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‘Biggest Fossil Fuel Development In A Decade’ - Controversial WA Gas Project Under Pressure In Supreme Court

Monday, 20 December 2021, 1:27 pm | Greenpeace

The fight against Woodside’s controversial Scarborough gas development is heading to the Supreme Court with proceedings set to begin this morning (Monday 20 December 2021). The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) - represented by the Environmental Defenders ... More >>

Netherlands Announces €25bn Plan To Cut Livestock Numbers: NZ Can Do The Same

Friday, 17 December 2021, 7:21 am | Greenpeace

On Wednesday the Netherlands announced a plan to drastically transform the agriculture system which is expected to reduce livestock numbers by close to a third . Greenpeace Aotearoa says this sets an example for the New Zealand Government to follow. Greenpeace ... More >>

Climate Emergency Fund Misses The Mark On Agriculture

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:19 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Aotearoa says the Government’s announcement today of a mediocre ‘Climate Emergency Response Fund ’ makes a start, but is no substitute for action to tackle the country’s biggest polluter, industrial agriculture. Greenpeace’s agriculture ... More >>

New Report And Map Shows Aotearoa’s Deep-sea Corals Vastly Unprotected From Trawling

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:54 am | Greenpeace

A new report and interactive map released by Greenpeace today, details the extent of unique wildlife found on Aotearoa’s seamounts, and how unprotected they are from bottom trawling. The sixty page report finds that the rarest, most unique corals ... More >>

Giant Toroa Full Of Plastic Lands At Mission Bay

Friday, 10 December 2021, 7:51 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace Aotearoa has renewed its call to ban single-use plastic bottles today by revealing a sculpture of a toroa (albatross) with a ten-metre wingspan, at Mission Bay in Auckland. The haunting artwork is made out of single-use plastic bottles, ... More >>

Kapuni Hydrogen Project Gives Ballance Fertiliser Green Light For Climate Crime

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:02 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace has slammed the approval of a new wind turbine and hydrogen facility in Taranaki, saying the Government’s fast track process makes a mockery of climate change and environmental protection commitments. The Hiringa Energy wind turbines ... More >>

Giant Crowdfunded Note To PM On Climate Emergency Anniversary

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:09 pm | Greenpeace

On the one-year anniversary of Jacinda Ardern’s Climate Emergency declaration, Greenpeace has positioned a cheeky, four storey high, crowdfunded "climate emergency to-do list" on a wall near Parliament in Wellington. "Prime Minister Jacinda ... More >>

Greenpeace Calls On Govt To Walk Away From Failed He Waka Eke Noa

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 4:25 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to walk away from the voluntary agribusiness industry partnership known as He Waka Eke Noa which has today admitted that it won’t do the one thing it was supposed to: reduce agricultural emissions. "The He ... More >>

Motorway Expansion Covid Fast-track Consenting Approval Slammed By Climate Campaigners

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1:18 pm | Greenpeace

The Covid fast track consenting panel, set up by the Ardern Government under the Covid 19 Fast-Track Consenting Act, has approved the expansion of State Highway 1, which will see a third lane added in each direction between Papakura and Drury. Greenpeace ... More >>

The World Calls Time On Coal At COP26

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:58 pm | Greenpeace

The international community has endorsed an accelerated coal phase down and an end to fossil fuel subsidies in an historic COP26 final decision text, sending a clear message to Scott Morrison that his failed climate policy will no longer be tolerated, ... More >>

COP26: Greenpeace Challenges Ardern Govt To Get Real On Climate

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:47 pm | Greenpeace

The New Zealand Government is under pressure to come up with a real climate emission reduction plan to present next year, after the COP26 climate summit agreed that Governments must bring back updated targets in 2022. "The New Zealand Government presented ... More >>

Dairy And Fertiliser Industries Responsible For NZ’s Declining Climate Performance

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 6:52 am | Greenpeace

The international Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released today , downgrades New Zealand efforts toward climate change reduction seven points from last year’s ranking, to 35th place. New Zealand is now among the low-ranking countries of the ... More >>

Greenpeace Says Fertiliser Companies To Blame For Cancer Deaths From Nitrate-contaminated Water

Monday, 8 November 2021, 3:12 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is redoubling its call on the Ardern government to phase out synthetic nitrogen fertiliser following the publication of a scientific study showing nitrate contamination of drinking water could cause up to 100 cases of bowel cancer and 40 ... More >>

COP Methane Pledge Is More Talk And No Action For Ardern Government

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 6:59 am | Greenpeace

The New Zealand Government has signed up to a new international methane pledge at the COP26 climate talks currently underway in Glasgow, but Greenpeace is unimpressed. Over 100 countries have signed the pledge and agreed to collectively reduce methane ... More >>

Greenpeace To Provide Free Mail-in Nitrate Water Testing

Monday, 1 November 2021, 8:53 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Aotearoa is today launching a new mail-in service to test people’s drinking water for nitrate contamination. During winter 2021, Greenpeace ran several testing days in communities across Canterbury and Southland, testing over 400 bore-sourced ... More >>

New Zealand’s Government Wimps Out On Climate Action Again With Dodgy NDC

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 3:05 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is giving a frosty reception to the Government’s new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) climate targets announced today. "The Government’s latest promise to reduce emissions through the NDC play fast and loose with the numbers ... More >>

NZ Rugby Takes Another Big Hit Over INEOS Oil Sponsorship Deal

Friday, 29 October 2021, 5:14 pm | Greenpeace

The tarnishing of New Zealand Rugby has been called out again after an open letter by prominent New Zealanders opposing the deal with INEOS was delivered to the organisation. The letter, organised by Kiwis in Climate, a group of New Zealanders working locally ... More >>

Report Indicates NZ Trawlers Dragged Up Over Seven Tonnes Of Protected Coral

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:59 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling for seamounts and similar ocean features to be protected from trawling, as the latest fishing bycatch data indicates the New Zealand fleet dragged up seven tonnes of coral in a single year. DOC’s 2019-2020 protected species bycatch ... More >>

For A Safe Future For The Pacific, Fossil Fuel Projects And Subsidies Must End At COP26

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:22 am | Greenpeace

SYDNEY , Oct 22 2021 - The Pacific has demanded that world leaders at the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow must draw a line under new coal, oil and gas projects and immediately end fossil fuel subsidies if the Pacific islands are to remain above ... More >>

Young Pasifika Community Leaders Join Call To Ban Seabed Mining To Protect Moana

Friday, 22 October 2021, 7:06 am | Greenpeace

They are young, Pasifika and their message is clear: Ban seabed mining and protect the moana of the Pacific. The call comes from a group of young socially conscious Pasifika leaders who last night helped Greenpeace Aotearoa launch the social media ... More >>