2004 Press Releases

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US supplied uranium used to test new Japanese plutonium reprocessing plant

Press release | 21 December, 2004 at 1:00

Seven Greenpeace activists and over 150 people from all over Japan protested at the Rokkasho plutonium reprocessing plant this morning. The protests started as Japanese Nuclear Fuel Limited started to load uranium, including a shipment from the...

Climate talks end in disappointment

Press release | 18 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today expressed disappointment at the outcome of the climate talks in Buenos Aires, and anger at the US and Saudi Arabia for their deliberate tactics of obstruction and delay. The agreement means that discussions on future greenhouse...

Greenpeace welcomes protected areas in south Amazonas and calls on other states to follow

Press release | 17 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement of the creation of a "mosaic" of protected areas covering more than three million hectares of forest, an area the size of Belgium, in the Brazilian Amazon.

Bring on the judges!

Press release | 16 December, 2004 at 1:00

Climate liability and litigation in ten cases covering seven countries around the world is highlighted today at the United Nations climate talks. These initiatives have been taken by fourteen US States, twenty-eight NGOs and others to enforce the...

Forest Stewardship Council wins award for leading role in forest management

Press release | 15 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace congratulated the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for winning the prestigious 'Alcan Prize for Sustainability' today (1). The FSC was awarded one million USD for the contribution it has made towards improving forest management around...

Rich leave poor to sink as climate costs set to rise says new briefing

Press release | 10 December, 2004 at 1:00

A new briefing by Greenpeace and nef (New Economics Foundation), shows that rich countries are already spending billions of dollars to adapt to climate change. Meanwhile poor countries, who will suffer the impacts of climate change first and...

UK commission findings - a wake up call to the crisis in our oceans

Press release | 7 December, 2004 at 1:00

London, 7 December 2004 -- Greenpeace today welcomed the findings of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution’s (RCEP) investigation into the environmental effects of marine fisheries.

Millions at risk from climate change: act now

Press release | 6 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today invited 'climate refugees' to board its giant Ark in the centre of Buenos Aires. The Climate Ark is a stark reminder to governments at the climate talks of the millions at risk from climate impacts and the overwhelming costs in...

DOW denies media reports on Bhopal responsibility

Press release | 3 December, 2004 at 1:00

Dow Chemical has not accepted full responsibility for the Bhopal disaster in India. The US multinational denied media reports today that it would liquefy Union Carbide, spend 12 billion USD on cleaning up the contaminated factory site, and...

Greenpeace response to UN security report: UN security panel peddles peaceful atom

Press release | 2 December, 2004 at 1:00

Recognising the increased threat of nuclear Armageddon and the near collapse of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, the UN Panel on Security failed to adequately address the problem Greenpeace warned today.

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