In general

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We expressly forbid the use of any Greenpeace material appearing at this site, and/or the Greenpeace name and logo, for:

  • personal or corporate gain except by express permission as noted below;
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Linking to this website

We love it when you link to us and help spread the word about our campaigns for the environment or (in the case of the Handbook), how we produce documentation. You don’t need permission. You are welcome to link to our main site or any of the issue areas you find there.


The Greenpeace logo

“Greenpeace”, including the Greenpeace logo, is an internationally registered trademark belonging to Stichting Greenpeace Council. Use of the trademark is granted on the condition:

  • that it shall be purely for referential and non-commercial purposes;
  • you may not use the name and/or logo in any way that indicates or creates the impression that Greenpeace endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with any products, services or goods available on your own website;
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  • the name and/or logo may not appear more prominently than your personal website name.

If you do use the logo, please include “Trademark of Stichting Greenpeace Council” in the alt tag or visibly on the page.

The trademark remains the exclusive property of Greenpeace International, and by using it you agree that you shall not, in any way whatsoever, register or attempt to register the trademark or challenge the same.


Articles and Text

Articles and text produced by Greenpeace International are free for personal or educational use. Please do include a note saying: “Source: Greenpeace (” and reproduce any byline or copyright information provided in the original.

Articles and text from third party sources remain the intellectual property and copyright of those third party sources, and permission for use should be sought from these original sources.



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Any other use (such as using images for personal or corporate gain) require permission from Greenpeace International Media Library. Commercial use of any Greenpeace image without permission would constitute a copyright infringement and may infringe upon other rights.

News images of reproduction quality (around 8 megabytes in size) distributed by Greenpeace to journalists and agencies are intended for use within fourteen days, and archiving and/or resale of these images is strictly forbidden. After fourteen days, please contact us for licensing.



Use of video is subject to the same conditions as other materials above. However, please note that not all of our videos are available for download.


Terms and Greenpeace structure

Greenpeace is a network consisting of Greenpeace International and 26 national and regional Greenpeace organisations, which are all separate and independent entities.

The content on each subsection of is published and managed by the relevant entity. Pages whose address begins with or for example, are under the editorial control of Greenpeace International.
For questions, comments or other feedback, please contact the responsible Greenpeace entity. You can generally see at the top of each page which entity’s section you are on.For the sake of convenience, we may refer to “Greenpeace” on this website when talking about either Greenpeace International or one of the national or regional Greenpeace organisations.

Moreover, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may also used for reasons of convenience to refer to other entities in the Greenpeace network and their respective staff, activists and volunteers.