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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...

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?).

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?). Even Canada and Spain gave in to common sense...

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!

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...

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 – 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.

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...

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...

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…

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...

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...

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...

The melting Arctic must not be an excuse for a resource grab: UNEP

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 27 February, 2013 1 comment

The speed of changes in the Arctic is hard to grasp. The Arctic Ocean has been covered by sea ice for most of the past three million years. But now it is melting before our eyes and could see its first ice-free summer in a couple of...

Rio+20 not the Oceans Summit but High Seas protection gains support and prominence

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 27 June, 2012 1 comment

The Rio+20 Summit has failed to create the future that people and planet desperately need. The battle for our Oceans, though, got an extra wind at Rio. I therefore did not leave Rio depressed, but with hope and determination that the...

Rainbow Warrior arrives at Rio+20

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 June, 2012 2 comments

Like so many in Greenpeace, I love boats. Put me on water and I am happy. So when I heard back in March at one of the preparatory meetings for the Rio Earth Summit taking place in New York that our new Rainbow Warrior was there, I...

Rio+20: High Seas protection possible; right to food? US says: "delete"

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 6 June, 2012 2 comments

If you believe the United Nations press release a lot was achieved at last week´s "informal informal" negotiations for Rio+20: "Before the negotiations, only 6 per cent of the text had been agreed upon.  Now, that number has jumped...

Beyond Rio+20 – let´s mobilize for a better world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 22 June, 2012 5 comments

Today a personal journey ends for me, not just the Rio Earth Summit. I have been involved in the Rio Earth Summit process for two years . I never had much hope for this summi t, but as it is ending I am also not as depressed, as you...

A lot at stake for the High Seas at Rio Earth Summit

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli, Greenpeace International | 9 May, 2012

For most of us the word “Rio” brings to mind images of colorful carnivals and the golden beaches of the Copacabana. I wish this was true for me. For the past months, “Rio” has been short for the “ Rio+20 Earth Summit ”. The long...

Rio+20: The Future We Want versus the Powerpoint they negotiate ...

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 26 May, 2012 3 comments

Over the last six months I have been away from home a lot watching our governments editing a powerpoint in windowless rooms. Sounds sad, I know. But the document entitled "The Future We Want" is not just any powerpoint. It´s supposed...

Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany | 10 March, 2011 7 comments

A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the...

Greenpeace Turkey: Action against Sabanci nuclear tender

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday Greenpeace activists took action in Istanbul against the Sabanci Corporation who are preparing to participate in the nuclear power plant tender in Turkey. Sabanci is one of the biggest companies in Turkey with a very good...

Historic Yongding gate becomes site of climate summit countdown

Blog entry by Jess | 23 March, 2009

Greenpeace activists have turned to Beijing’s historic Yongding gate to call on the government for immediate action on climate change. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the...

The Human Countdown - from the inside

Blog entry by Lisa | 21 September, 2009

Yesterday, Constance and Ursula took part in a magnificent piece of aerial art in Central Park. >> Take action: Ask world leaders to attend the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen htis year and ensure a good deal to save...

Nuclear News: Nuclear ‘recycling’ creates stockpiles of dangerous materials ripe for...

Blog entry by Justin | 13 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear-Fuel Recycling Debate Arises on Margins of Obama Summit ‘April 12 (Bloomberg) -- A dispute over nuclear-fuel recycling by reactor suppliers such as France’s Areva SA bubbled...

Mochovce 3 and 4: Slovakia hopes for the best

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

We at Nuclear Reaction would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico. Yesterday Mr Fico made and announcement on Slovakia’s nuclear future stunning in its originality, innovation and sheer...

UN & G20 vs tar sands: battle for our climate

Blog entry by laurak | 24 September, 2009

What a busy - and ironic - week of meetings we are coming to the end of right now. It kicked off with 100 heads of state and government at the UN headquarters in New York, and has now moved on to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - host of the...

Don’t believe the hype

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

And while the Nuclear Energy Institute’s president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman is boasting about nuclear energy being ‘reliable’ and ‘affordable’, another nuclear reactor project is revising its costs . Duke...

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