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Greenpeace,

international organization that promotes environmental awareness and addresses environmental abuse through direct, nonviolent confrontations with governments and companies. Founded in 1971 to oppose U.S. nuclear testing in Alaska, the organization has fought to protect endangered species, stop the dumping of hazardous waste, and strengthen national and international laws that regulate environmental affairs. A small organization largely dependent on voluntary funding, it has used wide media exposure to draw attention to its causes. Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace ship scheduled to protest French atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, was blown up in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, on July 10, 1985, by French intelligence agents. The resulting scandal caused the resignation of France's minister of defense and the firing of the head of France's intelligence service.

Greenpeace

A nonprofit organization, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. As a global organization, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to the Earth’s biodiversity and environment.
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Kumi Naidoo, executive director of the Greenpeace International, who is in New Delhi, said, " The current growth model in India is the one that benefits only one per cent of the people and marginalises 99 per cent of the society.
''Ozawa is right to state the potential of Japan to use its so-called peaceful plutonium program for nuclear weapons purposes,'' Shaun Burnie of Greenpeace International said in a statement.
"Logging companies destroying ancient forests around the world and their customers should take note of what has happened here in British Columbia," says Tim Birch, a forests campaigner for Greenpeace International. "We will be stepping up our campaign to target governments and companies who rail to protect the world's remaining ancient forests." CONTACT: Greenpeace Canada, (416) 597-8408, www.
The call by Greenpeace International, Basel Action Network (BAN) and other nongovernmental organizations follows revelations that industrial waste imported from Taiwan and dumped outside the coastal resort of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia late last year contains high levels of mercury that has harmed the health of villagers in the area.
Acting on the IB report, the home ministry had issued a directive to the Reserve Bank of India, asking it to put on hold all foreign contributions originating from Greenpeace International and Climate Works Foundation.
Environment group Greenpeace International said the two transport vessels Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal, both armed with cannons, are likely to carry the fuel back to Britain.
Greenpeace International staged rallies Monday outside Japanese embassies and consulates in more than 15 countries around the world to protest Japan's continued detention of four of its members, the environmental group said.
"We hope that this decision will send out a clear signal around the world," says Louise Gale, Greenpeace International Political Advisor.
Unfortunately, observes Clifton Curtis, political advisor to Greenpeace International, "There remains a tendency, on the part of international agreements to put the ocean in a box and say, 'OK, we've done rainforests, now let's address oceans.' But 'ocean issues' cover such a wide range - fisheries, oil and gas, minerals, to name a few - that you can't just fence them off that neatly."
Countries now need to react to the strong call from the G20 to formally join and ratify the Paris Agreement as soon as possible, so that the Agreement can enter into force this year, said Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International.
Environmental group Greenpeace International had submitted a petition of about 2.5 million signatures asking to hold a referendum on the plan last year.
Four members of the environmentalist group Greenpeace International were released Friday after they agreed to pay fines of 70,000 yen each for climbing a tower in Tokyo to protest dioxin emissions.