An Analysis Of Greenpeace's Public And Private Position Towards TTIP

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Greenpeace’s public and private position towards TTIP
Greenpeace is a one of the biggest and highest-profile non-governmental global environmental campaigning group which consists of regional offices in more than 55 countries . It deals with campaigning with a mission to change attitudes and behaviour towards important environmental issues like climate change, protecting the biological diversity, preventing the pollution and so on. Greenpeace Netherlands was the organisation that leaked controversial negotiation documents about TTIP which might potentially have infuence over 800 million citizens and serious implications for the environment, climate and consumer safety. Greenpeace believes that TTIP makes trade almost too liberal and deregulates
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In decision-making and negotiation processes they need to maintain a certain image for others parties to take them seriously. Equally crucial is the way how Greenpeace is financed – it does not take donations from governments or corporations, rather it relies on individual supporters and foundation grants. It is necessary for them to maintain their biggest asset which is their credibility that has been under threat due to the financial difficulties which they have had in recent years such as gambling away 5,15$ million dollars of charitable donations betting on currency markets. There have also been some major problems within their finance department and overall management of the organisation . Leaking the meaningful documents might improve their public image and make them credible again in the eyes of their supporters. The success of the Greenpeace has been measured by number of supporters and fund-raising success, which probably will grow thanks to the leakement of the documents and the radical view of what they …show more content…
Elite of the Greenpeace decides the campaign goals and agenda, even if the other members might be against it. Most of the main decision-makers don’t have a scientific background. Furthermore, the most important organisation members are making campaigns which include sensationalism, misinformation and fear. Basically everything chemical and GMO is bad, no matter how many lives it could save, fear and political agendas have trumped science and truth. Greenpeace’s main goal has been putting an end to industrial growth, which might ban many useful techonologies. Greenpeace has a environmentalist ideology, which is very radicalised (more precisely, Greenpeace has been replaced with only green since people are the enemies of the earth). Even if the members of the organisation would be against the campaigns, they will still happen because the organisation in general makes financial profit and the radical view gives them more supporters. It is interesting to note that the Greenpeace campaign on TTIP has been EU-based so far, Greenpeace US hasn’t commented on that subject publicly. It is possible that they might support the agreement but they cannot state their opinion out loud because that would be against the general view of the

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