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Rhys Darby Global Warning Poem

Video | July 23, 2009 at 8:48

An original poem performed by Rhys Darby in support of the Sign On campaign for 40 per cent emission reductions in New Zealand.

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...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 0:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Waikato consultation – skeptics or equity: who will you listen to Dr Smith?

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 14, 2009

Went down to Hamilton tonight for the latest instalment of Nick Smith’s climate targets roadshow – the public’s chance to have its say on what NZ’s 2020 target should be.  But I’m feeling more and more this is simply a PR exercise than...

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...

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | July 13, 2009 at 3:01

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

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.

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...

Kia orana/ Talofa lava

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 10, 2009

This update fresh off the boat! Greenpeace New Zealand volunteer Chino is onboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Pacific, helping document the impacts of climate change in the region. Chino, of Cook Island and Samoan descent,...

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...

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...

Fonterra, industrial dairy and climate change

Video | July 9, 2009 at 10:33

A short video outlining the connection between Fonterra, industrial dairying and climate change.

Auckland target consultation

Blog entry by Kathy | July 9, 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...

The launch of Sign On

Video | July 9, 2009 at 8:52

The celebrity launch of the Greenpeace Sign On campaign http://www.signon.org.nz Climate change is happening faster than anyone expected. In December this year world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to Sign On to a global agreement for action.

Go Keisha!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 8, 2009

An open letter from Sign On ambassador Keisha Castle-Hughes to Prime Minister John Key appears in today’s Samoan Observer newspaper . John Key is currently in Samoa as part of a four-day trip to four Pacific Island countries. In the...

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...

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | July 8, 2009 at 0:00

Early this morning, over 100 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that the G8 Heads of State meeting in L'Aquila take decisive leadership on climate change.

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...

Arctic Sunrise on Top of the World

Blog entry by nick | July 1, 2009

Another update from Dave on the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic ... The crew of the Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world today, for many mindblowing reasons. As I write this, the ship is nudged up against the sea ice of the Arctic...

Arctic Impacts Expedition: Amongst Icebergs

Blog entry by nick | June 28, 2009

Dave Walsh writes from on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise : Greetings from Baffin Bay! As I write this from the campaign office on board our ship, the Arctic Sunrise , blue and white icebergs appear through the sea mist.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Day one aboard the Esperanza

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

Kia Orana! Here we are finally on the Esperanza. Man, it’s pretty amazing, not sure what I had expected but it has definitely blown my mind! It’s huge – and there is a fabulous crew on board. It’s very humbling to be around a group...

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.

Swimming towards a coal ship

Feature story | June 22, 2009 at 0:00

After a 19 hour stand-off the climbing team on the mast of the E.on coal ship have been served an injunction and are now coming down.

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...

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…

Ambassadors for Greenpeace's Sign On campaign

Image | June 19, 2009 at 0:18

Ambassadors for Greenpeace's Sign On campaign gather at the campaign launch function. The campaign aims to get John Key to sign on to a 40 % by 2020 emissions reduction target.

Voices from the Pacific

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | June 18, 2009

Hi there everyone! Just a quick note about the Sign On campaign. Initially, I wanted to be a part of the campaign because I believe in what it stands for. I am always very wary of what I agree to do, too much and it takes away from...

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...

Hope emerges from Fieldays

Blog entry by sboxer | June 16, 2009

The economic downturn in dairying is New Zealand’s best chance for a farming revolution. Our ‘Tried and True’ dairy at the 2009 Fieldays worked a treat. We were able to communicate directly with the farming and rural sector about how...

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...

Day 3 at the Fieldays

Blog entry by jacko | June 12, 2009

Free samples of value added dairy products Well, it’s raining – and our dairy has turned into a ‘leaky building’. But, it’s only dripping on us and not the products or the punters, so all’s good. Yesterday was busy – a sunny day...

New leadership for Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 11, 2009 at 22:30

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

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...

Day two at the Greenpeace Fielday dairy

Blog entry by Phil | June 11, 2009

Margaret Jones visits the Greenpeace dairy at fieldaysMargaret Jones is almost 90 but nothing is slowing down her personal crusade to make the world a better place. She’s been coming to the fieldays for 17 years promoting organic...

Bachelors and bottles – Greenpeace hits the Fieldays

Blog entry by Kathy | June 10, 2009

I’ve always liked milk bottles (the lolly variety that is). And I’m quite partial to rural bachelors. So I’m feeling quite at home here at the Fieldays. Apart from the sweets and blokes, the site is a seething mass of people and...

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.

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.

Tried and true – Greenpeace takes smart farming message to Fieldays

Press release | June 9, 2009 at 0:00

Amidst the electric fence systems and EID Readers, visitors at this year’s Fieldays will find an old fashioned dairy offering free value-added dairy products and tips on how farmers can tackle and gain from climate change.

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...

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...

Arctic and Antarctic

Page | June 8, 2009 at 19:27

Global Melting

Page | June 8, 2009 at 19:27

Climate impacts

Hub | June 8, 2009 at 19:25

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...

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