2009 Press Releases

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Leadership still missing in action for climate

Press release | 8 April, 2009 at 2:00

As the climate talks in Bonn limped to a close today, Greenpeace called for Heads of State to take personal responsibility for progressing negotiations, as only then will there be a possibility of getting a good deal at the Copenhagen Climate...

Greenpeace Urges Obama: “Save Our Climate For Peace In The Middle East”

Press release | 6 April, 2009 at 15:57

Greenpeace hung banners displaying an image of President Barack Obama and the message “Save the climate for peace” in English, Turkish and Arabic from the 64 meter high Bosphorus bridge which links Europe and Asia: the message is that peace in...

Obama offers a chance for climate action

Press release | 5 April, 2009 at 16:45

As US President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands in Prague, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner urging him to “lead the change on climate”, a challenge Obama accepted in his speech [1]. At the same time Six Greenpeace activists...

Wilkins ice shelf disconnects from Antarctic

Press release | 5 April, 2009 at 2:00

The reported (1) shattering of the ice bridge connecting the Wilkins ice shelf to Antarctica was a complete contrast to progress on global action, Greenpeace said today from Bonn, where negotiations on a new climate deal start their second week...

EDF Espionage Greater than Expected

Press release | 3 April, 2009 at 2:00

Following this week’s revelations that top staff at nuclear energy giant Electricité de France (EDF) were charged on suspicion of spying on Greenpeace, Inspectors from the French special cyber crimes unit (l’Office central de lutte contre la...

G20 outcome: Where’s the green?

Press release | 2 April, 2009 at 21:05

The G20 leaders’ failure to put the climate crisis at the top of their agenda has missed a key opportunity to secure long-term global economic and environmental health, as revealed in today’s summit communiqué.

Greenpeace fears climate failure from G20

Press release | 1 April, 2009 at 2:00

G20 leaders are poised to waste a unique opportunity to tackle the economic and climate crises simultaneously through greening their economies.

Obama and Hu need to take the lead on tackling climate change

Press release | 31 March, 2009 at 19:05

Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao’s first meeting on 1 April, is a key opportunity for the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters to lead the way on tackling climate change.

Greenpeace Reaction: EDF spies on Greenpeace:

Press release | 31 March, 2009 at 2:00

Today, the French media revealed that the largely state owned French electricity company EDF has been spying on Greenpeace France. Two senior EDF officials have been indicted in French court. Greenpeace France is disgusted by the revelation and...

HP, Lenovo and Dell break toxic phase-out promises

Press release | 31 March, 2009 at 2:00

HP, Lenovo and Dell see their scores drop in the latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking, released today. All three PC makers have been given a penalty point for backtracking on their commitment to eliminate vinyl...

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