2009 Press Releases

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Soya traders extend moratorium on Amazon destruction

Press release | 28 July, 2009 at 22:09

Greenpeace congratulated Brazilian soya traders today for helping to both protect the Amazon and avert a climate catastrophe by agreeing to extend for another year the moratorium on buying soya linked to Amazon destruction.

Hewlett-Packard = Hazardous Products

Press release | 28 July, 2009 at 18:43

A Greenpeace action in the US today exposed Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) continuing contribution to the toxic electronic waste crisis. The peaceful protest is in response to HP backtracking on its commitments to phase out toxic chemicals from its...

Rainbow Warrior prevents illegal fishing ship's escape

Press release | 27 July, 2009 at 2:00

Italian marine authorities have confiscated 15 kilometres of driftnets and an illegal catch of 30 bluefin tuna and swordfish from the Italian fishing vessel Frederica II, yesterday. The vessel had tried to flee, but the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow...

Greenpeace Calls on Montreal Protocol Signatories to Follow EU F-Gas Lead

Press release | 17 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace calls on Montreal Protocol signatories to follow the EU and Switzerland’s lead opening the discussion to search for alternatives to phase out highly global warming gases used as refrigerants and known as HFC(1) a type of F-gas, during...

Rainbow Warrior defends Mediterranean Sea

Press release | 13 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists have painted an oil supply barge operating in the vicinity of the marine natural park “del Estrecho” in the Algeciras bay, with a message reading “España contamina” (Spain contaminates). Greenpeace is calling for an end to...

G8 puts off climate change action to 2050

Press release | 10 July, 2009 at 17:47

As the G8 meeting in Italy ended with scant progress on saving the climate, Greenpeace called for massive public pressure to demand that the world's wealthiest governments take decisive action on climate change.

Greenpeace response to MEF outcome

Press release | 9 July, 2009 at 20:16

Hopes of significant progress at the Major Economies Forum were torpedoed by the lack of leadership shown by the G8 Heads of State yesterday. The onus to take the first critical and decisive step on making progress on climate action was clearly...

Climate chaos draws closer as G8 leaders fail to act: Greenpeace

Press release | 9 July, 2009 at 15:51

“Leaders act and politicians talk. By failing to take the necessary and urgent decisive action on climate change today the leaders of the world’s most wealthy nations failed all of us, failed themselves and have risked placing the world on a...

Greenpeace occupies 4 Italian coal-fired power stations, demanding G8 climate leadership

Press release | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations arrived at the G8 Summit today, over 100 Greenpeace activists from around the world have occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding the G8 Heads of State take leadership on...

G8 could create 1 million more renewable jobs by switching to clean energy: Greenpeace

Press release | 7 July, 2009 at 21:56

One million more jobs would be created in renewables in G8 countries by 2020 if the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries, gathering in L’Aquila, agreed to switch from coal and other climate-destroying conventional energy sources to...

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