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Greenpeace returning to the Antarctic to push for world’s largest ocean sanctuary

Press release | 30 November, 2017 at 14:24

SYDNEY, December 1, 2017 - As a huge marine protected area in the Ross Sea comes into force on World Antarctica Day (Friday 1 December) this year, Greenpeace has announced an ambitious three-month Antarctic expedition.

Charities’ message to the NAIF board - keep your hands off taxpayers’ money

Press release | 30 November, 2017 at 12:03

December 1, 2017: Board members of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) have been targeted by an alliance of not-for-profit groups in an attempt to prevent them from using more than a billion dollars in taxpayers’ money to help...

Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP climate ambition forward - Greenpeace

Press release | 17 November, 2017 at 3:24

Bonn, 17 November 2017 – Greenpeace demanded climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, calling on leaders to listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems.

Australia’s dirtiest industry dealt another blow as Commonwealth Bank rule out new...

Press release | 15 November, 2017 at 10:45

November 16, 2017: Greenpeace welcomes the announcement today by the Commonwealth Bank that they would distance itself from coal projects.

Australia ranked fourth last among low-performing countries for climate policy,...

Press release | 14 November, 2017 at 19:46

Bonn, November 15, 2017: Australia has again been shamed on the world stage for its inaction on climate change, taking 57th place out of 60 countries ranked in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) report.

Pacific Island Represent bears witness at historic People vs Arctic Oil trial in Oslo

Press release | 14 November, 2017 at 0:08

Oslo, November 14, 2017: Pacific Island Represent activists are in attendance at an historic court case where the Norwegian government is attempting to defend its unsustainable and climate-threatening Arctic drilling operations.

ING Bank on the hook for not reporting climate pollution

Press release | 13 November, 2017 at 23:29

Amsterdam, 14 November 2017: Today, a climate complaint against ING filed by Greenpeace Netherlands, Oxfam, BankTrack and Milieudefensie for violating OECD guidelines, was accepted by a Dutch representative of the OECD. [1] [2] The Dutch bank...

World’s eyes on Norway as historic climate trial begins

Press release | 12 November, 2017 at 21:45

Oslo, Norway 13 November 2017 – Tomorrow, environmental organisations Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth take on the Norwegian government in court for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. They are arguing that drilling for oil...

Merkel must help break deadlock on pre-2020 climate action at Pacific COP

Press release | 12 November, 2017 at 19:57

Bonn, Germany – 13 November 2017 – Developed countries must break a deadlock at the UN climate talks in Bonn and discuss their pre-2020 climate actions, starting with COP host German Chancellor Merkel who can lead the way, Greenpeace said.

Australia ‘bullying Pacific neighbours out of climate change compensation’

Press release | 11 November, 2017 at 5:22

Bonn, November 12, 2017 - Australia picked up a second Fossil of the Day award on day six of COP23 for seeking to twist, water down and delete references to finance from the loss and damage decision text.

Sea of faces projected onto coal power plant in Germany shows emissions don’t respect...

Press release | 9 November, 2017 at 13:57

Bonn, Germany, November 10, 2017 - Pacific Island Represent activists, supported by Greenpeace in Germany have sent a message to leaders meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, projecting an image of faces onto a coal power plant and calling for...

Australia presented with Fossil of Day award for support of Adani plans to build one...

Press release | 7 November, 2017 at 5:20

Bonn, November 7, 2017: The Australian government has been awarded the Climate Action Network-International’s (CAN) Fossil of the Day for its support of Adani Group’s plans to build a coal mine larger than the city of Paris and ship its coal out...

2017 on track to be second hottest year on record: WMO

Press release | 6 November, 2017 at 1:15

Bonn, November 6, 2017: Every region of the world has suffered extreme weather events this year with the alarming news 2017 is on track to be the second hottest year ever recorded demonstrating the need for global leaders at COP23 to take urgent...

No time to waste: climate impacts demand response at Pacific COP - Greenpeace

Press release | 2 November, 2017 at 23:31

Bonn, November 3, 2017 – In a year marked by devastating hurricanes, floods and drought, Greenpeace said real world leaders must stand up at the UN climate talks in Bonn and propel climate action forward or be held accountable for their inaction.

Premier’s promise to block loan of taxpayers’ money to Adani coalmine shows community...

Press release | 2 November, 2017 at 19:45

November 3, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific welcomes the Queensland Premier’s pledge to use her veto power to block $1 billion of taxpayers’ money being used to assist in the construction of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.

Premier’s promise to block loan of taxpayers’ money to Adani coalmine shows community...

Press release | 2 November, 2017 at 19:11

November 3, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific welcomes the Queensland Premier’s pledge to use her veto power to block $1 billion of taxpayers’ money being used to assist in the construction of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.

Australia to miss 2030 emissions reduction targets due to failure to wean itself off coal

Press release | 31 October, 2017 at 11:58

SYDNEY, November 1, 2017 - Australia is poised to miss its 2030 emissions reduction targets with the United Nations identifying us as one of a number of countries that need to take stronger action to meet its Paris commitments.

Greenpeace launches campaign to create ‘largest protected area on Earth’ - as...

Press release | 26 October, 2017 at 11:26

Hobart, 27 October 2017 - Greenpeace has launched a global campaign for an Antarctic Sanctuary, covering 1.8 million square kilometres of ocean, to protect whales, penguins and other wildlife.

Federal energy plan shows Turnbull has completely caved in to climate deniers

Press release | 16 October, 2017 at 11:12

October 17, 2017: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy plan shows he has completely caved in to the extreme demands of the radical climate deniers in his party.

Coal delivery dumped at CommBank’s Sydney head office

Press release | 15 October, 2017 at 9:11

Monday 16th Oct, 2017: A group of people, including a number from coal-affected communities have today delivered a load of coal to the front of the Commonwealth Bank’s Harbour Street office in Sydney in order to highlight the consequences of...

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