2012 Press Releases

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Japan’s whaling fleet: effectively nationalised and running on empty

Press release | 20 December, 2012 at 2:03

Tokyo, December 20, 2012 – Greenpeace and 18 Japanese NGOs called on the Japanese government to end its unprofitable whaling operations and refocus on domestic priorities as the factory ship of the country's so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet...

Greenpeace and JBS resume commitment to end Amazon deforestation

Press release | 19 December, 2012 at 11:23

Sao Paulo, 19 December 2012 – In a renewed effort to eliminate deforestation from the cattle industry’s chain of supply, Greenpeace Brazil and JBS arriving at a new stage in the process, announced today the restart of dialogue on the...

Levi’s bows to global people power: bans toxic fashion

Press release | 13 December, 2012 at 13:12

Amsterdam, December 13, 2012 – The world’s largest denim brand, Levi’s, today committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020, following public pressure in response to...

Greenpeace files court case to challenge South Korea's silencing of nuclear critics

Press release | 10 December, 2012 at 1:06

Seoul, December 10, 2012 – Greenpeace International and Greenpeace East Asia have launched a legal challenge against the South Korean government seeking a declaration that the government's prohibiting of key international staff from entering the...

Talks fail to meet pace of climate change - Greenpeace

Press release | 8 December, 2012 at 17:41

Doha, December 8, 2012 - Greenpeace condemned politicians today following the failure of the UN Climate talks in Doha. While they agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, it was judged so full of loopholes as to have little or...

Tuna plunder to continue as governments fail to clamp down on overfishing – Greenpeace

Press release | 6 December, 2012 at 13:56

Manila, December 6, 2012 – Failing on their mandate to protect Pacific fish populations, governments of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) allowed on Thursday the continued plunder of the region's declining bigeye tuna...

Exposed: Levi's, big fashion brands, caught out in Mexican pollution scandal

Press release | 5 December, 2012 at 14:30

Mexico City, 5 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial wastewater containing toxic and hazardous chemicals from two of Mexico’s biggest textile manufacturing facilities. These facilities supply...

South Korea abandons ‘scientific’ whaling plans

Press release | 4 December, 2012 at 13:41

Amsterdam, December 4, 2012 - Greenpeace confirmed on Tuesday that the government of South Korea has abandoned its plans to begin a ‘scientific’ whaling operation, a significant step forward in global efforts to protect whale populations.

John West in Australia cans destructive fishing

Press release | 4 December, 2012 at 10:49

Amsterdam, December 4, 2012 – One of Australia’s leading canned fish manufacturer, John West (Simplot) has pledged to stop using destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles. The commitment means that John...

Big fashion brands hide toxic pollution scandal in China

Press release | 4 December, 2012 at 4:08

Beijing, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water with a wide range of hazardous substances from two Industrial Zones located in China’s most important textile manufacturing base.

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