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Small step in the right direction on climate change

Press release | May 8, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the government’s announcement today of a timetable to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. However Greenpeace is critical of the long delay prior to the proposed date for ratification.

Rainbow Warrior pays tribute

Press release | May 6, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace crew, local Maori, and volunteers threw flowers and blessed the site of the Rainbow Warrior wreck as Greenpeace paid tribute this afternoon.

Greenpeace still waiting on Nestle

Press release | April 20, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace is still waiting on Nestle to make a commitment to remove genetically engineered (GE) ingredients from their products, after Nestle refused to join Greenpeace at an organic breakfast outside Nestle’s Headquarters in Auckland this morning.

Voluntary Moratorium on GE - a poor start to the Royal Commission

Press release | April 17, 2000 at 0:00

A voluntary moratorium on genetically engineered field trials is a poor start for the Royal Commission, and calls into question the integrity of the process, Greenpeace stated today. Environment Minister Marian Hobbs today gave the long awaited...

Whales given respite: Attempts to resume trade blocked at first hurdle

Press release | April 17, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today congratulated countries which rejected four proposals by Japan and Norway to revive commercial whaling at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya

Thirteen percent of BP Amoco vote support Greenpeace resolution

Press release | April 14, 2000 at 0:00

The highest vote for an environmental resolution anywhere in the world was achieved when BP Amoco shareholders voted on a resolution initiated by Greenpeace, at the BP Amoco Annual General Meeting in London yesterday (overnight NZ time).

Greenpeace takes its opposition to Northstar to the BP Amoco boardroom

Press release | April 13, 2000 at 0:00

A coalition of environmentalists and investors from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, have combined to challenge BP Amoco's lack of action on climate change at the company’s Annual General Meeting in London at 11am, 13 April (UK...

Greenpeace activists continue confrontation at BP Arctic oil site for second day

Press release | April 12, 2000 at 0:00

Another five Greenpeace activists have been arrested in the Arctic, as Greenpeace continues to confront the construction of BP’s controversial Northstar offshore oil project.(1)

New Zealander arrested in icy action

Press release | April 11, 2000 at 0:00

New Zealander, Tanya Popp of Coromandel, has been arrested while attempting to protect the sensitive and fragile Arctic environment from climate change.

Greenpeace calls on Japan and Norway to withdraw proposals to overturn trade ban on...

Press release | April 9, 2000 at 0:00

As the Japanese whaling fleet offloaded its cargo of 439 minke whales hunted illegally in the protected Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Greenpeace called on Japan and Norway to withdraw their proposals to resume an international trade in whales.

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