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  • NZ's emissions target for 2020 - framing the discussion

    Blogpost by Nick Potter - July 6, 2009 at 17:07

    This week NZ's government begins consulting on a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2020. NZ is one of the last developed countries to set this target, in preparation for the international climate change negotiations at Copenhagen this year... Read more >

  • The Government has announced a round of public consultations starting next week, on what NZ’s 2020 emissions reductions target should be. And we need you to be there.

    In December governments will converge at Copenhagen aiming to reach a new climate ag... Read more >

  • Arctic Sunrise on Top of the World

    Blogpost by nick - July 1, 2009 at 17:27 2 comments

    Another update from Dave on the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic ...

    The crew of the Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world today, for many mindblowing reasons. As I write this, the ship is nudged up against the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean at 82.5 north – a... Read more >

  • Arctic Impacts Expedition: Amongst Icebergs

    Blogpost by nick - June 28, 2009 at 12:54
    Dave Walsh writes from on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise:
    Greetings from Baffin Bay! As I write this from the campaign office on board our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, blue and white icebergs appear through the sea mist. We’re just south of the...
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  • Day 6: The time has come to do what’s essential

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 28, 2009 at 9:52

    Tena koutou,

    I’m sitting with the CEO of Greenpeace Australia/Pacific Steve Shallhorn in Aitutaki, waiting to be picked up for our final leg of the journey. It has been a wonderful journey, an emotional journey and a meaningful journey. I have learnt ... Read more >

  • Day 5: Paradise under threat

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 26, 2009 at 17:19

    Kia Orana koutou katoatoa,

    Aitutaki is beautiful, the people are friendly and the land is plentiful. I would go as far to call it Paradise on Earth. Seeing the effects of climate change and knowing there's a possibility that the land could possibly be... Read more >

  • IWC 2009 - whale conservation bloc not playing its hand

    Blogpost by nick - June 26, 2009 at 8:20

    Guest blog from Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator

    Just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door. As metaphors go, i... Read more >

  • Day 4: Groundwork on Aitutaki

    Blogpost by Keisha Castle-Hughes - June 25, 2009 at 16:20

    Hey everybody,

    I survived the transit across to Aitutaki! There has been quite a swell and a lot of movement but I managed to sleep through the majority of it; I was only sick once, man, am I grateful.

    A quick trip on the Greenpeace RIBThis morning we jumped on the inflatables to come... Read more >

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