2009 Press Releases

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President Obama Must Earn Nobel Peace Prize with Strong Climate Action in Copenhagen

Press release | 10 December, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace today congratulated US President Barack Obama on winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize and urged him to use the award's prestige to help secure an ambitious, fair, and legally binding treaty at the UN Climate Summit when he travels to...

TckTckTck Delivers the hopes of more than 10 million people for a FAB deal

Press release | 7 December, 2009 at 1:00

A staggering 10 million people – and growing – have united in a call for a fair, ambitious and binding climate treaty [1] to be signed by world leaders at the Copenhagen climate negotiations which open today.

Statement from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Press release | 6 December, 2009 at 1:00

“Big change looks impossible when you start and inevitable when you finish.” - Bob Hunter, Greenpeace Founder, 1978

Congo's Forest Protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Press release | 4 December, 2009 at 13:46

René Ngongo, Greenpeace Africa Political Advisor and civil society activist for 18 years, today receives the Right Livelihood Award at the Swedish Parliament for his dedicated, and at times dangerous, work in defending the rights and livelihood...

Messages to 2109 - a time capsule that talks back to you

Press release | 4 December, 2009 at 13:37

Imagine writing a letter to the future. And getting a reply. Love Letters to the Future is part puzzle, part story, part activism. It's about climate change and the impacts it will have on our future. It's a multi-platform experience - an...

AREVA fails to address radiation problem around Niger mines

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

A Greenpeace team visited AREVA’s two uranium mines in Niger from 1-9 November. During the visit Greenpeace found dangerous levels of radiation in the streets of Akokan, a mining city located close to both mines. AREVA had earlier declared the...

With just 10 days left to avert climate crisis, Greenpeace calls on Amazon leaders to...

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

As Heads of States that represent the Amazon Basin - including French President Sarkozy, representing French Guyana - arrived in Manaus to agree a common position for December’s UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace activists today climbed the...

Greenpeace ends 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action in Indonesian rainforest

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

Ten days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit when world leaders will decide the fate of the world’s forests as part of the UN Copenhagen Climate deal, eighteen Greenpeace activists from 11 countries (1) have been detained by police...

WORLD LEADERS: 12 DAYS LEFT TO AVERT CLIMATE CHAOS

Press release | 25 November, 2009 at 1:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp and paper mill operated by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar Mas, which...

Nuclear expert warns of safety flaws in Areva’s reactor designNuclear expert warns of...

Press release | 20 November, 2009 at 10:53

An independent expert, commissioned by Greenpeace, has concluded that two nuclear reactors, currently under construction in Finland and France, suffer from serious safety flaws. The EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) design, which is supplied by...

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