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Palm Kernel Expeller Q & A

Page | September 21, 2010 at 14:22

Questions and answers covering why Greenpeace NZ has been back to Indonesia in September 2010, what Greenpeace wants Fonterra and the NZ Government to do, the problem with palm kernel, its connection to Fonterra, how this damages NZ and what the...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | September 3, 2010 at 1:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

Opportunities abound for those who ‘get’ the 21st century

Press release | September 2, 2010 at 16:27

As the deadline for submissions on Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee’s Draft Energy Strategy draws to a close (at 5pm Thursday), Greenpeace is telling the Government that it is not too late to embrace the global Clean Energy revolution...

Government intent on pouring crude oil on clean green New Zealand

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 15:04

Oil-smeared’ people walked through central Wellington today to protest Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee’s reckless determination to dig and drill for more dirty fossil fuels while ignoring the impacts on climate change.

FACTSHEET: Climate Change

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 13:37

Climate change is Greenpeace’s number one global priority. It’s the greatest environmental threat that humanity has ever faced. Unchecked it will adversely affect human society and the world’s biodiversity on an unprecedented scale.

Climate Rescue comes to Cancun

Feature story | November 29, 2010 at 22:56

As governments begin another round of international climate change negotiations today, this time in Cancun, Mexico, we could all do with a lesson from the history of the indigenous Mayan people.

US oil spill report a warning for NZ not to invite deepwater oil industry here

Press release | January 12, 2011 at 16:33

Auckland 12/1/11: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to pay heed to President Obama’s commissioned report on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and cancel all new offshore oil drilling tenders and permits.

Government must now decide on palm kernel

Press release | February 6, 2011 at 17:01

Sunday February 6, 2011, New Plymouth: Greenpeace says that yesterday’s action on board the MV Great Motion leaves the Government with no option but to decide on what its policy is on palm kernel, and that the only option is to put a stop to its...

Government must move faster on climate policies

Press release | April 10, 2007 at 4:09

While it is clear New Zealand is going to have to gear up to adapt to the effects of climate change, the Government´s proposed policies to reduce emissions are simply not enough, Greenpeace said today.

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.

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.

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...

John Key hints at leadership at Copenhagen

Press release | December 17, 2009 at 20:16

Greenpeace today welcomed the positive tone of John Key’s opening speech to the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen (1) and urged him to back his words with a fresh approach to the negotiations.

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.

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...

Greenpeace activists shut down coal mine to highlight Fonterra climate crimes

Press release | November 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have shut down a pit of a Southland lignite coalmine used by Fonterra to help fuel operations at its nearby Edendale dairy factory, labeling it another Fonterra climate crime.

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.

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...

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.

UN head of climate slams NZ emission reduction target

Press release | August 20, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand’s highly conditional emissions reduction target of 10-20 per cent has been strongly criticised by the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , Dr Rajendra Pachauri.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 minutes of nothing – NZ embarrasses at Bonn

Press release | April 1, 2009 at 0:00

The New Zealand delegation at UN climate talks in Bonn is embarrassing the country by outing us as laggards, says Greenpeace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 – Yes Men spoof newspaper declares climate deal

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:28

Readers of a free copy of the International Herald Tribune in Brussels today may have done a double take when they saw headlines like “Markets Soar on News of Copenhagen Climate Deal” and “Atmosphere Named World Heritage Site.” That’s because the...

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.

Antarctic ice-bridge snaps, as Obama offers a chance for climate action

Feature story | April 5, 2009 at 22:53

Patience for world leaders talking about tackling climate change is wearing thin. Just as US President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands in Prague on Sunday, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner urging him to "lead the change on...

No climate bail-out from European Summit

Feature story | March 22, 2009 at 21:02

EU governments may feel that they are world leaders on climate change, but they lag far behind the science and the growing world movement of people demanding serious action. European heads of state agreed to raise money for developing countries...

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