Greenpeace are a organisation who want to defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse.
Stop climate change

Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and
technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the
world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of
fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still
much more needs to be done.

 Go
beyond oil


If we want to have healthy lives and a healthy planet we have to
wean ourselves off oil. We are working to expose the lengths the oil industry is
willing to go to squeeze the last barrels out of the ground and putting pressure
on industry and governments to move beyond oil.
 
Airplot!

Climate-wrecking plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been axed.
In a huge victory in the fight for genuine action against catastrophic climate
change, the coalition government has cancelled the project. Which means that
Airplot, the piece of land slap bang in the middle of the proposed third runway
site at Heathrow and collectively owned by tens of thousands of people from
around the world, probably won't now be needed.

Save
the Arctic


The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling.
As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract
more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the
Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote
location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a
catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and
to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

 Energy

Reducing CO2 emissions from energy generation is key to tackling climate
change. Over the coming years, the UK's ageging coal, gas and nuclear power
stations will need replacing and we have to decide what comes next. Do we want a
clean energy future and a thriving green economy or do we rebuild the expensive,
polluting energy dinosaurs?


We're campaigning for a clean energy future. A stronger green economy with
new jobs and growth. Clean, efficient renewable energy and to end CO2 emissions from electricity generation.

Protect
forests


The Earth's ancient forests form some of the most diverse
ecosystems known to science and are vital in regulating the world's climate. But
eighty per cent of them have already been destroyed or degraded, and the
remaining forests are under threat. Greenpeace is working to end illegal and
destructive logging of the world's ancient forests, and to protect the rights of
the indigenous peoples and species that depend on them.

Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species,
and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn
down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's
third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as
orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect
Indonesia's rainforests.

Protect
the Amazon rainforest


As the largest remaining rainforest on Earth, the Amazon rainforest is one of
the most diverse ecosystems in the world; almost half of all known species live
in the Amazon. Sadly, it's also experiencing one of the highest rates of
deforestation on the planet. While our Amazon campaign has had some remarkable
successes over the past few years, there is still much more to do to protect the
Amazon.

Defend
oceans


We are totally dependent on our oceans. But, we're damaging them on a scale
unimaginable to most people. Destructive fishing, polluting industries and
climate change are threatening the survival of whole marine ecosystems, as
species are driven towards extinction as their habitats are
destroyed.

 Tuna:
on the brink of extinction


Tuna - one of the world's favourite fish - provides a critical part of the
diet of millions of people across the globe. It is also the core of the luxury
sashimi markets. But rampant over-fishing is pushing these incredible creatures
to the brink of extinction; there simply aren't enough fish to sustain the
world's voracious appetite for tuna.

 Marine reserves

A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates what we at Greenpeace have
been saying for a long time: that the establishment of large-scale networks of
marine reserves, urgently needed to protect marine species and their habitats,
could be key to reversing global fisheries decline.




Defend oceans

We are totally dependent on our oceans. But, we're damaging them on a scale
unimaginable to most people. Destructive fishing, polluting industries and
climate change are threatening the survival of whole marine ecosystems, as
species are driven towards extinction as their habitats are
destroyed.




Be a fisherman's friend

An overhaul of the law that governs fishing in Europe only happens every 10
years, so we need to make sure that this time, it works.  We want a Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that supports
sustainable fishing, ends discards and puts the health of our seas first. 


Here's why the Common Fisheries Policy needs
fixing
.




Work
for peace and disarmament


40 years ago the international community got together and agreed to work
towards eliminating nuclear weapons. But these terrifying weapons of mass
destruction are still with us. Greenpeace believes that it’s time for the nine
nuclear countries - including Britain - to start serious negotiations to reduce
and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals, and focus instead on the real
challenge facing the world - building a safer, greener future for us
all.




Eliminating
toxic chemicals


Toxics threaten our water, air, land, oceans - and our
future.

Synthetic chemicals put the global health of humanity and the
environment at risk, as the world's industries fail to research the potential
impacts on our planet.


http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do
 
 
  In lesson we watched a documentary where Stacey Dooley goes to
the country of Cambodia to see the impact of sex trafficking. Some of her
findings was that the negative impact was that over 1,000 children under the
age of 18 are sexually exploited. The reason for this has been because of the
lack of education because they are unable to afford to go to school. This shows
how far they will be willing to go just to get money in order to survive. Over
$5,000 a day are spent just in Cambodia alone in the sex industry. A shocking fact we was told from the documentary is that young children aged 12 and 13
start to work in the industry. Some families who are in really struggle for
money even sell their daughters for money which I find very shocking because
this treats them like they are just an object which takes their human rights
away from them. Also if they refused to have sex then some of them would even
be beaten. The girls in the industry earn very little money which they receive
35% which is less than minimum wage. This problem has been caused due to the
country being a less economically developed country and people will go to extreme measures just for money in order to survive.

 

    Author

    Thomas Hill - student of A Level Travel and Tourism who is currently studying Torusim Development.