2009 Press Releases

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Undercover investigation implicates top brands in ‘Slaughtering the Amazon’

Press release | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

A three-year undercover investigation by Greenpeace into Brazil’s booming cattle industry, the single largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil’s main source of CO2 emissions (1), has found that top food, sports and fashion brands...

US Government puts climate saving deal at risk: Greenpeace

Press release | 29 May, 2009 at 15:40

As government representatives head for the next round of UN climate talks in Bonn starting Monday, hopes for an agreement that would avert catastrophic climate change are being seriously undermined by the developed world in two key areas: targets...

Dreams of Carbon Storage face a tough Reality Check

Press release | 27 May, 2009 at 17:33

As decision makers from around the world convene at a high-level conference today in Norway to discuss carbon capture and storage (CCS), Greenpeace has released a report titled “Reality Check on Carbon Storage”[1] that examines some of the major...

Cool IT leaders needed to tackle global warming

Press release | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

Despite having the massive potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the IT industry is not yet delivering it, according to the first results of Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge(1).

Greenpeace calls on Icelandic government to “wake up” on whaling issue

Press release | 26 May, 2009 at 20:28

Greenpeace has demanded that Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir’s new Icelandic government wakes up and acts on its pre-election anti-whaling stance, by cancelling the previous government’s five year commercial whale hunt. The Icelandic...

Greenpeace requests EU to investigate failing national protection for Mediterranean...

Press release | 26 May, 2009 at 14:07

Greenpeace today filed an official complaint with the European Commission, asking it to enforce EU conservation laws in relation to the protection of Mediterranean seagrass meadows. Greenpeace has provided evidence that French, Greek, Italian and...

Concentrating Solar Power: A Multi-Billion Euro 'Green New Deal' to Save the Climate

Press release | 25 May, 2009 at 2:00

Investment in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) will this year exceed €2 billion (USD 2.58 billion ) and could be worth €20.8 billion (USD 26.8 billion) - creating around 90,000 jobs worldwide by 2015 - according to a report launched today by...

Greenpeace calls on Portuguese supermarkets to act on oceans destruction

Press release | 19 May, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace detailed the progress of its seafood markets campaign in Portugal with the launch of the Second Retailers Ranking. Modelo and Continente (from the Sonae Group) climbed from last to second position. Pingo Doce and Feira Nova (from...

Japanese court to hear evidence on whale meat embezzlement

Press release | 15 May, 2009 at 17:35

The Aomori district court today delivered a setback to the Japanese government’s attempts to cover up an embezzlement scandal in the so-called "scientific" Southern Ocean whaling programme. The court has agreed to hear key evidence the...

Waxman Bill Climate Change Legislation Fails to Impose Necessary Reductions

Press release | 15 May, 2009 at 2:00

In response to the climate and energy legislation released today by the Energy and Commerce Committee, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Phil Radford issued the following statement:“Despite the best efforts of Chairman Waxman, this bill has been...

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