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Greenpeace Response to TPP Protests

Press release | February 4, 2016 at 14:45

Responding to today’s protests in Auckland ahead of the signing of the controversial TPP deal, Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman said:

Greenpeace Response to TPP Protests

Press release | February 4, 2016 at 13:39

Responding to today’s protests in Auckland ahead of the signing of the controversial TPP deal, Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman said:

Auckland’s city rail announcement a “huge win for people power”

Press release | January 27, 2016 at 13:02

Today’s announcement that the Government will contribute funding to a city rail link in Auckland despite Prime Minister John Key’s past resistance to it, shows that public pressure is working, says Greenpeace’s executive director Russel Norman.

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ an absolute disgrace

Press release | January 25, 2016 at 13:01

The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

“Record shattering” NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 7:24

2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace NZ calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand.

New climate minister slammed for lauding projected 30% increase in climate emissions

Press release | December 17, 2015 at 16:30

Brand new climate minister Paula Bennett has today been slammed after praising a report for the United Nations that reveals New Zealand is on track to increase carbon pollution by 30% in 2030.

Government’s oil permit announcement symbol of “massive” failure

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 11:57

The absence of deep sea oil permits in the Government’s just-announced 2015 block offer is another “nail in the coffin” of New Zealand’s oil programme, says Greenpeace executive director Dr Russel Norman.

Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | December 13, 2015 at 11:55

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

John Key poised to hand out more oil drilling permits in wake of Paris climate talks

Press release | December 9, 2015 at 14:15

In a “breathtaking display of hypocrisy”, John Key is preparing to dish out new oil exploration permits just days after returning from the Paris climate change conference.

Groser Must Back Pacific Neighbours in Paris Talks

Press release | December 8, 2015 at 18:06

Minister Tim Groser must up his game at climate change negotiations in Paris, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman today, as Groser refused to publicly back moves to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

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