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UN: bottom trawling protection “woefully inadequate”

Feature story | 18 July, 2006 at 2:00

After two years, the UN has finally confirmed what everyone knew already: measures taken to protect deep-sea life from destructive fishing practices such as high seas bottom trawling is “woefully inadequate” and that “urgent action is required...

Sigourney Weaver and the US: calling for an end to bottom trawling

Feature story | 4 October, 2006 at 2:00

Actress Sigourney Weaver, star of Alien and Ghostbusters, has joined us at the UN in New York calling for a moratorium on high- seas bottom trawling. Adding more weight to Team Ocean Defenders, the US government has also been supportive. George...

A big deal for our ocean

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 28 March, 2016 6 comments

Today governments from all over the world will meet at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans. We will be there to ensure clear rules for the creation of sanctuaries that will give our oceans the...

I was at eye level at the UN and the world moved

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | 5 November, 2016

It’s early in the morning on Friday 4 November and I am standing outside the United Nations in New York. A year ago, I was a relative newcomer to Greenpeace, preparing to attend the COP in Paris. The Greenpeace team was mobilising to...

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | 23 November, 2006 at 1:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned today at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?).

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | 23 November, 2006 at 1:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned today at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?). Even Canada and Spain gave in to common sense...

US to UN: Butt out

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

An extraordinary communication from the United States to UN representatives around the world has been leaked to Greenpeace.(Full text of the leaked document here). In it, the United States warns that the simple act of support for a General...

Last hope for the UN

Feature story | 20 March, 2003 at 1:00

The leaders of the most powerful nations on Earth have failed us. The Security Council has failed us. War has begun. The UN should not allow itself to be relegated to a strictly humanitarian role: it is their moment to stand up and give voice to...

Bottom trawling: the UN decides

Feature story | 17 November, 2006 at 1:00

This week will be our last chance for the UN to call for a moratorium on bottom trawling. The world is watching as Canada and Spain threaten to scupper what scientists call an "overwhelming" case. Take action now!

Revitalizing the General Assembly First Committee

Publication | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

A seminar organized by the Dutch government6 October 2005, United Nations, New York. Remarks by Felicity Hill, Greenpeace International

Suggested Draft High Seas Implementing Agreement for the Conservation and Management...

Publication | 21 April, 2008 at 2:00

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is now 25 years old. The time has come to consider the establishment of a new implementing agreement under UNCLOS. Such an implementing agreement would be comprehensive and legally binding, and...

Greenpeace statement to UNICPOLOS

Publication | 15 June, 2006 at 2:00

Ecosystem Approaches and Oceans: Greenpeace statement to the United Nations Informal Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea, June 15 2005, United Nations, New York. Delivered by Karen Sack, International Political Advisor, Greenpeace...

Where is the hope?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 30 November, 2016 2 comments

I’m not sure we can win with logic.  How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political...

Population and Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 May, 2013 26 comments

World  governments, the public, and the UN now recognize that the human population number matters in achieving ecological sustainability for human communities. For forty years, since the first United Nations environment meeting in...

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 October, 2016 1 comment

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human...

The GA First Committee

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 16:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

GUILTY! Japan's justice system "breached human rights of Greenpeace anti-whaling...

Feature story | 8 February, 2010 at 1:00

When two of our activists were detained after exposing major corruption in the Japanese whaling industry -- we knew the Japanese authorities breached internationally guaranteed human rights. Now, as these two activists prepare to take the stand...

Greenpeace meets UN chief

Feature story | 20 September, 2007 at 2:00

Ban Ki-Moon knows a thing or two about climate change and, as head of the UN, the world’s top diplomat knows a thing or two about politics. When our own executive director, Dr. Gerd Leipold, got in the lift at the UN bound for the 38th floor, he...

US unilateralism no laughing matter

Feature story | 26 March, 2003 at 1:00

"Frustrated with the United Nations' consistent, blatant regard for the will of its 188 member nations, the US announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body, the USUN." Some would merely laugh off this satirical story in...

Greenpeace welcomes report on UN climate change body

Feature story | 30 August, 2010 at 20:44

An independent report on the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recommended changes to the way the UN climate change panel is run and presents its science. We welcome the review and are convinced that the proposed changes will...

A just and fair economy

Publication | 1 November, 2011 at 12:35

At Rio de Janeiro in 2012 governments must change the dangerous course we’re on. Sustainable Development Goals should be launched to form the basis of development within planetary boundaries.

Greenpeace – Yes Men spoof newspaper declares climate deal

Feature story | 18 June, 2009 at 2:00

Readers of a free copy of the International Herald Tribune in Brussels today may have done a double take when they saw headlines like “Markets Soar on News of Copenhagen Climate Deal” and “Atmosphere Named World Heritage Site.” That’s because...

UN climate summit

Feature story | 25 September, 2007 at 2:00

The good news: The biggest environmental gathering of government leaders in many years showed the world is finally waking up to the urgency of climate change. The bad news: Time is running out.

Governments

Topic | 8 June, 2009 at 12:37

Letter to UN Secretary -General Kofi Annan

Publication | 1 June, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace responds to Kofi Annan's speech of 18 May 2006 at Tokyo University on the NPT crisis of confidence and compliance.

Nike just did it

Feature story | 23 July, 2009 at 2:00

Just a few short weeks after the release of Slaughtering the Amazon Nike has announced new standards for keeping leather made from Amazon destruction out of its shoes.

Amazon destruction not a good look for anyone

Feature story | 16 June, 2009 at 2:00

Just two weeks after our exposé 'Slaughtering the Amazon' showed how the Brazilian cattle industry is decimating the Amazon rainforest, we are seeing a stampede as companies and the World Bank start to sever their links with the slaughterhouses...

Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

Feature story | 15 June, 2009 at 2:00

As another round of Bonn climate talks limps to a close, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December this year draws closer and closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress that’s been made so far…

UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | 13 April, 2014 at 13:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

Speech by Lo Sze Ping, Campaign Director, Greenpeace China – on behalf of Climate...

Publication | 24 September, 2007 at 2:00

Lo Sze Ping speech to UN Thematic Plenary III – Technology "Innovating a climate-friendly world – the role of technology and its dissemination"New York, 24 September 2007 Check against delivery

Governments make slow progress on high seas protection but people’s wave of change is...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 27 August, 2013

The UN meeting in New York discussing high seas protection ended last Friday without a splash for the oceans, but the wave of change generated by thousands of people around the world made an inspiring impact. The meeting in...

Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 16:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists block easy way out for EU money men on climate change

Feature story | 10 March, 2009 at 1:00

Three hundred and forty Greenpeace activists were arrested as they took their demand to "Bail out the Planet" to European Union finance ministers in Brussels.

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

Kyoto

Topic | 16 March, 2006 at 12:06

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

UN report shows much more needed to protect the deep seas

Press release | 21 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on the United Nations to put an immediate end to destructive high seas bottom fishing at this year’s general assembly meeting, following today’s release of the UN Secretary General’s own review (1) of the implementation of a...

UNFCCC Secretariat Pledges Assessment

Publication | 29 January, 2010 at 14:45

The UNFCCC secretariat's preliminary assessment of nations' pledges and voluntary commitments, 15 December 2009, to reduce carbon emissions finds that a significant gap remains that will lead to temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius.

COP15: Assessment of the Accord

Publication | 19 December, 2009 at 17:09

Detailed assessment of the Copenhagen Accord in relation to the science-based demands put forward by Greenpeace in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:35

Once the smoke blows away and the mirrors are removed it becomes obvious that the focus by some world leaders on the process of the climate negotiations is designed to obscure their reluctance to talk about the substance.

Shared Vision

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:28

The Bali Action Plan (BAP), agreed in 2007, launched a two-year negotiating process to agree a climate deal. The Copenhagen Climate Summit is the deadline for that agreement. One of the key elements of the BAP was the 'shared vision.' The...

Keeping Kyoto's Rules and Obligations

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:18

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol was negotiated in 1997 and binds a group of 37 industrialised countries to greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 5...

Leading on emission cuts

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:42

This document is a guide to the emissions commitments made by industrialised countries and explains what action is needed to ensure increases in global temperature stay below 2 degrees Celcius.

Appropriate Actions for Developing Countries?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:36

These climate policy recommendations for developing countries call for them to leap-frog dirty technology and align economic development policies with their strategies to prevent climate change.

How committed are we?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:22

Why the Copenhagen Treaty should keep the current five-year commitment periods.

Greenpeace expectations for barcelona climate talks

Publication | 2 November, 2009 at 9:36

Government officials meeting in Barcelona from 2-6 November 2009 will talk about climate negotiations as the last set before the climate summit at Copenhagen in December.

The Economics of 2C and REDD in Carbon Markets

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

Greenpeace summary of KEA3 report: 'REDD and the effort to limit global warming to 2°C: Implications for including REDD credits in the international carbon market'

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