2008 Press Releases

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"Arrest me too" - Greenpeace activists worldwide join vigil to end whaling

Press release | 9 December, 2008 at 1:00

Tokyo, 9th December 2008: Marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [1], representatives of Greenpeace worldwide [2] presented themselves at the office of Japanese Prime Minister Aso, calling for the end to the...

After 50 hours Greenpeace activists leave coal stack and head for Poznan

Press release | 4 December, 2008 at 13:52

Having spent two days atop the 150 metre chimney stack of the Pątnów power plant to highlight the catastrophic impact that coal-fired power stations are having on the climate, the 11 Greenpeace climbers came down today and are heading for the UN...

Greenpeace continues protests against coal ship in Denmark

Press release | 3 December, 2008 at 15:21

Greenpeace activists are blocking the ship Hanjin Imabari, carrying coal from Richards Bay, South Africa to the Danish coal plant Enstedværket, in Aabenraa, from offloading its many tonnes of coal. Activists have blocked a crane used to unload...

"Quit Coal" says Greenpeace from the top of a Polish coal plant

Press release | 2 December, 2008 at 1:00

Early this morning, 11 Greenpeace activists scaled a 150-metre high chimney at the Pątnów power plant in Poland to hang a banner reading "Quit coal, save the climate". Greenpeace is calling on the Polish government to stop undermining the...

Governments must get serious about climate action ─ Greenpeace

Press release | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace today demanded that governments gathering at the UN climate talks in Poznan get serious about taking concrete action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Greenpeace report reveals the true cost of coal

Press release | 27 November, 2008 at 16:32

Greenpeace today released an analysis showing that the global cost of coal was at least €360 billion last year alone. The report, "The True Cost of Coal", released with the independent Dutch Institute CE Delft, arrived at this figure by looking...

Game over: European Union Sinks Tuna Agreement

Press release | 25 November, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace has called today's outcome of the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) disastrous and shameful. ICCAT has rendered itself incapable of managing the recovery of bluefin tuna...

Game over: European Union Sinks Tuna Agreement

Press release | 24 November, 2008 at 23:30

Greenpeace has called today’s outcome of the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) disastrous and shameful. ICCAT has rendered itself incapable of managing the recovery of bluefin tuna...

Greenpeace opens an office in the DRC and calls on the government to act swiftly to...

Press release | 24 November, 2008 at 14:22

Greenpeace today marked the opening of its office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by welcoming Congolese officials aboard its ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently docked in Matadi, the country's principal port for timber exports.

Stop GM crops, save our food!

Press release | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

In an a-maize-ing feat at the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels this morning, Greenpeace activists climbed a building on Schuman square to display a giant banner of a 'scary' genetically modified (GM) corn plant bearing the slogan Stop GMOs'.

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