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Greenpeace• Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries.
Goals• Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity“ and focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals.
Actions• In the late 1960s Greenpeace evolved from the peace movement and anti-nuclear protests in Vancouver, British Columbia.• Greenpeace is known for its direct actions and has been described as the most visible environmental organization in the world. Greenpeace has raised environmental issues to public knowledge, and influenced both the private and the public sector
Go Beyond Oil• Greenpeace have launched the "Go Beyond Oil" campaign. The campaign is focused on slowing, and eventually ending, the worlds consumption of oil. With activist activities taking place against companies that pursue oil drilling as a venture.
Forest campaign• Greenpeace aims at protecting intact primary forests from deforestation and degradation with the target of zero deforestation by 2020. Greenpeace has accused several corporations, such as Unilever, Nike, KFC, Kit-Kat and McDonalds of having links to the deforestation of the tropical rainforests.
Greenpeace say no to :• Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)• Nuclear power• Toxic waste
Priorities and campaigns• Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.• Protecting the world’s remaining ancient forests which are depended on by many animals, plants and people.• Working for disarmament and peace by reducing dependence on finite resources and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.• Creating a toxin free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in todays products and manufacturing.• Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by encouraging socially and ecologically responsible farming practices.