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Real Climate Action

Image gallery | July 3, 2015

The power of scaling parliament buildings: This is #RealClimateAction

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 3, 2015

I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to update you on some goings on down here in New Zealand. Last Thursday, just as the sun was rising over our capital of Wellington, four activists scaled our parliament building to install...

NZ Government’s just-announced climate change target a “con job”

Press release | July 7, 2015 at 16:01

“Con job” is the word being used to describe the climate change targets the New Zealand Government will be putting on the table at the Paris Climate Conference in December.

Parliament climbers to attend court on Rainbow Warrior bombing anniversary

Press release | July 8, 2015 at 11:17

Wellington, July 8: The four Greenpeace activists who climbed to the roof of Parliament House last month in order to expose the government's failure to act on climate change will attend their initial court appearance on the day of the 30th...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | July 17, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | July 17, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | July 24, 2015

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

The Dairy - Winter Is Coming...

Blog entry by Simon Boxer | July 24, 2015

With extreme weather events leading to widespread flooding and with crashing global dairy commodity prices, farmers are describing this as a terrible winter.  However Greenpeace has been consistently making the point that what...

Solarizing Greece with #PeoplePower is a way out of the crisis

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 1, 2015

Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably  comparable  to the US Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of over 40 percent have Greek citizens pondering what the...

Kiwi businesses beat government in race to get rid of coal

Press release | August 6, 2015 at 11:57

The announcement by Genesis Energy that it will close its last two coal-burning electricity generators at Huntly Power Station serves to further expose the Key Government’s inability to act on climate change.

Huntly switch to clean energy leaves soot on Key’s face

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 6, 2015

Good news. Huntly power station, the remnant of a polluting, coal based power system in New Zealand will be shutting down its choking smoke stacks in favour of clean energy sources like solar and wind. Genesis, the company that runs...

As Key drops the ball, communities fall

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 12, 2015

UPDATE : Coal mining company Solid Energy  has been put into 'voluntary administration '  as the global coal industry collapses under the demand to reduce pollution. The Government's failure to plan for a fossil fuel free future will...

No Surprise at the Demise of the Not So Solid Energy

Press release | August 13, 2015 at 12:14

The government has been ‘nothing short of negligent’ as hundreds of jobs look likely to be lost as a result of today’s announcement that state-owned miner Solid Energy will be put into administration, Greenpeace have said.

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 13, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

The ninth extinction

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | August 13, 2015

Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all...

Greenpeace Parliament Climbers Convicted of Trespass

Press release | August 14, 2015 at 10:51

Four Greenpeace campaigners who scaled Parliament House with a delivery of eight solar panels were today convicted of trespass.

Greenpeace Response to Otahuhu Gas Power Station Closure

Press release | August 17, 2015 at 10:30

Responding to Contact Energy’s announcement this morning that Otahuhu gas power station will close next month due to the growth of renewable energy, Simon Boxer, Greenpeace New Zealand’s senior energy campaigner, said:

Fossil fuels fall to clean energy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 18, 2015

There are two exciting, important and rapid shifts happening right now in the way our energy is generated. The first shift is away from polluting fossil fuel power stations, and towards renewable energy. The other is a transfer from...

The Statoil Greenwash Guide

Publication | August 20, 2015 at 14:47

In light of the climate crisis and the related criticism, Statoil has displayed remarkable expertise in brand management.

Statoil heading for Whangarei with greenwash offensive

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | August 20, 2015

Norwegian oil giant Statoil is sending a delegation of executives all the way from Norway to Whangarei. Next Friday, 28th August, they will attend a specially organised meeting with the Northland Regional Council's Maori Advisory...

26 politicians who, unlike Obama, got it right on arctic drilling

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | August 20, 2015

I’ve written quite a bit about the inspirational stories of the activists fighting Shell’s dangerous Arctic drilling plans. These activists and the millions of supporters along with them have made so much noise that drilling in...

Statoil caught breaking own rules to woo iwi

Press release | August 27, 2015 at 8:34

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has been snapped during a visit to New Zealand, trying to win over individual iwi leaders rather than engaging collectively in line with its own protocols.

President Obama is visiting Alaska to talk climate: Here's what you need to know

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | August 31, 2015

President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. ...

Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | September 7, 2015

We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to...

Block The Offer

Action | September 10, 2015 at 4:55

Stop Deep Sea Oil - Block the Offer!

Block the Offer to Stop Deep Sea Oil

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 17, 2015

From now until the 30th of October local councils, iwi and hapū around New Zealand have the opportunity to take a position on deep sea oil drilling off our coast. Every year the Government via NZ Petroleum and Minerals (NZPAM)...

Delivering renewable energy for all: Let's go all the way!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | September 17, 2015

Little has been transformed more in recent years than the world of energy. It's hard to think of a sector that has undergone more changes in the years between the 2000 launch of the Millennium Development Goals and the new 2015...

Energy Revolution 2015

Publication | September 21, 2015 at 11:00

This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 21, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Renewable energy for all. Is it possible?

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | September 23, 2015

A world powered 100% by renewables seems like a faraway fantasy. But is it actually possible? "100% renewables!" It's a buzz-phrase that loves being thrown around by environmentalists, passionate protesters and science...

Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation

Press release | September 25, 2015 at 8:28

A coalition of environmental organisations (1), is calling for John Key not to attend the upcoming Paris climate summit, and to pull Tim Groser and the entire New Zealand delegation from the two weeks of talks.

Do us a favour, Prime Minister, don't send anyone to Paris

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid, Niamh O'Flynn and Cindy Baxter | September 28, 2015

A coalition of environmental organisations is calling for prime minister John Key not to attend the upcoming Paris climate summit, and to pull Tim Groser and the entire New Zealand delegation from the two weeks of talks - see full...

#ActionsforClimate—but still not enough

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 28, 2015

The last few days have, for once, seen world leaders and the global media focussed on the big issues of our time: poverty, inequality and the dangers of climate change. President Obama admitted he acted too late on climate change and...

Shell quits Arctic drilling

Press release | September 28, 2015 at 23:04

Shell announced today that it is retreating from its failed Arctic drilling programme (1).

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

Blog entry by India Thorogood | September 29, 2015

After 3 years of campaigning to stop Arctic drilling, we’ve just heard that Shell is backing out of drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. Millions of us across the world are breathing a huge sigh of relief after one hell of a fight. The...

100% Renewable Energy by 2050? Why wait?

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | September 30, 2015

A new Greenpeace report shows how the world can move to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The bad news? It needs political will. The good news? It's already happening! Climate change deniers and investors take note. Renewable...

Kermadec marine reserve great news - but not without real climate action

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | September 30, 2015

Yesterday, at the United Nations meeting in New York, the New Zealand government announced that a vast stretch of its exclusive economic zone will be turned into an ocean sanctuary. It is the first time an area of New Zealand’s EEZ...

Shell quits Southern drilling plans - wheels coming of government programme

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:54

Reacting to the news today that Shell will once again be delaying their plans to drill in the Great South Basin, Greenpeace New Zealand’s climate and energy campaigner Steve Abel said:

Greenpeace activists convicted over Parliament climate action protest

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 12:55

Auckland, Thursday 1 October - The four Greenpeace activists who climbed the roof of Parliament to expose John Key’s failure on climate change have been convicted of wilful trespass with an order for reparations of $750 per activist in the...

Not Just Tuna

Hub | October 5, 2015 at 11:07

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5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | October 6, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: © Greenpeace Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed the oil giant’s...

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

As King coal belches its last breath, it’s time to go solar

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 8, 2015

Today, Solid Energy announced that the closure of Huntly’s dirty coal fired boilers will result in more job losses in the coal industry. As the world moves away from polluting power like coal, the pain of this shift is now being felt...

'Dieselgate' continues: UK transport agency paid £80m by auto industry

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | October 13, 2015

The UK government agency responsible for testing pollution levels in new cars has received more than £80 million (NZ$183 million) from the auto industry in the last decade, prompting concerns over a potential conflict of interest. ...

Groser Loses TPP High Court Secrecy Fight: Greenpeace Response

Press release | October 13, 2015 at 11:38

Responding to today’s High Court loss for Tim Groser and his TPP secrecy bid, Greenpeace chief policy advisor Nathan Argent said:

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | October 15, 2015

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

5 Reasons not to drill for deep sea oil in NZ

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 20, 2015

1.Our ocean is too precious to destroy The tragic Rena spill off the coast of Tauranga was just a drop in a bucket of what could happen to our coastlines.With our Maui’s dolphins at the brink of extinction and the thousands...

A new chapter in the New Zealand story

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | October 22, 2015

When Simon Bridges announced the areas of Aotearoa that he wants to open up for oil and gas exploration in 2016 (the “Block Offers”), he probably wasn’t expecting this… In just six weeks since the announcement 25 communities ...

#BlockTheOffer - Auckland Council

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 27, 2015

Join us on Thursday 29 October outside the Auckland Town Hall on Queen Street at 9am to encourage Auckland councillors to vote against deep sea oil drilling off Auckland’s coast. Last time, the council vote was split 50/50 and the...

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