2009 Press Releases

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Tuna talks flounder as Fisheries Managers meet in Spain

Press release | 3 July, 2009 at 20:06

After a week of discussions on the huge problems facing the tuna industry, countries attending the second joint meeting of tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) in Spain have failed once again to take any action to solve the...

Zapatero Fails to be a Climate Leader

Press release | 2 July, 2009 at 18:46

Greenpeace deplores President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's decision to extend the operating life of the dangerous nuclear plant Garoña (Burgos province) for four more years till 2013.

Greenpeace orders technologically advanced Rainbow Warrior III

Press release | 2 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd Leipold today signed a contract with the Fassmer Shipyard for construction of the Rainbow Warrior III. The sailing ship, which is to be completed in time for Greenpeace's 40th anniversary in 2011,...

Greener Electronics - Companies backtrack on toxics phase-out

Press release | 1 July, 2009 at 2:00

The latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking, released today, reveals that the world's biggest PC makers - Hewlett Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo - have failed to improve their low scores. All three maintain a penalty...

A Day Early and Years Too Late: International Whaling Commission ends prematurely

Press release | 25 June, 2009 at 21:43

The International Whaling Commission(IWC) meeting finished a day early today, having failed to achieve its core objective – modernising the Commission and securing a future for whales, said Greenpeace.

Biggest polluters fail to take climate action as Major Emitters Forum ends

Press release | 24 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace expressed disappointment today as another round of international climate talks passed without a bold statement from the world’s biggest polluters about the need to take immediate and definitive action on climate change. With a lack of...

Cattle industry giant takes lead in ending Amazon destruction

Press release | 23 June, 2009 at 17:30

The world's fourth largest beef trader, Marfrig, announced a moratorium last night on buying cattle from farms that deforest the Amazon from now on.

US must take the lead on climate: Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2009 at 22:19

Greenpeace today called on the United States to take the lead on climate action as the world’s largest emitters gathered in Mexico for the US-led Major Economies Forum.

Greenpeace activists attacked during protest against EU fishing vessel

Press release | 22 June, 2009 at 14:01

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior have been violently attacked as they attempted to carry out a peaceful inspection of the Spanish fishing vessel, Cabo Tinoso Dos. The attack came as activists opened a banner, saying 'Bluefin Tuna...

Greenpeace Opening Statement to IWC 61, Madeira, Portugal

Press release | 21 June, 2009 at 2:00

The island of Madeira is an appropriate setting for the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, and a model for how the organisation could be transformed.

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