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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...

A Time Comes: What it means to take action

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 8:58

The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that...

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...

Freezing people on World Environment Day

Blog entry by geoff | June 2, 2009

June 5 is World Environment Day and across New Zealand hundreds of people will “freeze” together to show united action for climate change. The Freeze will take place for 5 minutes at 1pm in cities throughout New Zealand - the exact...

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...

A time comes

Blog entry by nick | June 2, 2009

Remember the six Greenpeace volunteers in the UK who made history last year when they were acquitted for defending the climate? They were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage to Kingsnorth coal-fired power station. Their...

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.

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 Young | 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 officially launched the Sign On campaign on Saturday. With a host of big name climate...

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...

Unlikely bedfellows unite over climate change

Press release | May 23, 2009 at 0:00

Lucy Lawless, Stephen Tindall, Cliff Curtis, Peter Gordon and Jim Salinger are among a group of high-profile New Zealanders joining with Greenpeace to call for strong climate action.

Sign On

Video | May 21, 2009 at 9:04

A group of high profile New Zealanders talk about climate change and why they Signed On to ask NZ Prime Minister John Key to go to Copenhagen to Sign NZ On to 40 per cent emissions reduction by 2020.

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.

One day if we're really lucky

Blog entry by nick | May 14, 2009

One day, if we get it right, and we're lucky , humans will be able to look back and talk about 'the carbon age'. Starting with the industrial revolution, and ending at the end of this century, well be able to count the total amount of...

Can Statoil wash its hands of the Tar Sands?

Feature story | May 14, 2009 at 0:00

The largest industrial project in the world. The largest capital investment in history. The world’s second largest oil field. The Canadian Tar Sands show just how desperate the oil industry is to feed its carbon habit. Now, thanks to a Greenpeace...

Palm oil action in Finland

Blog entry by nick | May 13, 2009

Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists from Finland and Sweden were up and taking action at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company that is largely owned...

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 22:55

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Celebrating 10 Years in the Amazon

Video | May 11, 2009 at 11:01

Greenpeace is celebrating ten years of victories for the Amazon Rainforest.

Spencer Tunick and Greenpeace

Video | May 11, 2009 at 8:58

Hundreds strip naked on glacier in global warming protest. Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland — An emergency provokes extreme responses: human beings in danger will abandon social niceties, etiquette, and the norms of acceptable behaviour to raise an...


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...

Gareth Morgan on climate change

Blog entry by nick | May 4, 2009

This is a worth a watch. Gareth Morgan investigates "who is right about climate change" . It's no surprise that his conclusion is that human caused global warming is the cause but it's good to see someone from the conservative...

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...

It's the ecology, stupid!

Feature story | April 27, 2009 at 23:07

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC, this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our...

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

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.

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...

Drought care of climate change - Carter

Press release | April 21, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is welcoming Agriculture Minister David Carter’s recognition that the drought affecting East Coast farmers is climate change-related (1).

This Earth Day

Feature story | April 21, 2009 at 0:00

This Earth Day, help us turn 3 million people into climate activists: starting with you. Here at Greenpeace, we're pushers of a controlled substance. It's called hope. And our new "Inspiring Action" video is dizzy with it.

Antarctic Treaty 50th anniversary meeting

Blog entry by Karli | April 20, 2009

I'm Karli and I'm the oceans campaigner at Greenpeace NZ but right now I'm in Baltimore attending 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. My first impressions arriving to this historic  meeting of the Antarctic Treaty parties was...

Hitting the airwaves

Blog entry by Gareth | April 16, 2009

I'm Gareth, the new Climate Campaigner here at Greenpeace. Yesterday with the rest of the climate team out of the office working hard I got to do my first media interview as a Greenpeace representative which was great fun and all...

More tales from the frontline

Blog entry by Dan | April 16, 2009

As a frontline fundraiser and community campaigner I get the general feeling that public opinion is leaning towards the necessity of action on climate change. More and more people are telling me that a movement needs to happen, because...

Report from Baltimore: 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty

Blog entry by bunny | April 15, 2009

Here's a on the sport report from Richard Page, defending Antarctica this week from Baltimore USA! There are as many facets to the work of a Greenpeace campaigner as an iceberg; and like an iceberg, much of the work is unseen. This...

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...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | April 13, 2009 at 0:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

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...

What we do

Hub | April 9, 2009 at 2:32

This issues we campaign on.


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.

Neighbourly SOS - will we heed it?

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2009

The latest from Greenpeace Political Adviser Geoff Keey in Bonn - It’s 11pm. I’m sitting outside a small meeting room at the UN climate talks in Bonn with five of my Greenpeace colleagues. We’re waiting for people inside to come...

Fire and ice

Blog entry by nick | April 7, 2009

This is not funny. Learn more about greenhouse gasses here

Hannibal Lactater

Blog entry by Kathy | April 6, 2009

Saturday was agriculture’s day in the sun at the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, with delegates discussing options for reducing the sector’s growing greenhouse gas. New Zealand made a presentation during the day and then in the...

NZ rearranges deckchairs while ice shelf collapses

Press release | April 6, 2009 at 0:00

As the Wilkins ice Shelf draws closer to collapse in Antarctica (1), the New Zealand Government continues to contribute absolutely nothing towards progress on a climate deal in Bonn.

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...

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...

NZ disappoints at Bonn

Blog entry by Kathy | April 1, 2009

Photo © Greenpeace/Stachowske Day three of the climate negotiations in Bonn, and New Zealand fails to impress.... here's the latest from Greenpeace Political Adviser Geoff Keey, who's at the talks: New Zealand’s contribution to the...

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.

Dispatch from Bonn

Blog entry by Kathy | March 31, 2009

It’s spring in the city of Bonn, Germany, where 2,600 people from 180 countries are meeting to negotiate and debate the next phase of international action to tackle climate change. Our very own political advisor Geoff Keey is there to...

Climate meeting in Bonn: leaders wanted

Feature story | March 30, 2009 at 1:57

Bonn, Germany — When the future of the world is at stake, the last thing you need is a politician. You need a real leader. And that's our challenge to governments attending the first round of international climate talks in Bonn.

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