2009 Press Releases

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Greenpeace Climate Heroes imprisoned over Christmas and New Year

Press release | 23 December, 2009 at 16:02

Four Greenpeace climate activists will spend Christmas and New Year in Copenhagen prison after the High Court there this afternoon rejected appeals to release them from Danish police custody. The four Climate Heroes from the Netherlands, Norway,...

Copenhagen Climate Summit comes to chaotic end: Historic opportunity to avert...

Press release | 19 December, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world’s most powerful countries for presenting a ‘take it or leave’ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Whilst en route to the airport they claimed the deal was done,...

Commenting on the latest development in Copenhagen

Press release | 18 December, 2009 at 23:38

"The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame. World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change. In the...

Comment : Copenhagen negotiations on Friday morning 18 December

Press release | 18 December, 2009 at 10:31

World leaders are meeting on this morning to hammer out a declaration in the dying hours of the Copenhagen climate conference. On the table at the moment is a figure on the need for long-term funding for climate action in developing countries,...

Greenpeace calls on EU to commit to 30% emission cuts

Press release | 18 December, 2009 at 0:00

In the last hours of the Copenhagen climate summit where industrialised and developing countries are negotiating a global agreement, the EU has been remarkable only for its silence, said Greenpeace today. A number of major EU leaders have been...

Greenpeace ‘Head of State’ delivers message to world leaders on Presidential red carpet

Press release | 17 December, 2009 at 0:00

As the Copenhagen Climate Summit reaches its penultimate night, Greenpeace activists joined Heads of State fromover 120 countries on their way to dinner with the queen at the Danish Parliament. In a 3 vehicle convoy, just in front of Hilary...

Climate victims fight back

Press release | 15 December, 2009 at 0:00

The Czech Ministry of Environment publicly confirmed today that it has received a request from the Federated States of Micronesia for a transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of its biggest coal-fired power plant, Prunerov (1). This...

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse descend on Copenhagen

Press release | 14 December, 2009 at 0:00

As the Copenhagen climate summit entered its final week, with no less than 120 Heads of State participating, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse today descended on Copenhagen to remind them of what is at stake if they fail to take urgent action...

Civil society demands a real deal in Copenhagen

Press release | 12 December, 2009 at 0:00

Half-way through the critical UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen -- where delegates and world leaders are negotiating the future of the planet -- more than 500 civil society groups supported the ‘Real Deal Global Day of Action’ event...

New Japanese Foreign Minister blindly pledges support for whaling

Press release | 11 December, 2009 at 0:00

In its first public statement on whaling policy, the recently elected Democratic Party of Japan has drawn criticism from Greenpeace, after new Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada yesterday announced that there will be no immediate review, nor likely...

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