2011 Press Releases

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Governments urged to cut emissions using renewable solutions at Bonn climate summit

Press release | 6 June, 2011 at 13:09

Bonn, Germany, 6 June 2011 – As UN climate talks resume in Bonn today, Greenpeace urged governments to scale up climate ambitions and embrace a renewable energy future, following new research by the International Energy Agency (IEA) showing that...

Oil company’s lawyers try to shut down Greenpeace arctic campaign

Press release | 6 June, 2011 at 0:01

Threat of multi-million euro fines as campaigners launch further bid for missing spill plan

Arctic oil rig protest ends with eighteen arrests

Press release | 4 June, 2011 at 19:25

MEDIA UPDATE: 18:30 CET 4 JUNE 2011.– Greenland, 4 June 2011 -- Eighteen Greenpeace activists who scaled an Arctic oil rig and prevented it from drilling have been arrested. Eight hours after their protest began, police used heavy cutting...

Four Greenpeace climbers occupy arctic oil cranes as operators refuse to release...

Press release | 4 June, 2011 at 15:47

MEDIA UPDATE: 15-30 CET 4 JUNE 2011 - Greenland, 4 June 2011 – Fourteen Greenpeace activists who this morning boarded the giant Liev Eiriksson oil rig to ask for copy of its oil spill response plan have been arrested and flown off. Meanwhile,...

Greenpeace delegation scales Arctic oil rig to demand missing spill plan

Press release | 4 June, 2011 at 10:03

Greenland, 4 June 2011 – Eighteen Greenpeace activists have scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 180km off the Greenland coast. They braved freezing seas to climb the huge legs of the rig then formed an orderly delegation to make its way to the...

Arctic oil company wields legal hammer against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 June, 2011 at 17:03

Greenland, Thursday, 2 June 2011 – The oil company behind plans for dangerous deep water drilling in the Arctic and whose rig was occupied by activists for the last four days have filed legal papers against Greenpeace, claiming delays in drilling...

Greenpeace vows to continue campaign as navy climbers end arctic oil rig occupation

Press release | 2 June, 2011 at 16:52

Greenland, Thursday 2 June 2011 – Greenpeace campaigners who scaled an Arctic oil rig and prevented deep water drilling off the coast of Greenland for four days have vowed to continue their campaign after climbers believed to be from the Danish...

Arctic activists respond to reports of surge in global greenhouse gas emissions

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 15:18

Greenland, Monday 30th May 2011. – Global carbon emissions have reached the highest levels ever despite the economic downturn, according to figures from the International Energy Agency reported in today’s Guardian newspaper. The surge has raised...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 14:21

Berlin, 30 May 2011 -– Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear power plants, Greenpeace hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, the international...

Greenpeace Prevents Arctic Oil Drilling Operation

Press release | 29 May, 2011 at 8:42

Greenland, Sunday 29 May 2011 – Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace have scaled the world’s most controversial oil rig and are hanging from the underside in an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their...

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