founded in 1971
Greenpeace International is present in more than 41 countries with national and regional centers and has nearly three million supporters worldwide.
Greenpeace aims to conserve biodiversity and to help save the Earth from environmental pollution and climate change.
Greenpeace campaigns on a range of issues. Focuses include defending the oceans (primarily from commercial whaling, overfishing and pollution), saving ancient forests, promoting renewable energy and halting climate change, eliminating toxic chemicals, halting releases of genetically modified organisms into the environment, encouraging sustainable trade and opposing nuclear power. In pursuing its aims, Greenpeace upholds principles of non-violence, political and economic independence, and internationalism. To maintain its political and economic independence, Greenpeace relies entirely on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.
Greenpeace consists of Greenpeace International in Amsterdam and 27 national and regional offices around the world. Greenpeace International coordinates and supports worldwide campaigns and monitors the activities of national and regional offices. The Campaigns Directors of all national/regional offices meet annually to chart out the organisation’s future course and make any necessary changes to its structure. They also elect the Stichting Greenpeace Council. This appoints the Greenpeace International Executive Director, who is responsible for day-to-day management of Greenpeace International, and approves the organisation’s annual budget.
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