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WEF: Greenpeace challenges banks over $1.4 trillion invested in fossil fuels since Paris Agreement

Davos-Klosters/IBNS: Since the groundbreaking Paris summit on climate change in 2015, 24 global banks have invested $1.4 trillion in the fossil fuel industry, according to Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Greenpeace’s report, It’s the Finance Sector, Stupid, published today, puts the blame for the climate emergency at the feet of the banks, insurers and pension funds that participate in Davos.

Greenpeace activists protesting deforestation block entry to total's refinery in France

Moscow, Oct 29 (Sputnik/UNI): Greenpeace activists blocked the entry to a processing plant belonging to French multinational oil and gas company Total in southeastern France on Tuesday as part of a protest against deforestation caused by the use of palm oil for producing transport fuel.

Take responsibility of your plastic waste: Greenpeace India urges big corporations

New Delhi, June 4 (IBNS): While India is playing a global host to the World Environment Day 2018, themed ‘beat plastic pollution’, Greenpeace India on Monday sent out a strong message to the retailers and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and urged them to take responsibility for the trash they produce.

Over a thousand Delhiites renew hope for a greener planet and pledge to Go Solar

New Delhi, July 18 (IBNS): After a month long campaign to spread awareness about rooftop solar, Greenpeace India found that 1,043 residents of Delhi want to solarise their rooftops.

Indian cities lag far behind in installing rooftop solar: Greenpeace analysis

New Delhi, May 23 (IBNS): Despite policies and net metering guidelines in several states, a subsidy of 30 percent offered by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the installation of solar rooftop systems has been dismal in leading metros in the country, especially in Chennai and Mumbai, says a Greenpeace India analysis, titled ‘Indian cities slacking on rooftop solar’.

Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order

Tokyo/ New Delhi, Feb 21 (IBNS) The Japanese government will soon lift evacuation orders for 6,000 citizens of Iitate village in Fukushima prefecture where radiation levels in nearby forests are comparable to the current levels within the Chernobyl 30km exclusion zone – an area that more than 30 years after the accident remains formally closed to habitation.

Greenpeace celebrates Bihar's first solar powered cold storage in Kedia

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IBNS): Greenpeace volunteers celebrated alongside farmers in Kedia, as the Bihar Labour Resources Minister Vijay Prakash inaugurated the state's first ever solar powered cold storage at Kedia in Jamui on Saturday.

Coal dependence worsens drought impact: Greenpeace Analysis

New Delhi , June 3 (IBNS) Greenpeace India on Friday released data on the water consumption patterns of coal power plants in seven drought affected states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh.

Greenpeace says India's INDC targets step in right direction - rationale for doubling coal based power unclear

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IBNS): Greenpeace India has termed the Indian government’s climate targets (INDC) of 40% electricity from non-fossil fuel sources, and 33-35% emissions intensity reduction by 2030 as ‘steps in the right direction’, but questioned the economic and social justification for a coal expansion of the scale envisioned. Greenpeace also supports India’s need for finance and technology assistance from developed countries.

Greenpeace ask PM Modi to press US President Obama on solar trade, climate change issues

New York/Delhi, Sept 25 (IBNS): In advance of Narendra Modi's speech to the United Nations on Friday, Greenpeace published an open letter asking the Prime Minister to "urge US President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's actions that significantly undermine the fight against climate change."

Greenpeace launches Clean Air Nation Movement

New Delhi, Sept 22 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Tuesday launched the Clean Air Nation1 movement, calling on the government to make urgent improvements to the National Air Quality Index (NAQI), as a first step towards securing what the Government has referred to as citizens' 'birthright to clean air'.

Greenpeace: P&G agrees to clean up palm oil act

New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.