2009 Press Releases

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Greenpeace calls on Obama to attend UN Copenhagen Climate Summit

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:54

As Presidents Obama, Lula and Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama arrived in Copenhagen today to lobby the Olympic Congress for their respective countries to host the 2016 Games, Greenpeace hung a banner from the St Nicholas Church Tower reading...

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

Greenpeace calls on Obama to attend UN Copenhagen Climate Summit

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

As Presidents Obama, Lula and Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama arrived in Copenhagen today to lobby the Olympic Congress for their respective countries to host the 2016 Games, Greenpeace hung a banner from the St Nicholas Church Tower reading...

New Evidence of Threats to Pacific Tuna Stocks

Press release | 1 October, 2009 at 18:49

New evidence to show the urgent need for marine reserves in the Pacific, as part of a global network of protection, was today presented by Greenpeace to the officials who can make or break the future of tuna in the Pacific.

US Corporate polluters should not determine Copenhagen outcome

Press release | 1 October, 2009 at 2:00

In the face of another flawed climate bill, President Obama must step up, take leadership to create a strong international climate treaty in Copenhagen, Greenpeace said today.

Greenpeace calls for closure of Canada’s deadly tar sands

Press release | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Canada, France, Germany and Brazil today occupied two conveyor belts used to transfer bitumen from an open pit mine to a processing plant owned by Canadian oil giant Suncor, demanding the closure of the tar sands.

70 days to Copenhagen: time is running out for the climate and our children’s future

Press release | 28 September, 2009 at 2:00

After a disastrous week for the climate in New York and Pittsburgh, five Thai children today made a direct appeal for their future to Yvo de Boers, the UN’s top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok...

Greenpeace response to the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh:

Press release | 26 September, 2009 at 2:35

Greenpeace today called on leaders of the industrialised world to match rhetoric on climate change with action as the world counts down to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December.

G20 leaders time to show us the money for climate action

Press release | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists are in the process of rappelling off one of Pittsburgh’s iconic bridges with a massive banner displaying their message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow’s summit: "Danger. Climate Destruction Ahead. Reduce CO2 Emissions...

Arctic could be free of summer sea ice by 2030

Press release | 17 September, 2009 at 22:03

As the minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was today reported to have plummeted to the third-lowest level ever in recorded history (1), the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is hosting world-class sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams, on a...

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