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NGOs call on Commission to stop reversing on chemicals reform

Press release | 25 September, 2003 at 0:00

In a press conference today environmental and consumer NGOs reacted strongly to leaked Commission 'interservice' legislative texts on the new EU Chemicals Policy. The documents reveal that the European Commission plans to make far-reaching...

New report reveals Canada's Boreal Forest under siege

Press release | 19 September, 2003 at 0:00

A new report and map released today by Greenpeace, ForestEthics and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) slams Canada's federal and provincial governments for their failure to protect the Canadian Boreal forest, one of the world's largest...

Staunch whaling nation, but for how long?

Press release | 16 September, 2003 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior this morning met with the Icelandic whaling vessel Sigurbjörg on the south coast of Iceland and documented the whale hunt. Meanwhile the Icelandic Government is reviewing the ongoing so called scientific whaling in Iceland.

USA and EU sink the WTO round in Cancun and we call on governments to create a new...

Press release | 14 September, 2003 at 0:00

The fifth WTO ministerial conference failed to reach an agreement today. This failure is the "expected" end of a trade system ruled by WTO with a single-minded objective of trade liberalisation. Greenpeace urges governments to rapidly convene an...

Greenpeace Turns Back U.S. Forced Trade from Mexico

Press release | 13 September, 2003 at 0:00

The first attempt to undermine the Biosafety Protocol - an international law which came into force yesterday allowing countries to reject GMOs - appeared to have failed today as the Captain of a ship carrying GE contaminated US maize bound for...

Greenpeace enforces international law to stop GMOs entering Mexico

Press release | 12 September, 2003 at 0:00

As the World Trade Organisation meeting in Mexico looks set to leave developing countries at the mercy of the US and biotech companies like Monsanto, Greenpeace stopped the first shipment of genetically engineered maize entering Mexico after a...

Greenpeace present unique offer to the Icelandic Government

Press release | 5 September, 2003 at 0:00

Supported by the arrival of the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace today launched a public tour that will take the ship around the small North Atlantic Island. At the same time Greenpeace presented an offer to the Icelandic...

Greenpeace calls for closure of THORP nuclear plant to be brought forward

Press release | 26 August, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today said that British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) plans to close the THORP - thermal oxide reprocessing plant- at Sellafield by 2010, bringing its end forward by 14 years, do not go far enough.

Finland resumes destruction of its old-growth forests

Press release | 25 August, 2003 at 0:00

 Metsähallitus, the Finnish state-owned enterprise Forest Park Service (FPS) has announced it will call off the moratorium on logging in that last of Finland's old growth forests agreed upon in July this year. The FPS is planning to log at least...

Greenpeace appeals Brazilian GMO decision, urges President Lula to "stand up to Monsanto"

Press release | 21 August, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace last night filed a legal petition to the Federal Regional Court in Brasilia demanding the suspension of a provisional decision taken on August 12^th by Chief Judge Selene Maria de Almeida. Last week, Ms. de Almeida appeared to dismiss...

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