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Govt backs Sign On campaign premise at UN climate talks

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the New Zealand Government’s admission that developed countries as a whole must cut emissions by close to 40% by 2020.

World in grave danger under NZ Govt’s thinking

Press release | August 10, 2009 at 0:00

The Government cannot expect its emission reduction target range to go down well internationally, says Greenpeace.

Activists shut down Queensland coal terminal

Press release | August 5, 2009 at 1:35

Activists from across the Pacific, including New Zealand, have shut down the Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, Australia, to pressure leaders John Key and Kevin Rudd to do the right thing on climate change.

40 by 2020 target only way to protect NZ economy

Press release | July 31, 2009 at 0:00

Focusing only on the costs of emission reductions is the wrong approach, says Greenpeace in its submission to Government on a 2020 emissions reduction target. (1)

Rhys Darby puts poem to paper over climate change

Press release | July 24, 2009 at 0:00

Kiwi comedian and actor Rhys Darby has released a poem on YouTube, calling for New Zealand to reduce its emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.

40 by 2020 not a Greenpeace target

Press release | July 13, 2009 at 2:16

A 40 per cent by 2020 emission reduction target for New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is not a “Greenpeace target”, the organisation said today.

Greenpeace response to Government announcement of public consultation on emissions...

Press release | June 27, 2009 at 23:17

The Governments announcement to hold a public consultation on the target of emissions reduction that NZ should adopt at the UN climate talks at Copenhagen in December, shows that New Zealanders’ voice on climate change does matter, says Greenpeace.

Keisha Castle-Hughes joins Greenpeace in the Pacific to document climate impacts

Press release | June 22, 2009 at 0:00

Kiwi actress Keisha Castle-Hughes leaves for the Cook Islands today, to sail with Greenpeace and document climate impacts in the Pacific.

Government reveals plans to consult New Zealanders on climate target

Press release | June 2, 2009 at 0:00

With only five months to go until the crucial UN climate talks in Copenhagen, the New Zealand Government has announced another delay in setting an emissions reduction target.

Unlikely bedfellows unite over climate change

Press release | May 23, 2009 at 0:00

Lucy Lawless, Stephen Tindall, Cliff Curtis, Peter Gordon and Jim Salinger are among a group of high-profile New Zealanders joining with Greenpeace to call for strong climate action.

Minister for Creation of more Climate Change

Press release | April 22, 2009 at 0:00

John Key must reverse the decision to sacrifice conservation land and the climate for a coal mine, says Greenpeace.


Press release | April 9, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand should be ashamed of itself infront of its Pacific Island neighbours, Greenpeace said today, as UN climate talks wrap up in Bonn, Germany.

NZ rearranges deckchairs while ice shelf collapses

Press release | April 6, 2009 at 0:00

As the Wilkins ice Shelf draws closer to collapse in Antarctica (1), the New Zealand Government continues to contribute absolutely nothing towards progress on a climate deal in Bonn.

Greenpeace increases call for emission cuts

Press release | March 25, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand must make deeper and faster cuts in its greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought, Greenpeace warned today, ahead of the first of the year’s global climate talks which begin in Bonn (1) over the weekend.

Rudd and Key -“Where the bloody hell are ya?”

Press release | March 1, 2009 at 19:56

Kevin Rudd and John Key must talk about solving climate change as part of the solution to the economic crisis, Greenpeace said today.

Jobs summit must reject sub-prime strategy

Press release | February 26, 2009 at 2:22

A priority of tomorrow’s job summit should be looking at how many New Zealanders will lose their jobs as a direct result of the Government’s rollback of climate change legislation, says Greenpeace.

RMA reforms major blow to brand

Press release | February 3, 2009 at 1:40

Weakening the Resource Management Act (RMA) deals a further blow to New Zealand’s clean green brand, says Greenpeace.

Don't flush our climate down the John

Press release | December 8, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace deposited over 30 porcelain toilets on parliament grounds with a globe inside each one and the message: "don't flush our climate down the John".

Greenpeace occupies Polish coal plant during UN talks

Press release | December 2, 2008 at 20:13

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".

One year until climate D-Day - NZ on the outer

Press release | December 1, 2008 at 4:09

New Zealand is likely to find itself increasingly isolated at the UN climate talks starting today in Poznan, Poland, says Greenpeace.

NZ – friend or foe of the US?

Press release | November 18, 2008 at 0:00

New Zealanders should be seriously alarmed at the prospect of the National-led government damaging the country’s relationship with the United States over its stance on climate change.

Climate Change Minister missing in action

Press release | November 17, 2008 at 0:00

The National Party’s press release detailing Cabinet posts makes no mention of the environment and climate change portfolios, nor the MP who’s rumoured to be heading them.

National / ACT agreement economic self-sabotage

Press release | November 16, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning that National and ACT's agreement on confidence and supply shows both parties could risk a trade backlash by lowering New Zealand's environmental standards and procrastinating over climate change.

Labour and National fail environmental test

Press release | November 2, 2008 at 23:41

New Zealand’s two biggest political parties have failed the environment test, put to them by two major New Zealand environmental groups.

Thank god that’s over; now back to the climate…

Press release | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on political parties to outline their future plans for tackling climate change, now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been passed into law.

Earth to National: there is this thing called climate change

Press release | August 14, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is accusing the National Party of living in an alternate reality in which there’s no such thing as climate change.

Big business’ desperation shameful

Press release | June 27, 2008 at 1:11

Big polluting business’ desperate last ditch attempt to halt the emission trading scheme is shameful, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace takes climate fight to Supreme Court

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 6:36

Genesis Energy and Greenpeace will face off in the Supreme Court tomorrow, in a case that could have major implications for climate change in New Zealand.

Impact guidelines drive home urgency of climate change

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 1:06

New projections of future climate change in New Zealand are a timely reminder of the urgency of strong climate policy, says Greenpeace.

Good initiatives at risk under polluter subsidy plans

Press release | May 15, 2008 at 5:49

Greenpeace welcomes today's Green Party announcement that all state houses will be properly insulated within five years but warned initiatives like this could be at risk if big polluters get their way.

Carbon capture and storage a “scam” says new report

Press release | May 12, 2008 at 4:38

Big business and policy-makers must not succumb to the elusive promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to solve the climate crisis, says Greenpeace in a major new report (1).

“Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!"

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it’s a sign of how desperate climate sceptics are that they’ve used the names of eminent New Zealand scientists to falsely back their cause.

Submission on ETS

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Don’t subsidise polluting industries at the expense of ordinary New Zealanders and the planet.

Coal ship action ends in Lyttelton Harbour

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it's pleased to have highlighted the contribution New Zealand is making to climate change through a coal shipment action in the Port of Lyttelton today.

Greenpeace occupies coal ship; calls for real action on climate change

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior has blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton.

Hard-hitting ETS report kicks off Rainbow Warrior tour

Press release | March 4, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has used a hard-hitting report into the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to launch a six-week, nation-wide ship tour aboard the iconic Rainbow Warrior.

NZ climate sceptic led Exxon-funded group in Bali

Press release | December 18, 2007 at 0:00

It’s no surprise that the group of climate sceptics – led by a New Zealander - which tried to stall negotiations in Bali is bankrolled by oil ExxonMobil, says Greenpeace.

NZ and Australia must show collective leadership

Press release | December 9, 2007 at 0:00

Helen Clark must live up to her rhetoric on climate change when she meets Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Brisbane today, before he joins climate talks in Bali, says Greenpeace.

NZ delegation disappoints at Bali

Press release | December 6, 2007 at 0:00

The New Zealand government is in danger of losing its place as a progressive player in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol's second phase, warns Greenpeace.

Be the Change is born

Press release | October 25, 2007 at 0:00

A major new campaign being launched tomorrow aims to get tens of thousands of New Zealanders active in tackling climate change.

Climate and taxpayers pay for big business to pollute

Press release | September 20, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the announcement of an emissions trading scheme intended to tackle climate change, but is alarmed that there are no targets set for reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions and thus no guarantee that emissions will actually...

Greenpeace welcomes West Wind decision

Press release | August 15, 2007 at 5:28

Greenpeace has welcomed Meridian Energy’s decision to proceed with its West Wind wind farm project near Wellington.

Climate policy all sizzle and no sausage

Press release | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand has used the humble banger to demonstrate the gulf between National and Labour party rhetoric over climate change and real action.

Greenpeace welcomes u-turn on mining as opportunity for Key to set new economic course

Press release | July 20, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the Government's about-face on Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee's plans to allow the mining of this country's most precious Schedule 4 protected public conservation lands. And Greenpeace congratulates the...

New Zealand climate change ambassador elected to vice-chair of Kyoto Protocol...

Press release | June 12, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand congratulates New Zealand’s Climate Change ambassador Adrian Macey on his election to vice-chair of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations.

Greenpeace global energy blueprint shows alternative vision

Press release | June 8, 2010 at 0:00

Governments investing in a greener future have the potential to massively cut global carbon emissions and create millions of jobs but New Zealand risks missing this opportunity, says Greenpeace.

Accept schedule 4 failure and come back with better idea– Greenpeace

Press release | May 26, 2010 at 0:00

The Government would be wise to chalk up its schedule 4 mining plans as an idea it got horribly wrong, says Greenpeace in its submission on the proposals.

One third of National voters oppose mining plans

Press release | May 20, 2010 at 0:00

According to the most substantive poll on the mining issue to date, the Key Government’s mining plans are opposed by 30% of those who voted National in at the last election (1).

Activists arrested after blocking coal to Clandeboye for 10 hours

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

Police have arrested four Greenpeace activists at Fonterra’s Clandeboye dairy factory near Timaru, after they succeeded in blocking coal deliveries to the plant for nearly 10 hours.

Update: Activists: we’ll stay until Fonterra accepts challenge

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

One of the four activists who are locked to equipment in the coal depot at Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory near Timaru says it’s now up to Fonterra to take action to protect the climate and New Zealand’s clean green brand by switching to cleaner...

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