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Spend Massive Covid Overpayment On Climate - Greenpeace

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 7:08 am | Greenpeace

Official figures released by Greenpeace show the Government could be due a huge refund from the Covid wage subsidy scheme. The environmental organisation has some strong views on how it could be spent. A total of $14 billion was paid out to businesses ... More >>

Yasa’s Climate-charged 345 Km/h Winds Cut A Path Of Destruction Through Fiji’s Two Major Islands

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:47 am | Greenpeace

SYDNEY , Dec 18 2020 - Tropical Cyclone Yasa struck with wind gusts up to 345 km/h overnight as it tore through Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, destroying homes and schools and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Despite the high wind speeds, ... More >>

Greenpeace Media Statement On Tropical Cyclone Yasa

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 7:32 pm | Greenpeace

“Cyclone Yasa has been turbocharged by the mining and burning of coal, oil and gas by countries like Australia. Climate change is intensifying extreme weather events that are devastating the Pacific and parts of Australia right now. “This is what ... More >>

Government Must Not Cave To Primary Sector Pressure On Intensive Winter Grazing Rules

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 2:15 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, 17 December: Greenpeace says the Government must not cave to industry pressure to weaken intensive winter grazing rules designed to protect rivers and climate for the good of all New Zealanders. Intensive winter grazing is a practice ... More >>

Gruesome Bycatch Xmas Tree Installed At Ministry Of Oceans And Fisheries

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:48 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, 8 December - Wellington: Greenpeace activists have this morning installed a bycatch Christmas tree outside the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, urging them to give New Zealand the gift of cameras on boats this festive season. The four metre ... More >>

Greenpeace Challenges Coke With Christmas Ads

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:30 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is launching a Christmas social media campaign linking Coca Cola with the killing of seabirds in New Zealand. This trio of hard-hitting videos aims to counter the soft drink giant’s seasonal advertising blitz. "This time of year ... More >>

World Could Heat Up To 3.9 Degrees By 2100 On Current Policies, Putting Future Of Pacific Islands At Dire Risk

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:28 am | Greenpeace

Under current policies, the world is projected to heat by a median estimate of 2.9 degrees by 2100, with a possible range of 2.1 to 3.9 degrees Celsius, according to a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Pacific nations are already facing ... More >>

It is a climate emergency, now let’s act like it

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:07 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is claiming the Government’s symbolic declaration of climate emergency as a "win for people power", but is challenging Jacinda Ardern and her Government to follow through quickly with policy and action to cut New Zealand’s ... More >>

Climate Emergency Declaration A Win But Needs Action

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 4:32 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, 26 November: Greenpeace is today celebrating another win for people power after the new Government announced an impending climate emergency declaration, but says the declaration is empty words unless it’s backed by policy that actually ... More >>

Fonterra Hands Over PKE Importing To ‘destructive’ Company, Says Greenpeace

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 1:16 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Fonterra’s sale of its half share in a palm kernel expeller business to its partner, palm giant Wilmar International, highlights a concerning relationship, says Greenpeace. Palm kernel expeller, or PKE, is a product of the palm oil industry. Since 2008, ... More >>

50,000-strong Petition Calls For An End To Bottom Trawling On Seamounts

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 4:00 pm | Greenpeace

A coalition of environmental groups delivered a 50,000 strong petition to Parliament today, calling on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. Members of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), Environment and Conservation Organisations ... More >>

Coke, Again With The False Plastic Solutions

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 9:14 am | Greenpeace

A new report shows that despite big promises, Coca Cola is making embarrassingly little progress towards ending plastic pollution. "Coca Cola is one of our country’s biggest plastic polluters, pumping out hundreds of millions of single-use drink bottles ... More >>

Talley’s Guilty Of Illegal Trawls In World’s "most Biologically Rich Ocean Habitat"

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 12:11 pm | Greenpeace

Talley’s deepwater fishing division, Amaltal, has today been found guilty of illegally bottom trawling in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve off Kaikōura. This comes eight months after the vessel’s skipper was found guilty of the same offence. Jessica Desmond, ... More >>

Greenpeace Calls Ministerial Appointments A Boon For The Oceans

Monday, 2 November 2020, 1:52 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says today’s Ministerial announcements hold some fantastic news for the sea and everything that lives in it. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the Fisheries Ministry will get a name change to the Ministry for Oceans and ... More >>

Greenpeace Message To Jacinda: 'Expect The Expected'

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 8:21 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says the acid test of Jacinda Ardern’s second term will be her Government’s ability to deal with global crises. Not just the unexpected crises like Covid - but the ones we already know about - like climate change and biodiversity loss. "Jacinda ... More >>

'No More Excuses' For Government Inaction On Climate And Nature: Greenpeace

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 8:03 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

This morning New Zealanders are waking up to a fresh Government - one that has no good reason to put off action on nature and climate. "With an historic landslide to Labour, solid wins for the Greens and the departure of NZ First," says Greenpeace ... More >>

MfE Report Shows Govt Action Needed To Reduce Agribusiness Emissions

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:07 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

A new report released today by the Ministry for the Environment highlights how the climate crisis is already affecting Aotearoa, and underscores the need for urgent action on New Zealand’s biggest climate polluter, agribusiness, says Greenpeace. ... More >>

New Govt Must Phase Out Synthetic Fertiliser, Study Finds It Is Driving Climate Catastrophe

Friday, 9 October 2020, 11:02 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

A major new paper , just published in the prestigious science journal Nature, shows that the overuse of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is pushing levels of nitrous oxide - a potent greenhouse gas - far beyond natural limits, fuelling the climate crisis. ... More >>

Activists Climb Fertiliser Association Building To Highlight Industrial Dairying’s Role In Climate

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10:38 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace activists have scaled the office building of the Fertiliser Association in Wellington, to highlight the role of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser in driving industrial dairying and furthering the climate crisis. Five climbers began their ... More >>

Greenpeace Welcomes Greens’ Transport Policy, Calls For Climate To Be Bottom Line

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 1:00 pm | Greenpeace

Tuesday, 29 September: Greenpeace has welcomed the Green Party’s transport policy announced today, but is seeking assurances that the Greens will make clean transport a bottom line in any potential coalition agreement. The Greens are promising to invest ... More >>