2007 Press Releases

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European retail chain removes Pacific ‘stolen fish’ from supermarkets – Greenpeace...

Press release | 5 October, 2007 at 2:00

Tins of tuna sold by companies involved in pirate fishing have been withdrawn from sale by Austrian food discounter Norma, following revelations by Greenpeace of illegal fishing practices. The move came a week after Greenpeace Central & Eastern...

Seven years to end Amazon deforestation - Brazilian NGOs show how

Press release | 3 October, 2007 at 2:00

Nine non-governmental organisations, including Greenpeace, (1) today launched a proposal for a national agreement to end Amazon deforestation (2) at an event attended by the Brazilian Minister of Environment and State Governors. The proposal aims...

Activists demand governments stop sending nuclear waste to Russia

Press release | 28 September, 2007 at 14:00

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the world’s second largest radiation accident, at Mayak in the Southern Urals, Greenpeace Russia has released a special report about the ongoing impacts of the Mayak tragedy. On the anniversary itself,...

Kyoto: Just Do It! Greenpeace calls on World Leaders at UN Meeting to Act on Climate...

Press release | 24 September, 2007 at 2:00

Speaking at the first high-level meeting on climate change at the United Nations, the Campaigns Director of Greenpeace China, Sze Ping Lo, challenged world leaders to strengthen the Kyoto Protocol, the one global agreement to combat climate change.

Greenpeace guide to greener electronics – one year on: Electronics industry starting...

Press release | 19 September, 2007 at 2:00

A year on from the launch of the Greenpeace guide to greener electronics, the industry has made great improvements. Companies are now competing to become the first to go green by eliminating hazardous substances and takeback and recycle their...

Greenpeace quarantines Braila Island in Romania, to prevent spread of illegal GMO...

Press release | 5 September, 2007 at 13:19

Greenpeace activists today put Braila island, on the Danube, under quarantine, after Greenpeace field investigations revealed that illegal Genetically Modified (GMO) Soya, is being grown and harvested there. It is illegal for EU member states,...

Briefing - ROMANIA: a playground for the genetic engineering industry?

Press release | 5 September, 2007 at 11:45

Over the past three years Greenpeace has investigated the failure of the Romanian Government to ensure the control and traceability of genetically modified (GMO) Soya plants produced by Monsanto (1).

World Bank Group finances company involved in the illegal destruction of the Congo...

Press release | 29 August, 2007 at 2:00

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) is financing a Singapore-based trading group - OLAM International Ltd - which has been involved in trading illegal timber in one of the world's last major rainforests in remote areas of the...

Giant Eyes float over 'Climate Conference' as Greenpeace tell Governments they are...

Press release | 27 August, 2007 at 2:00

At the start of key UN climate talks on the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol (1) Greenpeace warned governments the world is watching, and expects serious progress on climate protection. Delegates were greeted by Greenpeace volunteers bearing...

Greenpeace exposes Brazilian Government Agency's 'land settlement' scheme driving...

Press release | 20 August, 2007 at 2:00

An Agency of the Brazilian Federal Government, which only days ago was celebrating reductions in Amazon deforestation, is allowing logging companies to destroy large areas of the rainforest by assigning them as 'land settlements' for poor...

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