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Now Morrison Is Going To COP26, He Must Take A Meaningful Climate Target

Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:43 pm | Greenpeace

SYDNEY , Oct 15, 2021: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that he will attend the COP26 Climate Summit, after weeks of threatening not to attend, has been labelled “meaningless” by Greenpeace Australia Pacific unless he commits to a ... More >>

Government’s Waste Strategy Must Focus On Eliminating Waste At The Source

Friday, 15 October 2021, 5:18 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace Aotearoa is calling on the Govt to "cut the crap", and focus its Waste Strategy on eliminating the source of the plastic waste problem. Greenpeace Aotearoa plastics campaigner Juressa Lee said the national waste strategy, which ... More >>

Fertiliser Front Group Flinches From Face-off

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:24 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace has been informed that the Fertiliser Association has requested a last minute postponement of their appearance at the Environmental Select Committee rather than appear head to head with Greenpeace following a media advisory sent by the environment ... More >>

Greenpeace To Face Off Against Fertiliser Industry At Environment Select Committee

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 2:32 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace will appear alongside experts at the Environment Select Committee tomorrow, 9am Thursday 14 October, to give oral evidence supporting their petition calling for the Government to phase out synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. Synthetic nitrogen ... More >>

‘Hot Air And Udder Bullshit' - Greenpeace Reaction To Emissions Reduction Document

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:18 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is expressing shock and disappointment at the Government’s discussion document for the Emissions Reduction Plan, released today, and says instead of signaling a step up in climate action, there’s just more hot air. The purpose of the Emissions ... More >>

Latest Emissions Data Shows Benefits Of Fewer Cows

Friday, 1 October 2021, 12:18 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is today pointing to new emissions data as clear evidence that lowering cow stocking rates works to cut climate pollution. New data from Statistics NZ shows that while New Zealand’s total regional climate pollution rose by 2.1% in 2019, ... More >>

Supreme Court Slams Door On Seabed Mining, Time For A Ban

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 1:56 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Today the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Trans Tasman Resources’ (TTR) appeal of a 2018 High Court ruling which quashed the EPA's decision in 2017 to give the miners resource consent to begin a giant seabed mining operation in the South ... More >>

Over 40 NGOs Call On Donor Governments To Intervene To Stop New Logging Plans In The Congo Rainforest

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:42 am | Greenpeace

Kinshasa, 23 September, 2021 – As international donors prepare to announce a purported 1 USD billion forest protection agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC government is planning to lift a moratorium on new logging concessions that ... More >>

Climate Commission Ignored Climate Benefits Of Cutting Synthetic Nitrogen

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 8:26 am | Greenpeace

A hidden report uncovered by Greenpeace shows that the Climate Change Commission ignored its own internal advice that could cut agricultural climate emissions by a third or more. The internal Climate Commission report, titled ‘Eliminating synthetic ... More >>

Greenpeace Launches New Educational History Website For Aotearoa

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 12:53 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace Aotearoa has launched a new online educational resource describing the history of Greenpeace in Aotearoa , the South Pacific, and Antarctica covering the period 1971 to 2020. From the first campaigns against French nuclear testing and ... More >>

NZ abstains on global seabed mining moratorium vote at IUCN

Friday, 17 September 2021, 2:16 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

  The New Zealand Government’s decision to abstain from voting in support of a deep sea mining moratorium at the IUCN World Conservation Congress has been met with sharp criticism from Greenpeace Aotearoa. It was revealed this week that New ... More >>

Greenpeace appalled by nightmarish waste to energy proposal

Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:31 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

A new proposal to build a waste to energy incinerator in Waimate to burn 350,000 tonnes of plastic, toxic sludge, nappies and other waste, is facing strong opposition from Greenpeace Aotearoa. More >>

Talley’s shifts blame for illegal bottom trawl onto skipper

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 3:10 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Court papers have revealed that Talley’s deepwater fishing division, Amaltal, has shifted the blame for illegally bottom trawling in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve off Kaikōura, a year after the company was found guilty of the breach. The Amaltal ... More >>

‘Mud farming’ clear evidence of too many cows - Greenpeace

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 11:00 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Aotearoa is launching a new petition calling for an end to mud farming - intensive winter grazing. The petition comes as new images of cows belly-deep in mud this winter provide further evidence that the country is trying - and failing ... More >>

Greenpeace celebrates 50 years defence of the planet

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 8:31 am | Greenpeace

The iconic global environmental organisation Greenpeacetoday celebrates its fiftieth year of fighting for a greener, fairer and more peaceful world. From the founding voyage in 1971 of a group of activists in a rickety boat to stop nuclear testing ... More >>

Greenpeace Turns 50

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 5:47 am | Greenpeace

Fifty years ago, on September 15th 1971, a ship named the Greenpeace set out to confront and stop US nuclear weapons testing at Amchitka, one of Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. The crew of twelve never made it to Amchitka, but so contagious ... More >>

Report shows organic waste can support regenerative farming

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 8:52 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Aotearoa has teamed up with zero waste group The Rubbish Trip to launch a report detailing how Aotearoa could close the loop on food waste, whilst supplying regenerative and organic farmers and growers with high quality compost. More >>

End Of Leaded Petrol Means That The Era Of Excuses Ends

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:07 am | Greenpeace

30 August, 2021, Johannesburg – The United Nations Environment Programme is set to announce the official end of leaded petrol today at 4 pm CET. This global achievement comes after Algeria saw the last refinery in the world phase-out of the toxic additive. ... More >>

Fonterra Funded Research Tries To Bury Nitrate Cancer Risk - Greenpeace

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 5:23 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace says research released by ESR and co-funded by dairy giant Fonterra excludes the most at-risk rural communities in its investigation into bowel cancer risk from nitrate in drinking water. Following significant international studies showing a ... More >>

Greenpeace calls for full Māui habitat protection as survey reveals further decline

Monday, 30 August 2021, 1:33 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

A leaked Government report has revealed Māui dolphin numbers have declined further over the past five years, prompting Greenpeace to renew their call to protect the dolphins’ full habitat range. The report, part of which has been seen by Greenpeace, ... More >>