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Greenpeace challenges French nuclear secrecy decree

Press release | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

In a clear attempt to stop Greenpeace from making public any information on nuclear transports within France, the French Government has decreed all information on nuclear material as classified state secret on the grounds of national security...

Protecting Ancient Forests at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Press release | 8 October, 2003 at 0:00

"The Greenpeace Book Campaign", a new international initiative, has been launched today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Internationally renowned authors such as Margaret Atwood, Helen Fielding and Kirsten Boie have already joined the initiative,...

President Putin, 'Wake Up and Face Reality!'

Press release | 3 October, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed the conclusions of the World Climate Change Conference, which reaffirmed the human role in global climate change, despite numerous attempts by various climate skeptics to undermine the process, and some highly unusual...

President Putin, the planet needs Kyoto

Press release | 29 September, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace today highlighted Russian president Vladimir Putin's missed opportunity to make history by not announcing when Russia will ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Putin was addressing participants in the 2003 World Climate Change Conference held in...

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...

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