2009 Press Releases

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Neste Oil's plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive...

Press release | 12 May, 2009 at 10:08

This morning, 32 Greenpeace activists from Finland and Sweden are demonstrating in a palm oil diesel refinery of Neste Oil in Porvoo, Finland, where they hung a banner with the text 'Neste Oil - destroying the rainforests'.

Final Feeding Frenzy of a Failing Fishery

Press release | 11 May, 2009 at 12:55

Disregarding agreed bluefin tuna quotas, the Turkish government has set itself a unilateral bluefin tuna quota and broken its international commitments. The announcement comes just weeks into the 2009 bluefin tuna fishing season, and just over a...

Greenpeace calls for cancellation of Olkiluoto 3 construction permit

Press release | 6 May, 2009 at 16:09

Greenpeace is calling for the construction permit for the Olkiluoto European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Finland - the world's largest prototype nuclear reactor - to be cancelled, following revelations of severe problems in the design of its...

MEF outcome

Press release | 28 April, 2009 at 2:00

The first meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) wrapped up today in Washington, DC, with Greenpeace labeling it as a waste of time.

Greenpeace launches initiative for markets to “pre-order” sustainable skipjack tuna

Press release | 27 April, 2009 at 13:44

Greenpeace has launched guidelines and an on-line pre-order petition at the European Tuna Conference in Brussels calling on retailers, restaurants and tuna traders to pre-order and shift their supplies to sustainable and equitable skipjack tuna.

One step forward, two steps back in addressing the food crisis

Press release | 22 April, 2009 at 12:35

Commenting on the declaration published today following the first G8 meeting dedicated to agriculture, Greenpeace said that the G8 Agriculture Ministers appear to be taking one step forward in putting agriculture and food security at the heart of...

New revelations in the EDF Spying Scandal

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Electricité de France (EDF) has been spying on Greenpeace since 2004 according to a report this morning on the French news website Mediapart, which cites evidence from official investigation files. According to the files EDF was also seeking...

Agriculture at a crossroads

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on G8 agriculture ministers to stop business-as-usual and start supporting a transition to an ecological agriculture that feeds people while protecting the environment. The first G8 meeting dedicated to Agriculture is being...

Amazon Soya Moratorium

Press release | 14 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed a renewed commitment by Brazilian soya traders to boycott soya grown in newly deforested areas as part of an on-going soya moratorium(1). The announcement came in response to evidence presented by the GTS, the Brazilian...

Greenpeace Calls for End to Cover-ups, Lies, and Southern Ocean Whaling

Press release | 14 April, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace today met the returning Japanese whaling fleet factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, with placardsreading "Southern Ocean Whaling: Cover-ups, lies, 1.2 billion yen in taxes". The environmental organisation also sought to document the...

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