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Climate the winner as Marsden B scrapped

Press release | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace today heralded Mighty River Powers decision to scrap Marsden B, which would have been the first major coal fired power station built in New Zealand for over 30 years.

Marsden not to proceed?

Press release | February 11, 2007 at 7:01

Greenpeace today called on Mighty River Power to clarify what it plans to do with its proposal to re-fire Marden B on coal, following a news report over the weekend which suggested it may drop the project.

Launch of the world's first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate...

Press release | January 25, 2007 at 22:33

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the 'smart use' of energy, can deliver half of the world's energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today. A report...

Marsden B Climbing Activists Discharged for their Conviction

Press release | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The three Greenpeace activists who climbed the Marsden B proposed coal-fired power station on 4 November as part of a global climate change protest were today discharged without conviction in the Auckland District Court.

Political debate webcast

Page | April 7, 2008 at 0:03

On the Rainbow Warrior today in Wellington today NZ politicians debated which party’s climate policy is most on target to tackle climate change.

Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration

Feature story | August 15, 2010 at 12:11

Greenpeace is sending two ships to the frontiers of the world's oil problem. The Esperanza, currently off shore from the United Kingdom will be confronting the kind of reckless oil exploration that keeps wrecking our environment. In the Gulf of...

A Black Day for the World

Press release | December 19, 2009 at 4:35

Global leaders have today failed to act to avert catastrophic climate change, says Greenpeace. A weak outcome has so-far emerged from the UN climate talks. The deal is not ambitious, unfair, not legally binding and likely to put the world on a...

New Zealand’s emission reduction target downgraded to “inadequate”

Press release | December 16, 2009 at 0:00

The target ranking system (1) John Key has been relying on (2) to claim New Zealand’s placed well at the climate talks in Copenhagen has just changed the ranking of New Zealand’s target to “inadequate”- the worst ranking possible.

Greenpeace NZ on Copenhagen

Press release | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

The New Zealand delegating team in Copenhagen has the chance to help shape the course of human history over the next two weeks and it must not waste it, says Greenpeace.

International head of Greenpeace urges Key to Copenhagen

Press release | November 30, 2009 at 0:00

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace International Kumi Naodoo has written personally to Prime Minister John Key, urging him to attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. (1)

After arrests Greenpeace calls for protest outside Fonterra headquarters

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

The four Greenpeace activists arrested today after closing down a Southland lignite coalmine say they succeeded in drawing attention to Fonterra’s expanding use of coal for milk processing. They labelled the burning of around 450,000 tonnes of...

Key challenged to match Norway's 40% climate target

Press release | October 8, 2009 at 6:48

Norway's newly re-elected Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has just announced a 40% emission reductions target at the UN climate talks in Bangkok, upping the pressure on developed countries like New Zealand to do the same.

Advisory: NZ in Bangkok this week for UN climate talks

Press release | September 28, 2009 at 0:00

WHAT: The second to last round of UN climate change negotiations before Copenhagen. (This week is Bangkok, then Barcelona (2-6 November) then Copenhagen (December 7-18)). It will be the first round of negotiations following New Zealand’s...

Government admits palm kernel animal feed contributes to rainforest destruction

Press release | September 17, 2009 at 21:32

John Key’s Government today admitted that production of palm kernel animal feed is helping destroy Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests.

Greenpeace activists removed but continue calls to ban palm kernel imports

Press release | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists removed by police from blockading a shipment of palm kernel animal feed at Tauranga port say their actions have highlighted Fonterra’s climate crime and are continuing their calls to John Key to force the multinational to...

Greenpeace stops palm kernel shipment coming into Tauranga

Press release | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms. They are calling on John Key to halt imports of the product due to its impact on climate change...

Revised ETS an insult to New Zealanders

Press release | September 14, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand’s revised emissions trading scheme is an insult to New Zealand’s environmental reputation and sends a clear international message that we’re not serious about tackling climate change, says Greenpeace.

World bank proves Fonterra's claims a sham

Press release | September 10, 2009 at 0:00

The World Bank has suspended funding to Fonterra’s palm kernel supplier, Wilmar International, due to environmental and humanitarian concerns.

Farmers challenge Fonterra's use of palm animal feed

Press release | September 9, 2009 at 0:00

Concerns expressed by Greenpeace over Fonterra’s links to deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia and the threat those links pose to New Zealand’s clean, green reputation have been echoed by Federated Farmers.

Government fiddling while Planet burns

Press release | August 31, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning that taxpayers will pay if there’s a price cap added to the current emissions trading scheme, but welcomed agreement by most Members of Parliament that climate change is real and action needs to be taken now.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oil spill in China worsens

Feature story | July 22, 2010 at 5:25

We continue to keep a close watch on the development of the oil spill in Dalian, China, which has already cost the life of a firemen and continues to grow, posing an increasingly severe threat to the area’s coastal ecosystem.

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 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...

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.

Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:19

As another round of climate talks limps to a close in Bonn, Germany, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen this December draws closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress (or otherwise) that’s been made so far…

Billions up in smoke

Feature story | May 21, 2009 at 6:09

Greenpeace beamed messages such as "Billions up in smoke" and "Time to Evolve" onto a cooling tower at Loy Yang A Power Station in Victoria's La Trobe Valley.

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