2009 Press Releases

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IT not yet cool enough to help reduce global warming

Press release | 27 October, 2009 at 12:28

With the crucial Copenhagen Climate summit approaching rapidly, IT heavyweights such as Google, Microsoft and IBM are still hesitating to speak up on the urgent need for emissions reductions, reveals the latest Greenpeace Cool IT leaderboard.

Greenpeace statement on MEF London meeting:

Press release | 19 October, 2009 at 23:33

The MEF failed to provide the necessary breakthrough to ensure a strong deal in Copenhagen, Greenpeace says, the significance of which was downplayed by the US.

EU must not bow to US pressure for weak climate deal in London meeting

Press release | 16 October, 2009 at 20:44

The European Union needs to stand firm and reject US efforts to weaken a climate deal in Copenhagen, said Greenpeace, as the world’s largest emitters gather in London for the US-led Major Economies Forum (MEF) beginning Sunday. (1)

Obama, Brown, Merkel, and Sarkozy Must Act Now for Climate: Greenpeace

Press release | 9 October, 2009 at 15:29

As the climate talks in Bangkok today limped to a close, Greenpeace called on the leaders of the rich world to take the political decisions that will save the climate.

Greenpeace response to President Obama’s Award of the Nobel Peace Prize

Press release | 9 October, 2009 at 2:00

"We hope that this award will give President Barack Obama the courage of his convictions on climate change, that it will spur him to take personal leadership on climate change to avert climate catastrophe.

Greenpeace calls for arrest of illegal Japanese fishing ship

Press release | 9 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for the arrest of the captain of the Japanese ship Koyu Maru 3, which was caught fishing illegally in the Cook Islands.

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

Greenpeace launches Supreme Court appeal for Tokyo Two

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is taking whaling all the way to Japan's Supreme Court today, following a decision by the Sendai High Court to reject an appeal for the disclosure of key evidence in the trial of activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Cattle industry giants unite in banning Amazon destruction

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

In a major step forward for climate protection, today four of the largest players in the global cattle industry - JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig – joined forces to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested areas of the Brazilian...

Greenpeace activists removed from blocking coal shipment in the Arctic: as UN climate...

Press release | 3 October, 2009 at 13:31

After spending the night in sub zero temperatures the Greenpeace activists blocking the loading of a coal transport ship, in Svalbard, have been removed by local authorities.

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