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Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | April 15, 2014

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping  US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world . Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Greenpeace ship to encounter the first shipment of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 1, 2014

The  rumors   are true , Greenpeace has sent the Rainbow Warrior III to find the Mikhail Ulyanov, a Russian oil tanker carrying a shipment from the first rig to ever extract oil from the Arctic. That rig, called Prirazlomnaya, is...

Taking action, in freedom to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | May 2, 2014

Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 2, 2014

On Thursday, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

Tuna: The quick species guide

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 2, 2014

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 2, 2014

This morning, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

Environment Dot Com

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 9, 2014

Now that the Internet Party are up and running, and if the latest polls are anything to go by, gaining some tailwind, they’ve today announced their environmental policy . And as part of our election year review of party policies...

After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | May 10, 2014

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in  Abu Dhabi  where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

Protests will a Polar Bear

Image gallery | May 11, 2014

Is the Green Party banking on an oily future?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 14, 2014

Yesterday, the Green Party launched a pre-budget policy … “as a first step in accelerating New Zealand's transition to a smarter greener economy” …but from what we’ve seen so far, there a few glaring issues with how they propose to get...

Budget shows a deficit of ambition

Press release | May 15, 2014 at 13:51

Responding to today’s Budget, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing - Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | May 19, 2014

The “irreversible collapse” of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that’s now on the cards. So what does it mean?

Stop Shell illegal drilling

Action | May 19, 2014 at 20:30

Shell Todd Energy, has been caught drilling illegally in New Zealand waters. Tell the EPA to take strong action.

Spending a day with Shell

Blog entry by Phil Ball | May 21, 2014

Phil Ball, member of the Arctic30 confronting board and CEO of Shell at the  annual general meeting. May 20 2014, the Hague, Netherlands. Spending a day with Shell. At the Annual General Meeting of the oil major that is. Shell...

National Party members forced to look climate change in the face

Blog entry by Gen Toop | May 26, 2014

At the National Party conference over the weekend, the Hamilton West National Party MP Tim Macindoe had a flippant response to the question of climate change.   But for the farming families of the Central North Island severe...

Oil company at centre of Arctic protest coming to NZ

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 20:54

The Norwegian oil company at the centre of a high profile Greenpeace protest in the Arctic today is also about to start exploring for deep sea oil in New Zealand waters.

Is this the most dangerous club in the world?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | May 28, 2014

As the thunder broiled and lightning split the sodden night sky, a team of activists from Greenpeace Netherlands scaled the giant drilling rig GSP Saturn in the port of IJmuiden to stop it leaving for the Russian Arctic. The rig...

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | May 31, 2014

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

Who pays the bill for climate denialism?

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | June 2, 2014

Greenpeace International, along with WWF International and the Centre for International Environmental Law, sent letters to major insurance firms and 35 fossil fuel and other carbon major companies today, asking whether they believed...

Is the Green Party's Climate Tax Plan Radical Enough?

Blog entry by Carmen Gravatt | June 3, 2014

On Sunday the Green Party announced a Climate Tax plan . It's a relatively bold move in the right direction but will it cut emissions fast enough?   The greatest failure of our time is political leadership on climate change.  The...

Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach

Press release | June 4, 2014 at 13:07

Greenpeace New Zealand Programme Director Carmen Gravatt comments on the findings in the report ‘Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand’ released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright today.

An Entangled Banks - And further disrespect for our democracy

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | June 6, 2014

So John Banks has been found guilty of electoral fraud, of knowingly filing a false electoral return to hide large donations. Yet despite apparently breaking our laws, he will continue to make them, in likelihood remaining in...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 7, 2014

Last night we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 11, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

Anadarko court case lost, but cowboys exposed

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 13, 2014

After the protests at sea against the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras’ deep sea drilling exploits off the East Cape were so successful , the National Government made certain aspects of protest at sea illegal with the Anadarko Amendment...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 13, 2014

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | June 16, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

Calls for Simon Bridges' sacking surge after Maui's dolphin move

Press release | June 19, 2014 at 13:14

There has been a surge in the number of people calling for Energy Minister Simon Bridges to be sacked following his shock move to allow oil and gas drilling in a marine sanctuary which is home to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin.

What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ana Mules | June 30, 2014

It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things. But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the...

Look under your seats NZ, you’re all getting ROADS!!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 1, 2014

Over the weekend, the National party had their annual get together in Wellington. We popped along too, with our polar bear, to find out whether action on climate change was part of their agenda. From what we can gather from the muted...

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 1, 2014

Imagine you're eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It's just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | July 2, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of...

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Blog entry by Sondhya Gupta | July 2, 2014

What has Lego got to do with the Arctic? Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year. Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is...

Polar Bear gets a Chilly Reception at the Nats’ Annual Conference

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | July 2, 2014

Over the weekend we visited the National Party’s annual conference, with a special Arctic visitor and a simple question: is climate change on the agenda? It’s hard to ignore a polar bear - but that’s exactly what many delegates...

A letter to the employees at LEGO

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 2, 2014

Dear LEGO employee, As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company admired around the world. Millions of people associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination. At the same time,...

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | July 9, 2014

Yesterday we released a  new video  asking much-loved toy company, LEGO to ditch its partnership with oil company Shell. The film depicts an Arctic made entirely of LEGO and imagines an oil spill in this beautiful and pristine part of...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 13, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

High Court Action Over Climate Voter

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 14, 2014

Over 20,000 New Zealanders have now signed on as Climate Voters and in doing so signaled to our politicians that climate change will be in the forefront of their minds when they vote on the 20th September this year. It's a powerful...

Reactions to the Climate Voter freedom of speech court case

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 18, 2014

The Electoral Commission has said Climate Voter may be in breach of the Electoral Act so along with the other 5 groups who launched the intiative, we’re going to the High Court to test the Electoral Act . This is an important free...

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Blog entry by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar | July 21, 2014

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy...

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Blog entry by sara_a | July 21, 2014

Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory. Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic...

Dear LEGO employees...

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 23, 2014

Hi. My name is Ian and I'm a campaigner with Greenpeace. I'm also a new dad and a big fan of LEGO. She's a little young now, but I know that in a few years my baby girl will be building her own dreams out of your colourful little...

#ClimateVoter Question Time

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | July 25, 2014

Since launching on the 22nd June Climate Voter has been asking a ‘ Question of the Week ’ to see what action political parties will take on various climate related issues. This is to let voters decide which policies they want to...

Lego Model

Image gallery | July 27, 2014

Why my children took part in a playful protest against LEGO's partnership with Shell

Blog entry by Jessica Edberg | July 30, 2014

Jessica Edberg is a mother of two. Her daughter, Lily, aged 7, took part in a playful protest yesterday against LEGO's partnership with Shell. 50 kids in total protested by building three giant LEGO Arctic animals outside of Shell's HQ...

From truffle to light crude; oil doesn’t come cheap

Blog entry by John Dunford | July 30, 2014

The Governments oil salesman Simon Bridges just can’t catch a break these days. Whether it’s having to admit that he’d never even heard of NZ’s largest forest park (Victoria FP) which he’d just opened up to drillers or getting stick...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | August 6, 2014

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

Greenpeace’s Supreme Court win made New Zealand’s democracy a little stronger

Blog entry by Duncan Currie | August 7, 2014

Sometimes you just have to take a stand. Greenpeace’s win yesterday in the Supreme Court in a precedent setting case about an arcane charity law was one of those times. The story goes back years, when Greenpeace first started...

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