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Indonesian paper company announces end to forest destruction, thanks to pressure...

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 14:53

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 3 June 2015 - One of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, APRIL, has today announced an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’.

Greenpeace Statement on the UNESCO draft report into the state of the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 29 May, 2015 at 20:55

Sydney May 30th, 2015: By insisting that the Australian government prepare a report within 18 months, to be reviewed by the Committee in 2017 UNESCO has clearly shown that the Great Barrier Reef is not fine and is not safe in Tony Abbott’s hands.

Norway’s divestment from coal another warning for Galilee coal

Press release | 29 May, 2015 at 14:20

Sydney, May 28, 2015 - In response to groundbreaking news that the finance committee of the Norwegian Parliament will vote to divest the Norwegian Government Pension Fund from coal mining and coal based utilities, Greenpeace Australia Pacific...

Greenpeace launches latest drive to save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 26 May, 2015 at 10:24

​Tuesday May 26, 2015, Sydney: Greenpeace launched its latest push to save the Great Barrier Reef today with a website urging UNESCO to keep a watch on the Reef and calling on the Australian government to stop coal port expansions in the Great...

Bipartisan cut to Renewable Energy Target a backwards step for action on climate change

Press release | 18 May, 2015 at 16:20

Monday 18 May, 2015, Sydney: Today’s announcement of a deal between the federal government and opposition to cut the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000 GWh to 33,000 GWh is bad news for Australian households and a backwards step for vital...

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior brings relief to Vanuatu’s stranded islands

Press release | 16 May, 2015 at 9:00

16 May, 2015, Port Vila: Greenpeace’s flagship vessel, the Rainbow Warrior, will arrive in Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila on Monday to help deliver relief to Vanuatu’s outlying islands, many of which are still stranded without electricity or...

No taxpayer money should finance Reef’s destruction

Press release | 13 May, 2015 at 14:24

Brisbane May 13, 2015 – Greenpeace is calling on the Federal Government to confirm that taxpayer money will not be spent on coal industry projects as part of the Northern Australia Infrastructure fund.

Don’t believe the hype: Government still failing to protect Reef

Press release | 11 May, 2015 at 14:39

Brisbane, May 11, 2015 - Less than three weeks before UNESCO will issue its draft recommendations on the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian government must do more to protect one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Greenpeace Australia...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 6 May, 2015 at 15:16

New Delhi, May 5, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a government crackdown on civil society. The Indian government recently froze the environmental NGO's bank accounts, leaving just enough funds...

Aussie tuna transformation a consumer success story

Press release | 4 May, 2015 at 16:39

Sydney, 4 May 2015, For the first time ever the majority of tuna brands on Australian supermarket shelves have converted to sourcing from environmentally responsible fishing methods.

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