Media Releases - Forests

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Licence to kill

Report | 22 October, 2013 at 14:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Historic lawsuit on Arctic oil drilling gives Australia pause for thought

Press release | 18 October, 2016 at 20:33

Oslo, 18 October 2016 – An unprecedented legal case was filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.

Greenpeace welcomes BP's withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight

Press release | 11 October, 2016 at 13:58

Sydney, 11 October 2016 – Responding to BP’s decision to abandon its oil exploration program in the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Nathaniel Pelle, said:

New Bight oil permit makes mockery of crucial debate

Press release | 7 October, 2016 at 17:28

Today’s announcement of a new oil exploration permit off South Australia - and the prospect of several other oilfields opening up - heightens the debate over BP’s controversial 2016 drilling plans in the Great Australian Bight.

BP's Bight plans just too dangerous to be approved

Press release | 28 September, 2016 at 15:30

Sydney, 28 September 2016 - The latest knockback to BP’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight signals their project is full of holes and too dangerous to be approved, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

US/China Paris Agreement ratification leaves Australia in the dust on climate action

Press release | 3 September, 2016 at 21:02

Sydney, 3 September 2016 – Responding to the joint announcement that China and the United States have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Program Director, Dominique Rowe, said:

Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 26 June, 2016 at 14:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Greenpeace demands rainforest protection at the Australian headquarters of...

Press release | 19 April, 2016 at 11:00

Sydney, 18 April 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific activists this morning are visiting the Australian headquarters of global companies, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson to demand urgent action to break the link between palm oil...

Great Barrier Reef bleaching warning - time to quit coal, Queensland

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 17:24

Brisbane, 1 March 2016 - Today’s announcement issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that the reef is suffering a level 1 bleaching event is a clear signal that Queensland must move away from coal.

Stripped-down activists find little to wear at The North Face Store protests in...

Press release | 5 February, 2016 at 8:11

Sydney and Melbourne, 4 February 2016 – Stripped-down Greenpeace activists today targeted three flagship stores of outdoor clothing company The North Face in Sydney and Melbourne over the company’s use of polluting chemicals.

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 19:13

Munich, 25 January 2016 – Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands.

Dredging Great Barrier Reef for Abbot Point would be illogical, irresponsible

Press release | 22 December, 2015 at 10:54

Brisbane, 22 December 2015: The Queensland government must stick to its election promise and hold off on dredging to expand the Abbot Point coal terminal, even in the face of federal approval for the activities to begin, Greenpeace Australia...

Key Pacific fisheries meeting fails to stop overfishing

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 11:47

Bali, 9 December 2015 - A key Pacific fisheries meeting has failed to protect oceans from overfishing after a series of deadlocks in talks over stopping illegal and damaging fishing practices, Greenpeace International said today.

Seven in ten Australians reject international nuclear waste dump in Australia

Press release | 5 December, 2015 at 8:20

Sydney, 5 December 2015 – As Australia prepares today to receive a shipment of its own reprocessed nuclear waste that still contains plutonium, a poll has shown that nearly three quarters of Australians oppose plans to store nuclear waste for...

Greenpeace finds nuclear waste headed to Australia classified as high-level waste by...

Press release | 2 December, 2015 at 6:30

Sydney, 2 December 2015 – Nuclear waste returning to Australia this weekend by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia’s claims over its radioactivity, a Greenpeace report has found.

Labor’s emissions target a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 13:03

Sydney, 27 November 2015 - Greenpeace has welcomed Labor leader Bill Shorten’s promise to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 is a good first step, but says more needs to be done.

Greenpeace blasts senate recommendation to amend environmental protection law

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 18:14

Sydney, 18 November 2015 - The Turnbull government is wrecking its fledgling environmental credentials by continuing to support changes to Australia’s environmental legislation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace says Australia courting nuclear disasters with permanent dump

Press release | 13 November, 2015 at 10:07

Sydney, 13 November 2015 - Creating a permanent nuclear waste dump will invite a toxic nuclear legacy that Australians will have to deal with for generations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Nuclear option nonsensical, given Australia’s abundant renewable energy

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 11:46

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed a call from Australia’s next Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, for a renewed debate on the option of nuclear power as part of the country’s energy future.

Greenpeace issues warning over ship with radioactive waste en route to Australia

Press release | 16 October, 2015 at 14:34

Sydney, 16 October 2015 - A cargo ship with sub-par safety standards that is carrying nuclear waste and bound for Australia is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, Greenpeace Australia Pacific warned today.

Consumers left in the dark over unsustainable food imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 14:38

Sydney, 22 July 2015: Consumers have been left in the dark over unsustainable food imports with the release of new country of origin labels that fall far short of government promises to help people make informed choices, Greenpeace Australia...

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’.