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Small step on climate change – but big challenges still loom

Press release | February 23, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today congratulated the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Helen Clark on her statement that she wanted the Kyoto Protocol ratified this year, but warns that huge challenges remain if dangerous climate change is to be averted.(1)

Fine words, where is the action?

Press release | February 15, 2000 at 0:00

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs’ announcement this morning, that the Government will work towards ratifying the Kyoto Protocol [1], lacked the substance of any real time commitment, Greenpeace said today.

UK and US shareholders force vote on BP Amoco Arctic plans

Press release | January 28, 2000 at 0:00

A hundred shareholders holding over 120,000 shares forced BP Amoco’s Arctic exploration plans onto the company’s annual general meeting agenda by submitting (on 26 January 2000 – UK time) a formal resolution opposing BP’s controversial...

Greenpeace - commercial whaling could return

Press release | January 26, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace Warns That Commercial Whaling Could Return In New Millennium Auckland/ MV Arctic Sunrise, Australia, 25 January 2000: - As the Greenpeace vessel, the MV Arctic Sunrise, arrived in Australia today after over a month on the high seas...

Prime Minister supports Greenpeace whaling petition

Press release | January 19, 2000 at 0:00

Prime Minister Helen Clark today supported the launch of Greenpeace’s petition for a global whale sanctuary.

Greenpeace launch the Global Whale Sanctuary petition

Press release | January 19, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace is today launching the Global Whale Sanctuary petition at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. The petition calls on the New Zealand government to take a leadership role in ending commercial whaling by sponsoring and...

Political pressure on Japan over illegal whaling increases as Greenpeace protest...

Press release | January 17, 2000 at 0:00

As Greenpeace continues to take non-violent direct action against the Japanese fleet illegally whaling in the protected Southern Ocean whale sanctuary, Brazil has added its voice to the growing international opposition to Japan’s Antarctic...

NZ demands end to illegal Japanese whaling

Press release | January 17, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke’s condemnation of illegal Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. The Prime Minister has ordered her Foreign Minister to make a high level diplomatic protest to his...

Activists dragged up stern ramp of Japanese whaling ship

Press release | January 13, 2000 at 0:00

Late last night (NZ time) two Greenpeace activists in an inflatable boat were dragged half way up the stern ramp of a Japanese whaling ship after they attached their boat to a tow-line being used to transfer a harpooned Minke whale from a catcher...

1990's the hottest decade of the millenium

Press release | January 10, 2000 at 0:00

The 1990’s was the hottest decade of the millenium according to research by Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia, UK. The research is based on analysis of tree rings, ice cores, corals and historical records. Meanwhile, 1999 was New...

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