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Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

Publication | September 24, 2007 at 0:00

The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing...

Greenpeace Briefing: China - taking action on climate change

Publication | September 24, 2007 at 0:00

What China is doing in response to climate change?

Climate and taxpayers pay for big business to pollute

Press release | September 20, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the announcement of an emissions trading scheme intended to tackle climate change, but is alarmed that there are no targets set for reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions and thus no guarantee that emissions will actually...

Govt emissions trading scheme falls short

Feature story | September 20, 2007 at 0:00

There is no doubt that climate change is a big problem that requires bold action from all of us. The Government's announcement of an emissions trading scheme intended to tackle climate change is a good thing, but unfortunately it falls well short...

Emissions Trading-essential elements

Feature story | September 14, 2007 at 3:25

The NZ government is about to release its proposal for an emissions trading scheme to address climate change.

New Zealand’s climate change stance shameful

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 0:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

600 strip naked on glacier in global warming protest

Feature story | August 19, 2007 at 0:00

An emergency provokes extreme responses: human beings in danger will abandon social niceties, etiquette, and the norms of acceptable behavior to raise an alarm any way they can when lives are in danger. Today, six hundred people shed their...

Greenpeace welcomes West Wind decision

Press release | August 15, 2007 at 5:28

Greenpeace has welcomed Meridian Energy’s decision to proceed with its West Wind wind farm project near Wellington.

All sizzle and no sausage questions and answers

Publication | August 15, 2007 at 3:53

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 New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament (after being moved on from the steps of parliament) today under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to highlight the difference between political talk and...

Nick Smith, National Party Environment Spokesperson enjoys a solar powered sausage

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Nick Smith, National Party Environment Spokesperson enjoys a sausage at Greenpeace New Zealand's solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament (after being moved on from the steps of parliament) under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to...

Nick Smith, National Party Environment Spokesperson enjoys a solar powered sausage

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Nick Smith, National Party Environment spokesperson and Nandor, Green MP, enjoy a snarler at the Greenpeace New Zealand solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament today under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to highlight the difference...

Greenpeace New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament

Image | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace New Zealand puts on a solar powered sausage sizzle outside of parliament today under the banner 'All sizzle no sausage' to highlight the difference between political talk and substantial actions on 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.

All sizzle and no sausage

Feature story | August 15, 2007 at 0:00

In recent months, our politicians have been falling over each other to show they care about climate change. Prime Minister Helen Clark heralds a "carbon neutral" future for the country, while National Party leader John Key chants his '50 by 50'...

Marsden B

Page | August 6, 2007 at 23:32

Due to relentless campaigning by Greenpeace and many others, Mighty River Power canned its plan to refire the mothballed Marsden B coal fired power station in March 2007.

Future Investment - Energy

Publication | August 1, 2007 at 23:30

This report shows that investment in renewables pays off quite quickly due to massive savings in fuel costs. In fact, a 'business as usual' mix in the world global power generation sector would result in 10 times higher fuel costs, when compared...

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | July 27, 2007 at 4:43

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

Earthquake, fire and nuclear leak in Japan

Feature story | July 18, 2007 at 23:20

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the world's largest nuclear plant on Monday, causing a transformer fire. Since then, revelations have been coming out about spills and leaks at the plant.

The Only Planet Guide

Feature story | July 6, 2007 at 0:39

This is a big week for the climate. According to the Live Earth website, about 2 billion people are going to watch Al Gore's concerts this weekend. That's awe inspiring but after the show, millions, even hundreds of millions, are going to be...

History of climate change litigation

Publication | June 28, 2007 at 0:10

A series of recent cases signal the rise of climate change litigation around the world. Most of the cases have cropped up in the United States, due to perceived inaction by national political authorities over issues of global warming. A...

Climate Risk: Understanding the financial risk that climate change presents to New...

Publication | June 28, 2007 at 0:00

The question is no longer whether a particular company is exposed to Climate Risk, but by how much?

The Brent Spar

Page | June 21, 2007 at 19:50

In 1995, Greenpeace activists occupied the Brent Spar oil storage facility in the North Sea. Their purpose was to stop plans to scuttle the 14,500 tonne installation. The action was a part of an ongoing campaign to stop ocean dumping, and pitted...

G8 on climate change

Feature story | June 7, 2007 at 0:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

Himalayan glacial melt

Feature story | June 6, 2007 at 0:11

Glaciers in the Himalayas provide the water source for one-sixth of humanity. Now that water source is threatened by climate change. As the temperature rises, these reservoirs of ice disappear. Guanli Wang, a journalist with China S&T, reports...

Greenpeace applauds West Wind outcome

Press release | May 16, 2007 at 0:38

Greenpeace today applauded the Environment Court's decision to approve a major wind farm project near Wellington.

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 21:57

We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.

Chernobyl anniversary protest

Feature story | April 26, 2007 at 23:57

On this day 21 years ago a nuclear reactor near the Ukraine city of Chernobyl suffered a steam explosion and a nuclear meltdown. Winds spread the radioactive fallout over thousands of square kilometres. Now, risky new nuclear reactors are under...

Weather of Mass Destruction

Feature story | April 19, 2007 at 0:35

WMD are a constant topic on the agenda of the United Nations, but now the Security Council members will have to ask, "Which W is it: weather or weapons?"

The end of kwila

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 0:00

The demand for high end luxury flooring and furniture in China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other markets is driving the tree species, merbau (known in Indonesia as kwila), to commercial extinction.

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.

Brussels climate change meeting

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 22:42

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assembles in Brussels this week. On Friday they will deliver their latest assessment on the potential impacts of climate change. While the picture they paint will likely be a dire one, there are...

Climate the winner as Marsden B scrapped

Press release | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace today heralded Mighty River Powers decision to scrap Marsden B, which would have been the first major coal fired power station built in New Zealand for over 30 years.

VICTORY! Marsden B is no more

Feature story | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

To be or not to be? ... well the answer for Marsden B at least is not to be. The struggle against Marsden B has seen a nine day occupation, high court challenges, protest marches, record numbers of public submissions, Surfers Against Sulphur,...

Executive summary: New Zealand Energy Revolution: How to prevent climate chaos

Publication | February 27, 2007 at 0:00

A report by Greenpeace examining how New Zealand can restructure its energy system to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Ground-breaking NZ Energy Revolution report launched

Press release | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

New Zealand can take major steps towards avoiding climate chaos by reducing energy demand and switching to clean, renewable energies – and that means banning coal-fired power stations.

Huntly a climate killer

Feature story | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

At the break of dawn this morning the Greenpeace climate rescue team took action against one of the biggest climate polluters in New Zealand - the Huntly coal-fired power station. Greenpeace activists entered the Huntly site at dawn and are now...

New Zealand Energy Revolution: How to prevent climate chaos

Publication | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

A report by Greenpeace examining how New Zealand can restructure its energy system to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Greenpeace activists load coal from a stockpile the Huntly Power Station

Image | February 25, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists load coal from a stockpile at the Huntly Power Station to be returned to the Rotowaru mine.

Greenpeace activists dump coal returned from a stockpile at the Huntly Power Station

Image | February 25, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists dump coal returned from a stockpile at the Huntly Power Station outside Solid Energy's Rotowaru Mine headquarters.

Activist on top of Huntly Power Station

Image | February 25, 2007 at 0:00

Activist on top of Huntly Power Station coal conveyor unfurled a 45-metre banner "climate change starts here" with an arrow pointing to the coal station.

Greenpeace shuts down coal loader

Feature story | February 21, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Australia have shut down the Kooragang coal loader at Newcastle to warn of the NSW Government’s plans to double the terminal’s output and approve new mines after the March 24 election.

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.

Japanese opinion poll

Page | January 26, 2007 at 0:25

In June 2006 Greenpeace Japan commissioned a survey by the Nippon Research Centre where more than 1,000 Japanese people across all ages and both genders were randomly selected to answer a series of questions concerning whaling.

Esperanza leaves Auckland

Feature story | January 26, 2007 at 0:00

This year the Japanese government aims to hunt almost 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean whales sanctuary. Once again Greenpeace will be there to defend the whales.

Launch of the world's first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate...

Press release | January 25, 2007 at 22:33

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the 'smart use' of energy, can deliver half of the world's energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today. A report...

The energy [r]evolution starts here

Feature story | January 25, 2007 at 0:00

Tackling dangerous climate change is the biggest challenge facing us all. Fortunately there is an answer to this challenge. Our report: 'energy [r]evolution', details how to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, using existing technology and still...

Energy Revolution: A sustainable world energy outlook

Publication | January 25, 2007 at 0:00

There is now growing awareness on the imperatives for a global energy future which marks a distinct departure from past trends and patterns of energy production and use.

Transport

Page | January 23, 2007 at 3:19

The nuclear industry is dependent upon the transportation of nuclear components and materials (uranium, fresh fuel, nuclear spent fuel and plutonium). Radioactive materials are carried by sea, rail, road and air. So even if you do not live near a...

Doomsday clock inches forward with climate change

Feature story | January 17, 2007 at 22:37

Weather of Mass Destruction has officially joined Weapons of Mass Destruction in threatening to wreak irrevocable damage on the earth.

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