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NZ found blushing in the spotlight

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | August 11, 2009

I'm back in Bonn for the next round of UN climate talks. These were always going to be key talks for New Zealand because it's here we've dropped the bombshell of our target range . I have to say that when New Zealand's Climate Change...

Future highly conditional

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | August 10, 2009

A few hours ago, John Key announced the Government’s emission reduction target for Copenhagen. In a nutshell it ain't good. And with all due respect to the Government, we are accepting it as no more than an opening gambit. In terms...

Keisha responds to Key

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | August 6, 2009

Kia ora everybody -   Nice to be back in touch with you all after so long!   It seems I've been name-dropped at the Brisbane Business Forum by none other than Mr. John Key!   After asking the crowd whether or not they had heard of me...

Team New Zealand

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | August 4, 2009

Go the Greens! Also tired of sitting around waiting for the Governement to investigate where and how emission reductions might actually be made in NZ, the Green Party has done some of its own analysis, and emerged with a clear message:...

Sign On Pub Crawl

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | August 4, 2009

On Friday night the Sign On campaign hit Auckland Town. Armed with funny ‘what if the hippies are right?’ beer coasters, Sign On forms and a little Dutch courage we visited bars across Auckland talking to people about why we need John...

Become a tabloid writer with the Yes Men

Blog entry by nick | August 3, 2009

I love the audacity of this. Have you ever wanted to be a tabloid writer? Now, say the Yes Men, you can live the dream! Adopt the persona of a right-wing tabloid writer who has realized that climate change actually matters and...

Visiting British MP: NZ must step up to the mark

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 31, 2009

Today is the last day for submissions on what New Zealand's 2020 target should be. You can read Greenpeace’s submission here. Also of note today, UK Under-Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs Chris Bryant is currently in New...

Keith Ng busts Nick's Myth

Blog entry by nick | July 29, 2009

On the Q & A show a few days ago Nick Smith made some pretty wild claims about the supposed costs to New Zealanders if NZ was to comit to the '40 per cent by 2020 on 1990 levels' emissions that the scientists say is required. Of...

Target talk hits the headlines

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 27, 2009

If the phrase “40 by 2020” was foreign to New Zealanders last week, it’s certainly likely to mean more to them now. From TVNZ’s Q and A programme, to last night’s 6 o’clock news, to Newstalk ZB’s breakfast show, to all the major daily...

Rhys Darby emits a global warning

Blog entry by nick | July 24, 2009

Big business comes out in support of target

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 15, 2009

Yesterday something quite extraordinary happened. Gull came out in support of a 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction target. The oil company says we must let the science dictate what to do ; if that science says we have to cut...

ACTION FILLED G8 WEEK WRAP UP!

Blog entry by Robbie | July 13, 2009

In which Greenpeace shuts down multiple coal fired power stations and makes a point on Mouth Rushmore. Five coal plants occupied in Italy, an impressive action at Mouth Rushmore in the USA, a life size ice berg in the Seine River in...

Queenstown Consultation

Blog entry by Vivienne Hadlow | July 13, 2009

Last night we joined around 70 people from as far afield as Wanaka, Cromwell and Lumsden at the Queenstown climate change target consultation meeting. For many of those in attendance this was a rare opportunity; as Queenstown Lakes...

Target talks in Dunedin electric

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 10, 2009

So Tonight, the Consultation Roadshow rolled into Dunedin. Famous for its Scottish heritage Dunedin was a fitting venue to mention Scotland’s recent ambitious target of 42% by 2020, adopted in its Parliament. Scotland, like New Zealand...

Christchurch target consulation

Blog entry by Gareth | July 9, 2009

Christchurch had its consultation this evening and nearly 200 Cantabrians came out to have their say to Climate Change Minister Nick Smith and NZ Climate Ambassador Adrian Macey. There were 40 by 2020 stickers and signs galore and...

Do it as a Kiwi

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 9, 2009

Christchurch had its consultation this evening and nearly 200 Cantabrians came out to have their say to Climate Change Minister Nick Smith and NZ Climate Ambassador Adrian Macey. There were 40 by 2020 stickers and signs galore and...

NZ Govt barricaded in cubicle - it's time to play

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 8, 2009

The Auckland target consultation meeting last night was full to the brim. By my rough calculations, about 450 people attended, including media, politicians, greenies and business people. Latecomers were forced to sit on the floor or...

A challenge to your city

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | July 7, 2009

11pm – Monday July 6 - I’ve just got home from the Wellington climate change target consultation. It rocked. I reckon over 400 people turned out; not bad for one week’s notice. Nearly everyone there backed an emissions reduction target...

Day 6: The time has come to do what’s essential

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | June 28, 2009

Tena koutou, I’m sitting with the CEO of Greenpeace Australia/Pacific Steve Shallhorn in Aitutaki, waiting to be picked up for our final leg of the journey. It has been a wonderful journey, an emotional journey and a meaningful...

Day 2: Up close and personal with climate change

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | June 23, 2009

Hey everyone, Well I have had a jam-packed day! Firstly, we had an open boat of the Esperanza this morning. The weather didn’t start out looking too flash but that didn’t stop people flocking to come and learn about life on...

Last call from Susan Sarandon

Blog entry by nick | June 18, 2009

The final installment of a trilogy is out today. The last of the three Reasons to Believe films narrated by the charming and talented Ms Susan Sarandon has been released - ' Reasons to Believe: Servers '. These films give us three out...

Wake up call in Bonn

Blog entry by nick | June 15, 2009

An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start. Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were...

Bonn negototiations take toll

Blog entry by geoff | June 12, 2009

I have to confess, I haven't achieved much today - illness and tiredness have caught up with me. There's a virus doing the rounds of delegates at the negotiations as we have all become more tired and it's got me. So I've had a quiet...

NZ crowned Fossil…again

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | June 11, 2009

By now New Zealand should be caving in under the weight of an unenviable crown. We have again been awarded Fossil of the Day award at the UN climate negotiations at Bonn. We've even crept up the charts, gaining second equal with...

Bouquets in Bonn

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | June 5, 2009

Today the New Zealand delegation is getting a bouquet not a brick-bat. They made a very good intervention (short speech) in negotiations over the Kyoto Protocol.  It’ll take a bit to explain why it was a good thing, so bear with me...

John key on ice for World Environment Day

Blog entry by nick | June 4, 2009

If you're in Auckland tomrrow you might want to check out Oxfam's climate change action stall in QEII square (opposite Britomart), Downtown Auckland. Watch, as a world renowned ice sculptor creates a life size ice sculpture of John...

New Zealand gets Fossil of the Day - again

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | June 3, 2009

New Zealand's refusal to offer a target at Bonn has resulted in another Fossil of the Day award.  At the last Bonn meeting, New Zealand got Fossil of the Day for " pulling the wool over the eyes of delegates ." Fossil of the Day is...

Back in Bonn

Blog entry by geoff | June 2, 2009

Greenpeace Political Adviser Geoff Keey is back in Bonn for the latest round of UN climate talks in the lead up to Copenhagen in December. Here begins his account of the ins and outs of the most crucial negotiations of our time…. Is...

Letters from Bonn

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | June 2, 2009

I'm the Greenpeace Political Adviser in NZ and right now I'm in  Bonn for the latest round of UN climate talks in the lead up to Copenhagen in December. These meetings are the first steps in what are the most crucial negotiations of...

Exxon funding for junk science revealed

Blog entry by nick | May 28, 2009

Kert Davies, over at the ever-vigilant Exxon Secrets site, writes: Finally. After years of denying its role in the campaign of climate denial, Exxon has revealed a dirty secret, that it has and likely still is DIRECTLY funding junk...

All aboard the good ship Copenhagen

Blog entry by nick | May 25, 2009

With a BBQ hosted by Lucy Lawless, a lifeboat named Copenhagen, and poem by Rhys Darby titled Global Warning (watch this space for the video) we launched a new campaign called Sign On over the weekend. With a host of big name...

Petropolis

Blog entry by nick | May 5, 2009

In a nice mix of cutting-edge and good ole traditional bearing witness, Greenpeace launched a 43 minute documentary this past weekend on the Canadian Tar Sands called Petropolis . It is a non-traditional documentary (less than 5...

This is the road to Copenhagen!

Blog entry by nick | April 28, 2009

A busy day for team Greenpeace in Belgium yesterday. At 8 in the morning activists blocked traffic on the Ring around Brussels, the busiest traffic 'knot' in the country. After safely re-routing traffic, 30 of them unrolled a 180...

Deep Green: Climate Alarm! Copenhagen 2009 may be humanity's last chance to avoid...

Blog entry by nick | April 27, 2009

Last summer, for the first time in recorded history, boats could circumnavigate the North Pole. To the oblivious observer, this might seem like a good thing. Perhaps some green entrepreneur will build resorts on Finland's Svalbard...

Inspiring action

Blog entry by nick | April 22, 2009

This Earth Day, help us turn 3 million people into climate activists: starting with you: http://www.greenpeace.org/me2

Bill McKibben in Auckland

Blog entry by Gareth | April 21, 2009

Author, activist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben is in the country soon and I’d recommend you check him out. Bill is the author of several books including "The End of Nature", a seminal book on climate change and "Deep...

Running out of Canaries

Blog entry by sboxer | April 14, 2009

Wilkins Ice Shelf Canaries were a coal miner’s best friend even well into the 20th Century. As long as the canary in the coal mine kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe – however a dead canary signalled an immediate...

Broken promises

Blog entry by Kathy | April 9, 2009

In which Geoff nears the end of his tether ... The negotiations are winding down as countries prepare to deliver closing speeches and I feel the need to sound off about how New Zealand is performing. New Zealand has a very talented...

Fire and ice

Blog entry by nick | April 7, 2009

This is not funny. Learn more about greenhouse gasses here

NZ crowned fossil fool

Blog entry by Kathy | April 2, 2009

in which Greenpeace Political Adviser Geoff Keey reports in from the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany... New Zealand has won third prize in Fossil of the Day awards at the climate talks. What’s that you ask? Well, there’s a...

340 activists call for global climate bail out in Brussels

Blog entry by Nick | March 11, 2009

More than 300 activists from 20 different countries are in Brussels this morning to take action and demand a financial commitment to tackling climate change. The activists have surrounded the building in Brussels where finance...

Connecting climate change and economic recovery

Blog entry by bunny | March 10, 2009

In this video the economist Nicholas Stern discusses the 'economic downturn' and its effect on the climate change agenda. The economic slowdown has prompted some public and private leaders to question whether the...

US protest postscript

Blog entry by Kathy | March 3, 2009

Stop Coal! More than 2,500 former coal miners, ministers, mothers, students, and climate activists, representing over 40 states from Arizona to Appalachia, successfully blocked all five entrances to the US Capitol's Power Plant for...

US climate protest goes live

Blog entry by Kathy | March 3, 2009

Crowd Scene It’s being called the biggest U.S. protest on climate change — hundreds of activists have gathered around the tiny coal-fired power plant in Washington that heats and cools the halls of power. The 99-year old facility that...

Climate change bedfellows

Blog entry by Kathy | February 20, 2009

Greenpeace China US Ad This advertisement appears today in China's biggest daily newspaper, to coincide with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Beijing. The ad, and a series of other activities undertaken by Greenpeace...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Blog entry by Nick | January 27, 2009

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the...

Save Happy Valley occupation celebrates third year

Blog entry by Nick | January 20, 2009

The Save Happy Valley group are celebrating the third anniversary of their occupation of the site threatened by Solid Energy's plans to strip mine the area. Supporters of the environmental group will tramp into the valley, north...

Emma Thompson gets personal

Blog entry by Kathy | January 19, 2009

Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson gets "incandescent with rage" over the UK government's plans to expand Heathrow Airport. ( Thompson joined Greenpeace to purchase a piece of land right in the middle of the area earmarked for the...

The airplot thickens

Blog entry by Kathy | January 15, 2009

British comedian Alistair McGowan stands at a plot of land in Sipson near Heathrow airport, site of the planned third runway project.©Jiri Rezac / GREENPEACE In a canny move, Greenpeace UK – along with Oscar winning actress Emma...

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