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Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

Feature story | June 28, 2009 at 0:21

While Keisha Castle-Hughes tours the Pacific documenting climate impacts aboard the Esperanza, another of our ships, The Arctic Sunrise is currently heading north along the west coast of Greenland in a race against time. It's destination is the...

100 days to save the climate

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 0:00

There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate.

Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment

Feature story | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

A few hours ago the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton. See the video

Hardhitting ETS report kicks off Rainbow Warrior tour of New Zealand

Feature story | March 4, 2008 at 0:00

On board the Rainbow Warrior this morning we marked the start of a six week 'Target Climate Change' tour of New Zealand with the release of a hard hitting report into the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We've said in the past that...

Day of action on climate change

Feature story | December 11, 2007 at 23:46

As negotiators from 190 governments complete the first of two weeks of discussions on climate change, in Bali, people around the world took to the streets for a Global Day of Action, to raise their voices about the need for urgent action to avert...

Generation C

Feature story | December 6, 2007 at 1:21

According to conventional wisdom (oh all right the tabloid press to be more precise) all teenagers ever think about are themselves. So it may come as a surprise that a global survey of almost 50,000 teens released today reveals that they have...

Vital UN climate negotiations start in Bali

Feature story | December 2, 2007 at 20:38

It’s said that a week is a long time in politics. The burning question is whether two weeks is long enough for governments to finally wake up, smell the carbon and confront the biggest problem facing the world. Yes, says Greenpeace. Absolutely.

October 2007 - big month for Greenpeace and the environment

Feature story | November 2, 2007 at 0:00

It's been a busy month for climate change in New Zealand. The Government, which for some time has been firmly aboard the climate change bandwagon, finally showed an interest in solving the problem. Minister for Climate Change David Parker...

UN climate summit

Feature story | September 26, 2007 at 0:00

The good news: The biggest environmental gathering of government leaders in many years showed the world is finally waking up to the urgency of climate change. The bad news: Time is running out.

Emissions Trading-essential elements

Feature story | September 14, 2007 at 3:25

The NZ government is about to release its proposal for an emissions trading scheme to address climate change.

600 strip naked on glacier in global warming protest

Feature story | August 19, 2007 at 0:00

An emergency provokes extreme responses: human beings in danger will abandon social niceties, etiquette, and the norms of acceptable behavior to raise an alarm any way they can when lives are in danger. Today, six hundred people shed their...

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | July 27, 2007 at 4:43

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

The Only Planet Guide

Feature story | July 6, 2007 at 0:39

This is a big week for the climate. According to the Live Earth website, about 2 billion people are going to watch Al Gore's concerts this weekend. That's awe inspiring but after the show, millions, even hundreds of millions, are going to be...

G8 on climate change

Feature story | June 7, 2007 at 0:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

Weather of Mass Destruction

Feature story | April 19, 2007 at 0:35

WMD are a constant topic on the agenda of the United Nations, but now the Security Council members will have to ask, "Which W is it: weather or weapons?"

Brussels climate change meeting

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 22:42

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assembles in Brussels this week. On Friday they will deliver their latest assessment on the potential impacts of climate change. While the picture they paint will likely be a dire one, there are...

VICTORY! Marsden B is no more

Feature story | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

To be or not to be? ... well the answer for Marsden B at least is not to be. The struggle against Marsden B has seen a nine day occupation, high court challenges, protest marches, record numbers of public submissions, Surfers Against Sulphur,...

Huntly a climate killer

Feature story | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

At the break of dawn this morning the Greenpeace climate rescue team took action against one of the biggest climate polluters in New Zealand - the Huntly coal-fired power station. Greenpeace activists entered the Huntly site at dawn and are now...

Stern look at global warming

Feature story | October 30, 2006 at 0:00

A report commissioned by the British government reveals that, if we don't act on global warming, it could cost the world $9 trillion and cause a downturn like the Great Depression.

Marsden B update - DOC Hearing set for 30-31 January

Feature story | January 10, 2007 at 0:00

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has set its hearing date to hear submissions on Mighty River's plans to put a dirty-great coal conveyor belt across conservation land.

Winning on climate change - tipping the scales

Feature story | September 14, 2005 at 0:00

Burning fossil fuels like petrol, coal and gas produces greenhouse gases which, cause global warming which, in turn, leads to climate change. This is the concensus of the global scientific community.

Climate change is real

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

In his recent article 'The Greenhouse delusion' (Dom 24/4/06), Vincent Gray questioned the science of climate change. He declares that New Zealand has been treated to propaganda that increasing greenhouse gases are harming the climate.

Some progress made at international climate talks

Feature story | November 18, 2006 at 0:00

After two weeks of talks, ministers attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi have acknowledged for the first time that global CO2 emissions must be cut by more than 50 percent to avoid dangerous climate change.

BRIEFING: Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | December 7, 2009 at 9:46

New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, will now attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, and is relying on New Zealand's emissions trading scheme and a highly conditional 10-20% emissions reduction target to show New Zealand is doing its bit.

Letter to heads of state from Kumi Naidoo

Publication | November 29, 2009 at 23:04

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace International wrote personally to Prime Minister John Key, urging him to attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

FACTSHEET: Fonterra and Climate Change

Publication | November 16, 2009 at 21:31

A factsheet outlining Fonterra's climate crimes including the use and importation of palm Kernel (PKE) animal feed and its impact on Indonesian rainforest, intensification and fertiliser use, burning coal and domestic deforestation, and the risk...

Submission by Greenpeace New Zealand: on New Zealand’s target to propose at Bonn 3

Publication | July 31, 2009 at 0:00

There is a strong public mandate for the Government to adopt a strong target. To do less than New Zealand’s fair share will damage our international reputation and our clean green image. Accordingly, Greenpeace recommends that the Government...

Better Times

Publication | June 10, 2009 at 0:00

News and views on farming methods that are better for the pocket and planet. Produced by Greenpeace New Zealand, in support of our land and our environment.

The Changing Face of NZ Farming

Publication | June 9, 2009 at 0:00

Over time, New Zealand’s dairy sector has shifted from traditional and less intensive pasture farming to a more intensive model. This is having a huge impact on the environment, rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, eroding the clean and...

What's on the table at Bonn II

Publication | June 9, 2009 at 0:43

The second of a series of UN climate change negotiations to be held this year will begin in Bonn, Germany on 1 June. The negotiations will culminate in Copenhagen, Denmark in December, where governments must agree on a deal to save the climate.

Greenpeace demands for copenhagen

Publication | March 24, 2009 at 0:00

As the reality of climate change continues to outstrip research findings, it is becoming clear that reaching the 'tipping point' is a far more immediate threat than we imagined and the window of opportunity for avoiding runaway climate change...

MEDIA BRIEFING: UN CLIMATE TALKS - POZNAN December 1-13, 2008

Publication | November 27, 2008 at 20:41

NZ – a wolf in sheep’s clothing A large delegation will represent New Zealand at the UN Climate Talks in Poznan, Poland (December 1-13, 2008). These talks are a crucial next step on the road to Copenhagen (December 2009), where 190 nations will...

The Changing Face of NZ Farming

Publication | June 9, 2009 at 0:00

Over time, New Zealand’s dairy sector has shifted from traditional and less intensive pasture farming to a more intensive model. This is having a huge impact on the environment, rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, eroding the clean and...

New Zealand’s growing contribution to climate change

Publication | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Man-made climate change is real and happening fast. Experts say it’s the single biggest threat civilisation has ever faced, and the first time a single issue has spanned people, species, countries and continents in this way. While the...

New Zealand's expanding carbon footprint

Publication | March 4, 2008 at 0:00

Analysis of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme; major flaws and barriers to emission cuts.

Greenpeace briefing: Bali, the process and the key players

Publication | December 2, 2007 at 20:23

What does Greenpeace expect out of the Bali meeting? What will be the big issues on the table? Who are the main players? What about the big developing countries? Don’t they have to do more? So why won’t voluntary agreements work?

Greenpeace briefing: Kyoto and the Bali Mandate: what the world needs to do to combat...

Publication | November 22, 2007 at 0:00

As the next international meeting on the Kyoto Protocol approaches (Bali, December 3-14, 2007), this briefing sets out Greenpeace's detailed demands on what Governments need to agree - in order to keep global temperatures below two degrees...

What is the IPCC

Publication | November 2, 2007 at 0:00

The UN's climate science advisory body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, for its "efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the...

IPCC: Synthesis Report briefing

Publication | November 2, 2007 at 0:00

The final meeting of the IPCC for 2007 as part of its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) will be in Valencia, Spain, November 12-17. This briefing summarises the outcome of the first three meetings of the AR4 and outlines the importance of the final,...

Greenpeace Briefing: China - taking action on climate change

Publication | September 24, 2007 at 0:00

What China is doing in response to climate change?

Speech by Lo Sze Ping, Campaign Director, Greenpeace China – on behalf of Climate...

Publication | September 26, 2007 at 0:20

Lo Sze Ping speech to UN Thematic Plenary III – Technology "Innovating a climate-friendly world – the role of technology and its dissemination" New York, 24 September 2007

Future Investment - Energy

Publication | August 1, 2007 at 23:30

This report shows that investment in renewables pays off quite quickly due to massive savings in fuel costs. In fact, a 'business as usual' mix in the world global power generation sector would result in 10 times higher fuel costs, when compared...

Climate Risk: Understanding the financial risk that climate change presents to New...

Publication | June 28, 2007 at 0:00

The question is no longer whether a particular company is exposed to Climate Risk, but by how much?

History of climate change litigation

Publication | June 28, 2007 at 0:10

A series of recent cases signal the rise of climate change litigation around the world. Most of the cases have cropped up in the United States, due to perceived inaction by national political authorities over issues of global warming. A...

Executive summary: New Zealand Energy Revolution: How to prevent climate chaos

Publication | February 27, 2007 at 0:00

A report by Greenpeace examining how New Zealand can restructure its energy system to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

New Zealand Energy Revolution: How to prevent climate chaos

Publication | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

A report by Greenpeace examining how New Zealand can restructure its energy system to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

The power and appeal of wind

Publication | December 1, 2006 at 0:00

Anyone who has struggled to stay upright in a strong Wellington or Taranaki gale is aware of the intrinsic power of the wind. Wind energy has been harnessed by people for centuries. From the familiar windmills of Europe to the world’s most...

Energy Revolution: A sustainable world energy outlook

Publication | January 25, 2007 at 0:00

There is now growing awareness on the imperatives for a global energy future which marks a distinct departure from past trends and patterns of energy production and use.

Greenpeace submission to DOC opposing Marsden B coal conveyer

Publication | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The Greenpeace New Zealand submission to the Department of Conservation opposing Marsden B coal conveyer application.

Marsden B Legal Submissions

Publication | July 26, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand made submissions on the proposal by Mighty River Power Ltd (MRP) to repower Marsden B power station using coal. These oral submissions are made in support of its original submission, and are also made on submitters who also...

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