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  • In the opening plenary of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations this morning (the big meeting at the start where countries agree to the agenda for the negotiations and make their opening statements), the current chair Ambassador John Ashe announced that ... Read more >

  • NZ diplomat in race for senior UN climate post

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - June 1, 2010 at 2:00

    New Zealand’s climate change ambassador Adrian Macey has been nominated as a candidate for the chair of the Kyoto Protocol (KP) negotiations. This is one of the two key strands in the United Nations (UN) climatechange negotiations and includes nego... Read more >

  • Where rainbow warriors go to rest

    Blogpost by jacko - May 31, 2010 at 11:40 1 comment

    Matauri Bay work crewWalking along the water’s edge of Matauri Bay. Not a soul in sight. Sunrise brightening the sky. The moon, still large in the sky, casts its ivory glow over the hills. A magical aura surrounds this place. Soothing, like a balm on my soul.

    If you hav... Read more >

  • Back to Bonn

    Blogpost by geoff - May 31, 2010 at 8:44

    Greenpeace NZ political advisor Geoff Keey reports on the latest round of climate talks.

    Here I am, just over six months after Copenhagen, back at the United Nations climate change negotiations in Bonn.  I'm staying in a small hotel in the Bonn subur... Read more >

  • Fish jumping ship

    Blogpost by Phil - May 28, 2010 at 10:05 6 comments

    The vast majority of the world’s internationally traded seafood moves by sea.  Many unfortunate fish find themselves ripped out of the ocean only to be gutted, frozen, shoveled into containers, and sent plowing across the top of it in a massive cargo ... Read more >

  • Krill, baby, Krill!

    Blogpost by Phil - May 27, 2010 at 14:46

    We humans are an inventive species. We never tire of finding new ways to do things. Just as we are plundering ever-stupider places to feed our dependency on fossil fuels, so we're unerringly heading to the most environmentally-damaging places to f... Read more >

  • Now go away and come back with some vision

    Blogpost by Kathy - May 27, 2010 at 11:58

    John-Darroch-Photos-0068After weeks of provincial marches, peaceful protests, political backlash, polls showing Kiwis aren't into it, the "biggest protest march in a generation", prestigious international conservation groups saying "get out of town" and even the London Zoo s... Read more >

  • Social media can save the planet

    Blogpost by nick - May 26, 2010 at 7:50 1 comment

    Social media can save the planet Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains.

    With this example... Read more >

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