Greenpeace Environmental Trust
Supporting scientific research to understand human impact on the ocean and identify effective solutions.
In 2023, we launched a new partnership with Greenpeace Environmental Trust. The Greenpeace Research Laboratories form the Science Unit of Greenpeace International. The Laboratories were first established at London’s Queen Mary College in 1987 and relocated to the University of Exeter in 1992. They provide scientific advice and analytical support to Greenpeace offices worldwide over a range of disciplines covering ocean, land and air.
Greenpeace believes that scientific research not only helps us understand the impact we are having on our planet, it also helps us find the solutions – it provides us with the evidence we need to challenge wrongdoings, and gives us the solutions we need to put them right. Without meaningful data Greenpeace has no credible voice. That’s why science is the backbone of their work. Truly understanding the environmental and human impact caused by our modern society is crucial if we are to safeguard our planet for the future.
Our support, alongside other donors and partners, will enable scientific research (including marine research) at the labs allowing their scientists to be responsive and agile, to undertake important work through sampling, laboratory analysis, documentation, and publication of evidence for campaigns.
Research undertaken will provide additional understanding and solutions to ocean conservationists worldwide. It will also feed evidence directly into Greenpeace global oceans campaign with the overarching vision of enabling at least 30% of the oceans to be fully protected by 2030. This will ensure the limitation of overfishing, pollution and plastic in the world’s oceans.