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Poznan - Time to keep the promise

Blog entry by bunny | November 26, 2008

One year ago, at the tail end of a searingly hot day on the Balinese peninsula of Nusa Dua, governments from around the world agreed on a plan to save the climate. They pledged that by December 2009, they'll have nailed down an...

The road to Copenhagen

Feature story | November 26, 2008 at 0:00

Vital UN climate talks are taking place in Poznan, Poland, from 1-12 December 2008. A lot hangs on these talks. The world needs action, not just a load of hot air! The world now has just one year to agree on a way to stop the global...

Mine workers attack peaceful Greenpeace protest

Feature story | November 25, 2008 at 0:00

Peaceful protesters from the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station were attacked by mine workers when they entered the vast Jóźwin IIB open pit mine. As the activists prepared to paint a huge "Stop" sign next to a giant excavator they were assaulted...

A communal Kiwi blush

Blog entry by Kathy | November 21, 2008

I’m feeling a bit despondent. I’m sure we used to write positive blogs on the Greenpeace site. In amongst news of rising global emissions and melting icecaps, I’m certain there used to be the occasional cheery reminder that all is not...

NZ- friend or foe?

Blog entry by Kathy | November 19, 2008

In a surprise speech to a Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles US President-Elect Barack Obama has thrown down the gauntlet to global leaders over climate change.   "Now’s the time to confront this...

NZ – friend or foe of the US?

Press release | November 18, 2008 at 0:00

New Zealanders should be seriously alarmed at the prospect of the National-led government damaging the country’s relationship with the United States over its stance on climate change.

"buy skeptic made"

Blog entry by Kathy | November 17, 2008

National's John Key is looking to be more sizzle than sausage on climate change... It feels like the 80s, when coal fired power stations were still considered cool and global warming was something to worry about in the 22nd...

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.

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Rainbow Warrior impounded by Dutch police

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior has been impounded and the captain arrested after it was boarded by the police three times over the weekend. The ship was part of a protest against the new coal fired power station that E.ON is building next to their existing...

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.

Cimate Rescue Station launched in Poland

Feature story | November 15, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but...

That bear, Bob the Builder and John Key

Blog entry by Nick | November 14, 2008

The Bear Truth In terms of climate change, Prime Minister Elect John Key is in bad company - with Rodney 'climate change is a hoax' Hide and Gerry 'Sexy Coal Brownlee, but he himself is more of an unknown quantity. On Campbell Live...

Hard and dirty

Blog entry by Kathy | November 12, 2008

The National Party is set to announce its Cabinet line up in next two days. Former Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee is likely to feature as Energy Minister. This is the same Mr Brownlee that has publicly professed a strange...

Back to the future...

Blog entry by Kathy | November 10, 2008

Now is not the time for New Zealand to be sticking its head in the sand over climate change over climate change, no matter what Rodney says. Last week, Americans around the world were being kissed by strangers; so happy was...

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | November 10, 2008 at 0:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

America returns

Feature story | November 5, 2008 at 0:00

History was made yesterday in more ways than one. In tough economic times, US voters backed a candidate who favours big action on climate and energy.

Don the Swan Don!

Blog entry by Kathy | November 4, 2008

This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on. Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don...

Fed Farmers bites the hand that feeds

Press release | November 3, 2008 at 21:16

Greenpeace has challenged Federated Farmers to tell consumers in its high yield export markets that it doesn’t give a toss about climate change.

Mrs Key, it's John's school calling....

Blog entry by Kathy | November 3, 2008

I’m considering building a panic room. No, not for if the US elections go horribly wrong, but because the 2008 Vote for the Environment poll has confirmed that neither of New Zealand's two main political parties cuts it when it comes...

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.

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Greenpeace carried out a "dairy conversion" on National Party leader John Key's...

Image | October 29, 2008 at 21:03

Greenpeace carried out a "dairy conversion" on National Party leader John Key's electorate office to highlight the issue of deforestation for intensive dairying. Intensive dairying is New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change.

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:40

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008,Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:37

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:35

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

JFK speaks out for an energy revolution

Blog entry by Nick | October 28, 2008

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:00

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Rotary hoeing "climate crime" into fresh pasture

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:59

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, rotary hoeing 4-metre high letters reading "climate crime" into fresh pasture. 2008 NOT FOR ARCHIVE OR RESALE

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:20

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:42

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy. Four activists locked on to equipment and another group rotary hoed...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:41

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:40

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy. Four activists locked on to equipment and another group rotary hoed...

Climate challenge update

Blog entry by Dan | October 28, 2008

The Climate Challenge welcomes two new schools this month with Auckland Girls Grammar and Rangi Ruru Intermediate in Christhurch joining the challenge. There are some wonderful examples of kids getting involved and it's great to see...

Climate crime exposed

Feature story | October 28, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action against New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change -- intensive corporate dairy farming.

Intensive Farming and Climate Change

Hub | October 24, 2008 at 4:15

New Zealand Farming and Climate Change

Publication | October 22, 2008 at 0:00

Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Yet there are ways to bring these emissions down without hurting farmers’ bottom lines.

Coal blockade brings climate commitment

Feature story | October 20, 2008 at 0:00

The Quit Coal tour was back in action this weekend in Italy. Activists showed up at the E.ON owned Fiume Santo coal-fired power station to let Sardinia and E.ON know their plan to expand coal capacity in the region wouldn’t go unnoticed.

Activists urge Italy to quit coal

Feature story | October 16, 2008 at 0:00

Activists from our ship the Arctic Sunrise have been putting coal in the hot seat from both land and sea in Italy. Five of them scaled a 150 metre crane at the new coal-fired power plant Civitavecchia, near Rome to drop a banner highlighting the...

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

Who's paying the price?

Hub | October 12, 2008 at 22:30

Even when it is brought into the ETS, the sector will be subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of 90 per cent of its emissions (due to the amount of free permit allocations given to it by the government).

Polar bear issues plea from suburban pool

Blog entry by Nick | October 10, 2008

Youtube and One News have teamed up to present a political debate where you can submit questions via video to be played to leaders Helen Clark and John Key in the debate. So far the best is this bedraggled polar bear in a Grey Lynn...

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Bovines on buses

Blog entry by Kathy | October 6, 2008

It’s not quite snakes on planes, but Greenpeace’s new advertising campaign featuring cows on buses certainly gives new meaning to the term “movable feast” (if you’re not a vegetarian that is). The ads are intended to highlight the work...

Case studies

Page | October 5, 2008 at 22:01

Against the rush towards 1,000-cow dairy herds and mega-milk conglomerates, a handful of farmers are heading back to basics, and finding it’s working wonders.

Clean Streams sham shows need for dairy shift

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 0:38

The failure of the Clean Streams Accord shows the urgency of a shift to less intensive dairying in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

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