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Amended liability bill leaves much to be desired

Press release | August 25, 2010 at 15:28

On the day when the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha, Greenpeace activists climbed lamp posts in the high security area in front of Parliament with banners reading “People Before Profit”. The protest was carried...

Ahead of the upcoming elections in Bihar, Greenpeace, Bihar Times and Civil Society...

Press release | August 24, 2010 at 15:31

In one of the first interventions of its kind in Bihar, Greenpeace, Bihar Times and Civil Society Groups of the state today asked political leadership to end the energy crisis by committing to a policy change for adoption of Decentralized...

Cabinet approval of BRAI bill 2010- a blow to the public vote against Bt Brinjal

Press release | August 17, 2010 at 15:33

Greenpeace today condemned the UPA Cabinet approval to Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2010 and appealed to all political parties to oppose it from being tabled and passed in Parliament .

Greenpeace India launches “Living Soils” campaign; call to save soils from harmful...

Press release | August 3, 2010 at 16:01

Guwahati, India — Greenpeace India today launched “Living Soils”, a nationwide campaign with a call to implement Government policies to save soils from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers. This campaign assumes significance in the context...

Oil companies out of the deep seas!

Press release | July 14, 2010 at 3:30

Oil-smudged Greenpeace activists awaited the arrival in Brussels of 18 CEOs from some of the world’s biggest oil companies for a meeting today with EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and environment commissioner Janez Potočnik to discuss...

Mumbai voices against nuclear liability bill

Press release | July 8, 2010 at 18:48

MUMBAI, India — Consultation on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2010 held today at the University of Mumbai charged that the bill acts as a facilitator of corporate immunity rather than a protector of peoples fundamental rights.

People’s consultation rejects the nuclear liability bill

Press release | July 6, 2010 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — The first public consultation on the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage bill 2010 held in Hyderabad today, charged the bill with being the facilitator of corporate immunity.

16,000 Indians join Nobel Laureates to demand Justice for the ‘Tokyo Two’

Press release | July 1, 2010 at 17:13

NEW DELHI, India — More than 16,000 Indians have joined Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams in calling for justice for Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki. The duo, famously known as the Tokyo Two, face up to...

Improved patrolling leads to lower turtle mortality, record nesting at Devi

Press release | June 25, 2010 at 11:27

BHUBANESHWAR, India — An evaluation of the turtle season from November 2009-May 2010 by Greenpeace has revealed a sharp reduction of 60% in turtle mortality in the Devi region, signifying better management of Orissa’s coastal fisheries by the...

Public consultation on liability bill too constrained: Greenpeace

Press release | June 25, 2010 at 11:14

NEW DELHI, India — In an inadequate and feeble attempt towards including people’s voices on the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2010, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology has given just 15 days for “wider...

Environment Ministry’s Pre-draft CRZ Notification 2010 rejected by fishermen,...

Press release | June 18, 2010 at 11:48

DELHI, India — The National Coastal Protection Campaign (NCPC), a collective comprising of a broad range of fishworker groups including the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), fishworker support organisations and environmental groups jointly...

Organic farming gives Indian farmers greater financial security

Press release | June 15, 2010 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — A Greenpeace report released today said the monetary benefits of organic cotton farming are much greater than using the Genetically Engineered variety that makes farmers more vulnerable to financial collapse due to high debts...

On World Oceans Day, India demands Justice for whales and their defenders

Press release | June 8, 2010 at 17:38

NEW DELHI, India — In an expression of solidarity with Japan’s ‘Tokyo Two’ undertrials, Greenpeace today unfurled a banner saying “Activism is Not a Crime” at the capital’s ‘Gyarah Murti’ sculpture, depicting the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi...

Greenpeace asks Indian Industry not to use ‘dirty palm oil’

Press release | May 28, 2010 at 18:56

OSLO/DELHI, India — While asking Indian Industry to desist from using ‘dirty palm oil’, Greenpeace today said the deal announced in Oslo to protect Indonesia’s rainforests, home to some of the last remaining orangutans, falls much short of...

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics: India’s Wipro is No.1

Press release | May 28, 2010 at 11:37

BANGALORE, India — Version 9 of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics (1) has Azim Premji–led Wipro sharing the number one position with the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia while Samsung, Toshiba and Dell have earned penalty...

Draft E-waste Rule is Progressive and Inclusive: Greenpeace

Press release | May 25, 2010 at 14:52

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today called for a swift adoption of the Draft E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and said that it was by far the most progressive and fundamentally robust...

Greenpeace re-views decontamination of Mayapuri “hot-spots”

Press release | May 19, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — The Greenpeace team of radiation experts revisited the Mayapuri scrap yard to check the levels of radiation after a decontamination effort by authorities (1) on Sunday, May 16th. The authorities were forced to take immediate...

Mayapuri is still a radiation hazard zone: Greenpeace Field Survey

Press release | May 14, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Early this morning, a team of two radiological experts from Greenpeace began a combing operation at the Mayapuri scrap market and discovered that there is radiation risk to people at Mayapuri scrapyard in the immediate vicinity...

Greenpeace welcomes government’s move on notifying e-waste rule

Press release | May 7, 2010 at 12:06

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today announced that it welcomes the notification of the draft e-waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 based on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by The Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) for public...

Greenpeace calls for BASIC leadership to tackle climate crisis

Press release | April 26, 2010 at 11:36

As ministers from the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, China, and India) meet today in Cape Town, Greenpeace displayed banners reading “climate change needs BASIC leadership” on a boat directly opposite the 12 Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay...

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