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Greenpeace: Non-governmental environmental organization
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 55 countries and an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, Canadian and US expat environmental activists. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct action, lobbying, research, and ecotage to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, relying on three million individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace has a general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a founding member of the INGO Accountability Charter, an international non-governmental organization that intends to foster accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations.


European companies criticised over West African food security [Video]

European companies criticised over West African food security

“The fishmeal and fish oil industry, and all governments and companies supporting them, are basically robbing local populations of livelihoods and food," said Dr Ibrahimé Cissé, senior campaigner..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:41Published
Greenpeace activists block a soya warehouse in western France [Video]

Greenpeace activists block a soya warehouse in western France

A dozen Greenpeace activists block a soya warehouse in the port of Saint-Nazaire, on France's Atlantic coast, to denounce soya imports into France.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

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