2007 Press Releases

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World Energy Congress - quit nuclear

Press release | 11 November, 2007 at 1:00

Two Greenpeace activists this evening unfurled a five by seven metre banner reading "Stop Nuclear Madness – Energy Revolution Now" during the opening ceremony of the World Energy Congress in Rome, Italy, attended by Romano Prodi, Italian Prime...

Greenpeace warns that time and tuna are running out

Press release | 9 November, 2007 at 7:33

At today’s opening of the annual conference of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Greenpeace climbers have hung a giant banner, reading “Time and Tuna are running out", to warn delegates of the need to...

Bulb ban could make Ireland guiding light in EU

Press release | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a petition calling on the Irish Government to announce an energy efficiency law with the National Budget and Carbon Budget on 5 December, which will effectively ban conventional energy-wasting incandescent lightbulbs by...

International brands “cooking the climate” as world’s governments prepare to discuss...

Press release | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

A month before the world’s governments gather in Bali to decide on the next phase of international measures to combat climate change, a Greenpeace investigation reveals how a handful of the world’s leading brands are complicit in destroying...

IEA projections on energy in China and India fail to reflect future reality of...

Press release | 7 November, 2007 at 13:04

New projections of energy consumption in China and India, released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA), fail to adequately incorporate options for substantially expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in either...

Bayer rice scandal could cost industry over $1.2 billion

Press release | 6 November, 2007 at 1:00

The costs of last year's scandal in which Bayer's genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated US rice stocks sold on the international market could exceed US $1.2 billion, according to a report by an independent economist published by...

Greenpeace welcomes Swedish oil giant's decision not to use palm oil

Press release | 1 November, 2007 at 11:44

Greenpeace welcomes the decision by Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to abandon plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. The announcement comes after prolonged campaigning by Greenpeace and other environmental groups against palm oil...

Greenpeace blocks the destruction of Indonesian peatland forests to limit greenhouse...

Press release | 29 October, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers today halted the destruction of an area of peatland swamp forest held by the PT Duta Palma palm oil company in the Riau province of Sumatra, Indonesia. They are building five dams across three-metre deep canals used in...

Greenpeace reaction to the Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Preparation

Press release | 25 October, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the initiative of the Indonesian government to host this informal meeting of ministers prior to the next round of climate negotiations in Bali in December. It builds on the momentum created at the recent high level UN summit...

Greenpeace urges France to ban GE crops and calls on European governments to follow suit

Press release | 23 October, 2007 at 19:11

Greenpeace activists today hung a 12 by 3 metre banner reading “Ban GMO’s NOW” on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris urging the French government to ban genetically modified organisms. The government is expected to decide in the next few days on the...

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