As many people know, Greepeace (GP) is an non-governmental international organization committed to protect and conserve the environment in our planet. Greenpeace has been growing since the beginning at the first action taken to protect Amchitka, a little island in Alaska, from nuclear tests that the United States government planned. Later on and due to the relevance of the issue GP grew stronger. By 2007 it has offices all over the world and as of today GP has offices in Europe and a European Unit.
The countries with an active GP office in Europe are:
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
The way of GP to act in a global environment it’s a common thing between companies, as every country embraces different culture and government structures GP acts with the same goals under different scenarios, thinking in a global way acting in a local way.
The different campaigns that GP is taking care of are:
· Protection of ancient forests
· Climate change
· Oceans defense
· Peace and disarmament
· Stop genetic modified organisms
· Eliminate toxic chemicals
· End with the nuclear age
· Encourage sustainable trade
Specifically in Europe GP has a special unit based in Brussels, which is dedicated to look into the European Union institutions work with the unique objective of exposing deficient EU policies as well as challenging decision-makers to improve and act with progressive solutions towards the environment.
Within January EU presidency will be handled by Slovenia and it has an enormous responsibility. According to the Slovenian EU presidency watch project, this is a joint project of Greenpeace and Umanotera, the Slovenian foundation for sustainable development. The chance to pull to the table the discussion about EU energy policy, trying to walk forward to the implementation of a renewable energy system instead of the use of fossil fuels. Within this discussion EU energy policy as well as short and long term actions are crucial for the future of the environment all over Europe.