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  1. 1. MISSION AND RECENT ACTIVITIES OF GREEN PEACE INTERNATIONAL SUJITH K.OOMMEN MACFAST.
  2. 2. History In 1971, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada to bear witness to US underground nuclear testing at Amchitka, Alaska, which is one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions. The journey sparked a flurry of public interest. The voice had been heard. Nuclear testing on Amchitka ended that same year, and the island was later declared a bird sanctuary.
  3. 3. The Founders of Greenpeace - Jim Bohlen - Paul Cote - Irving Stowe Today, Greenpeace is an international organization that prioritizes global environmental campaigns. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Greenpeace has 2.8 million supporters worldwide, and national as well as regional offices in 41 countries.
  4. 4. Mission of Green Peace International - Catalyzing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change. -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 .
  5. 5. Contd…. - Working for disarmament and peace by reducing dependence on finite resources and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. - Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing. - Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by encouraging socially and ecologically responsible farming practices.
  6. 6. Recent Activities of Greenpeace - The Great Bear Rainforest protection agreement comes into force in Canada. This was one of Green peace's longest running campaigns for protecting an area half the size of Switzerland from logging. - After a six-month long “Quit Coal” campaign by Greenpeace, the Greek Minister of Development states that the government is not considering coal or nuclear power as part of Greece's energy future
  7. 7. Contd…. - Electronics giant Philips bows to pressure from Greenpeace and consumers and becomes a leader in environmentally friendly take-back policies for electronic waste. - Greenpeace volunteers and local forest communities have halted the destruction of an area of swamp forest in Sumatra, Indonesia. These swamps were to be converted to commercial palm oil plantations.
  8. 8. Activities in India - Smart Farming Dialogue Series Launched in Punjab ‘Smart Farming’, a forum convened by Greenpeace India launched a dialogue series titled ‘Smart dialogues’ to discuss smart and sustainable farming solutions with a vision to ensure food security in India. - IT Sector slow in demonstrating climate leadership Despite having a massive capacity to cut greenhouse gas emissions the IT industry is not yet delivering on its potential according to the first results of the Green peace's Cool IT Challenge
  9. 9. www.greenpeace.org/international Thank You

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