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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 ex-pat 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.

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Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship [Video]

Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship

Thousands of species around the pristine lagoons of Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny and Mahebourg are at risk of drowning in a sea of pollution, Greenpeace warned.

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[CDATA[Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest]] [Video]

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Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest [Video]

Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest

The NGO is demanding more action from the government to protect Poland's forests from logging schemes.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:57Published
Greenpeace activists scale a crane at Notre Dame cathedral in climate protest [Video]

Greenpeace activists scale a crane at Notre Dame cathedral in climate protest

Activists mounted a crane at the world-famous landmark, which is being renovated for fire damage, to hang banners protesting the French government's climate policies.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

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