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Listen to your commissioner for the environment

Press release | July 24, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace calls on the Government to heed the recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and to intervene immediately and stop a proposal for a coal fired burning power station - Marsden B.

Marsden B Climbing Activists Discharged for their Conviction

Press release | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The three Greenpeace activists who climbed the Marsden B proposed coal-fired power station on 4 November as part of a global climate change protest were today discharged without conviction in the Auckland District Court.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Be the Change is born

Press release | October 25, 2007 at 0:00

A major new campaign being launched tomorrow aims to get tens of thousands of New Zealanders active in tackling climate change.

NZ delegation disappoints at Bali

Press release | December 6, 2007 at 0:00

The New Zealand government is in danger of losing its place as a progressive player in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol's second phase, warns Greenpeace.

NZ and Australia must show collective leadership

Press release | December 9, 2007 at 0:00

Helen Clark must live up to her rhetoric on climate change when she meets Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Brisbane today, before he joins climate talks in Bali, says Greenpeace.

NZ climate sceptic led Exxon-funded group in Bali

Press release | December 18, 2007 at 0:00

It’s no surprise that the group of climate sceptics – led by a New Zealander - which tried to stall negotiations in Bali is bankrolled by oil ExxonMobil, says Greenpeace.

Hard-hitting ETS report kicks off Rainbow Warrior tour

Press release | March 4, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has used a hard-hitting report into the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to launch a six-week, nation-wide ship tour aboard the iconic Rainbow Warrior.

Coal ship action ends in Lyttelton Harbour

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it's pleased to have highlighted the contribution New Zealand is making to climate change through a coal shipment action in the Port of Lyttelton today.

Greenpeace occupies coal ship; calls for real action on climate change

Press release | March 25, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior has blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton.

Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

“Please remove my name. What you have done is totally unethical!"

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace says it’s a sign of how desperate climate sceptics are that they’ve used the names of eminent New Zealand scientists to falsely back their cause.

Submission on ETS

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Don’t subsidise polluting industries at the expense of ordinary New Zealanders and the planet.

Carbon capture and storage a “scam” says new report

Press release | May 12, 2008 at 4:38

Big business and policy-makers must not succumb to the elusive promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to solve the climate crisis, says Greenpeace in a major new report (1).

Good initiatives at risk under polluter subsidy plans

Press release | May 15, 2008 at 5:49

Greenpeace welcomes today's Green Party announcement that all state houses will be properly insulated within five years but warned initiatives like this could be at risk if big polluters get their way.

Greenpeace welcomes Fed Farmers leader’s call for action on climate change

Press release | May 22, 2008 at 0:53

Greenpeace says it’s encouraged to see Federated Farmers President Charlie Pederson finally going in to bat for strong climate policy in New Zealand.

Impact guidelines drive home urgency of climate change

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 1:06

New projections of future climate change in New Zealand are a timely reminder of the urgency of strong climate policy, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace takes climate fight to Supreme Court

Press release | May 27, 2008 at 6:36

Genesis Energy and Greenpeace will face off in the Supreme Court tomorrow, in a case that could have major implications for climate change in New Zealand.

Pedersen’s parting shot: NZ’ders should pay even more for food

Press release | June 25, 2008 at 0:00

At a time when New Zealanders are already struggling with soaring food prices, outgoing President of Federated Farmers Charlie Pedersen is calling for them to fork out even more to pay for the agriculture sector’s emissions.

Big business’ desperation shameful

Press release | June 27, 2008 at 1:11

Big polluting business’ desperate last ditch attempt to halt the emission trading scheme is shameful, says Greenpeace.

Earth to National: there is this thing called climate change

Press release | August 14, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is accusing the National Party of living in an alternate reality in which there’s no such thing as climate change.

Thank god that’s over; now back to the climate…

Press release | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on political parties to outline their future plans for tackling climate change, now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been passed into law.

National’s forestry policy ignores the obvious

Press release | September 24, 2008 at 4:33

National needs to tackle corporate dairy farming’s role in deforestation if it wants to truly improve forestry in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

National policy again ignores the obvious

Press release | September 25, 2008 at 4:53

Greenpeace welcomes National Party plans to research the reduction of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, but says there’s plenty for farmers to be getting on with in the meantime.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One year until climate D-Day - NZ on the outer

Press release | December 1, 2008 at 4:09

New Zealand is likely to find itself increasingly isolated at the UN climate talks starting today in Poznan, Poland, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace occupies Polish coal plant during UN talks

Press release | December 2, 2008 at 20:13

Early this morning, 11 Greenpeace activists scaled a 150-metre high chimney at the Pątnów power plant in Poland to hang a banner reading "Quit coal, save the climate".

Don't flush our climate down the John

Press release | December 8, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace deposited over 30 porcelain toilets on parliament grounds with a globe inside each one and the message: "don't flush our climate down the John".

RMA reforms major blow to brand

Press release | February 3, 2009 at 1:40

Weakening the Resource Management Act (RMA) deals a further blow to New Zealand’s clean green brand, says Greenpeace.

Jobs summit must reject sub-prime strategy

Press release | February 26, 2009 at 2:22

A priority of tomorrow’s job summit should be looking at how many New Zealanders will lose their jobs as a direct result of the Government’s rollback of climate change legislation, says Greenpeace.

Rudd and Key -“Where the bloody hell are ya?”

Press release | March 1, 2009 at 19:56

Kevin Rudd and John Key must talk about solving climate change as part of the solution to the economic crisis, Greenpeace said today.

New research shows need for urgent climate action

Press release | March 18, 2009 at 19:32

Greenpeace says new research involving New Zealand scientists and published today in Nature magazine, must surely convince our government of the urgent need for climate action.

Greenpeace increases call for emission cuts

Press release | March 25, 2009 at 0:00

New Zealand must make deeper and faster cuts in its greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought, Greenpeace warned today, ahead of the first of the year’s global climate talks which begin in Bonn (1) over the weekend.

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.

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.

SURVIVAL (*) IS NOT NEGOTIABLE

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.

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).

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