2009 Press Releases

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Indonesian authorities cancel plan to evict Greenpeace climate defenders in face of...

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Mass protest in support of Greenpeace by forest communities led police to cancel plans to forcibly shut down the Greenpeace Climate Defenders’ camp in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest today.

Paper giant pulls out of Indonesia rainforest destruction

Press release | 13 November, 2009 at 1:00

While Greenpeace activists were detained by police overnight for taking direct action on Thursday to prevent Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) clearing Indonesia's rainforest, UPM-Kymmene announced that it will stop...

End of Japanese Whaling May be in Sight

Press release | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called...

Greenpeace sends President Obama an urgent call to action from heart of South East...

Press release | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of...


Press release | 11 November, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released 'Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival', highlighting the ongoing food and climate crises and calling for a new ecological approach to agriculture.

Greenpeace responds to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2009

Press release | 10 November, 2009 at 17:13

Greenpeace welcomes the International Energy Agency’s call for action to make the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen a success - and its warning that delaying climate actions will cost $500 billion US dollars every year - following today’s...

Greenpeace Urges Hatoyama and Obama to Keep Election Promises and End Whaling

Press release | 10 November, 2009 at 1:00

Just 48 hours before new Prime Minister Hatoyama plays host to US President Barack Obama, Greenpeace activists unveiled a large whale sculpture outside the Japanese Diet, to remind both heads of state to uphold their respective election promises...

Greenpeace maps out new vision for Mediterranean protection

Press release | 3 November, 2009 at 11:14

Greenpeace today outlined its vision to protect the entire Mediterranean ecosystem and safeguard the future for key species such as bluefin tuna.

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | 3 November, 2009 at 1:00

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

Atlantic bluefin tuna trade ban supported by fishery's scientists

Press release | 29 October, 2009 at 17:22

Atlantic bluefin tuna meets the criteria for a ban on international trade, according to global scientists of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). This official assessment of bluefin's extreme stock decline...

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