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Activists convicted but receive no punishment

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 3:51 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The five Greenpeace activists who stormed on board a New Zealand Government climate research ship that was found to be searching for oil have been discharged – and will receive no punishment – after being convicted at the Auckland District Court ... More >>

ChinaChem takeover of Syngenta - Greenpeace statement

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:58 am | Greenpeace

Beijing, 4 February 2016 - On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said: More >>

Greenpeace Response to TPP Protests

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:27 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace Response to TPP Protests Responding to today’s protests in Auckland ahead of the signing of the controversial TPP deal, Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman said: “Peaceful protest is the beating heart of any democracy. And ... More >>

Coal dropped from Vietnam’s future energy plans

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 4:00 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Bangkok, 27 January 2016 - Vietnam will effectively shelve the equivalent of 70 large coal power plants following an announcement from the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that the country would drop all further coal-fired power plant projects and move ... More >>

City rail announcement a “huge win for people power"

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:27 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

January 27, 2016: Today’s announcement that the Government will contribute funding to a city rail link in Auckland despite Prime Minister John Key’s past resistance to it, shows that public pressure is working, says Greenpeace’s executive director ... More >>

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ "absolute disgrace"

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:05 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

25 January, 2016: The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman. More >>

Pacific nations urged to consider tuna conservation

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 11:02 am | Greenpeace

Sydney, 21 January 2016 - The United States withdrawal from a key decades-old tuna fishing treaty with Pacific nations could benefit tuna conservation efforts, but its fishing rights must be carefully allocated, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said ... More >>

NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:30 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

January 21, 2016: 2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand. More >>

China declares no new coal mines for next three years

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 11:25 am | Greenpeace

Beijing, 5 January 2016 - China announced plans recently to halt new coal mine approvals for the next three years, and close 1,000 coal mines as part of its fight against air pollution. The announcement, made in a speech by the Head of China’s National ... More >>

New climate minister slammed

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 4:10 pm | Greenpeace

New climate minister slammed for lauding projected 30% increase in climate emissions December 17, 2015: Brand new climate minister Paula Bennett has today been slammed after praising a report for the United Nations that reveals New Zealand is on track ... More >>

Government’s oil permit announcement symbol of failure

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:57 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

December 16, 2015: The absence of deep sea oil permits in the Government’s just-announced 2015 block offer is another “nail in the coffin” of New Zealand’s oil programme, says Greenpeace executive director Dr Russel Norman. More >>

Thai Union seafood allegedly connected to child labour

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:27 am | Greenpeace

Washington, DC, 14 December 2015 - An Associated Press investigation released today found that Thai Union, owner of Chicken of the Sea in the U.S., has again been connected to forced labour and horrific working conditions in Thailand. The investigation, ... More >>

Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 11:41 am | Greenpeace

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: More >>

John Key poised to hand out more oil drilling permits

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:51 pm | Greenpeace

John Key poised to hand out more oil drilling permits in wake of Paris climate talks More >>

Groser Must Back Pacific Neighbours in Paris Talks

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:43 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Minister Tim Groser must up his game at climate change negotiations in Paris, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman today, as Groser refused to publically back moves to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. More >>

First human rights investigation into big polluters

Saturday, 5 December 2015, 10:05 am | Greenpeace

Paris, 4 December 2015 - The Philippines Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced that it will launch an investigation on December 10 (International Human rights Day), which could hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the impacts of climate change, ... More >>

Greenpeace condemns departure of Japanese whaling fleet

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 9:04 am | Greenpeace

Tokyo, 1 December 2015 - Greenpeace calls on the government of Japan to cancel the whaling fleet heading to the Southern Ocean under the guise of “research whaling”, and condemned the expedition as both unnecessary and in violation of the findings ... More >>

John Key chastised for “hypocritical” speech

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:06 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 1: Climate groups around the world are outraged at a speech delivered by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this morning at the Paris climate change conference, where he called for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies despite doing the exact ... More >>

Activists occupy climate ship caught searching for oil

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:12 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Five Greenpeace activists stormed on-board a New Zealand Government ship this morning in Wellington and are now locked to it, after discovering it has been searching for oil. More >>

Tens of Thousands of Homes Face Climate Flooding Disaster

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 1:04 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tens of Thousands of Homes Face Climate Flooding Disaster: Greenpeace Response Responding to today’s report showing an anticipated increase in sea levels could force tens of thousands of New Zealand families out of their homes and cost tens of billions ... More >>

 

 

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