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Sign On

Action | January 13, 2011 at 13:13

Sign On to support a 40% by 2020 emission reduction target for New Zealand

100,000 Join the Sign On cast of thousands

Press release | August 26, 2009 at 21:52

Over 100,000 New Zealanders have joined the Greenpeace Sign On campaign, which aims to generate an unprecedented level of support for John Key to sign on to a 40 per cent by 2020 emission reduction target at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in...

Supermarkets failing our fisheries

Press release | May 7, 2009 at 22:37

Claims today by New Zealand supermarkets that they are doing enough to ensure that the seafood they sell is from sustainably managed fisheries just don’t stack up, says Greenpeace.

Prime Minister Must Be Fishing In Some Other Ocean

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

Government claims today that New Zealand's oceans are "teeming with fish" and that the quota management system (QMS) is working are rubbish, says Greenpeace (1).

While Stocks Last - New Zealand Supermarkets And The Future Of Seafood

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 6:40

Supermarkets risk a backlash from concerned customers if they don't stop selling unsustainably-caught fish, Greenpeace is warning. New Zealand-caught species such as orange roughy have already been taken off the shelves of supermarkets in...

While Stocks Last

Publication | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

'While Stocks Last' is a report, commissioned by Greenpeace. It exposes a disturbing picture of New Zealand's commercial fisheries and seafood sector. It makes a link between the sustainability of our fisheries and the procurement policies of our...

Greenpeace Criteria for Sustainable Fisheries

Publication | March 13, 2009 at 0:00

What does sustainable mean? Which criteria defines if a fishery is sustainable? In simple terms, a sustainable fishery is one whose practices can be maintained indefinitely without reducing the targeted species’ ability to maintain its...

Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:19

As another round of climate talks limps to a close in Bonn, Germany, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen this December draws closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress (or otherwise) that’s been made so far…

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 7:54

Two years has passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

Greenpeace – Yes Men spoof newspaper declares climate deal

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:28

Readers of a free copy of the International Herald Tribune in Brussels today may have done a double take when they saw headlines like “Markets Soar on News of Copenhagen Climate Deal” and “Atmosphere Named World Heritage Site.” That’s because the...

New leadership for Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 11, 2009 at 22:30

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

Copenhagen climate negotiations kick off

Feature story | December 7, 2009 at 0:00

The countdown is over and the time for excuses has run out. More than 15,000 delegates from around the world have gathered in Copenhagen for the most important meeting of our time. Next week, they will be joined by over 100 heads of state,...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 0:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Swimming towards a coal ship

Feature story | June 22, 2009 at 0:00

After a 19 hour stand-off the climbing team on the mast of the E.on coal ship have been served an injunction and are now coming down.

Climate change

Hub | December 19, 2006 at 22:51

Suicidal Tuna Fisheries

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

Marine reserves - just a stone's throw away

Feature story | August 15, 2009 at 0:00

This week we have created a granite shield against bottom trawling in a fragile and ecologically important marine area in Sweden.

Grey Lynn festival

Blog entry by Lissy Fehnker | November 30, 2009

Sign On was out in force at Saturday’s Grey Lynn festival in Auckland, with heaps of people turning up to paint personalised placards for the march up Queen Street on Saturday. I’d never been to a Grey Lynn festival before, let...

Keisha responds to Key

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | August 6, 2009

Kia ora everybody -   Nice to be back in touch with you all after so long!   It seems I've been name-dropped at the Brisbane Business Forum by none other than Mr. John Key!   After asking the crowd whether or not they had heard of me...

Top chef's quest to save our oceans

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2010

Steve Logan (lft) and Al Brown outside Logan Brown It is a little known fact that Steve Logan of award-winning Wellington restaurant Logan Brown is a bit of an eco-warrior. As well as being really supportive of our...

March hits the streets

Blog entry by Matthew Rider | April 20, 2010

Hey all! Awesome so we just announced our March against Mining for May 1st lower queen st. at 11am!  My name is Matt and I’ve been part of the Greenpeace fundraising team for a year now. I have the opportunity to talk to hundreds of...

No Scandal behind these gates

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 8, 2010

Since December there has been a glut of stories challenging the science of climate change as represented by the IPCC. Should we be concerned? Only about climate change. Lately there’s been a rash of stories all ending with the word...

A moving video from Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 22, 2010

As the dust settles after Copenhagen, despite the disappointment we all feel at such a wasted opportunity, there is much to give hope. In the video below Tom Smith, a twenty-year old member of the UKYCC delegation that went to the...

A Black Day for the World

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 19, 2009

Auckland 19 December 2009 - Global leaders have today failed to act to avert catastrophic climate change, says Greenpeace. A weak outcome has so-far emerged from the UN climate talks. The deal is not ambitious, unfair, not legally...

Blog from NZ youth delegate in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | December 14, 2009

Georgina Morrison is one of the 12 members of the Youth Delegation to Copenhagen. In her blog she explains the reaction she gets from people at the summit when she talks to them about New Zealand's attitude to tackling climate...

Today could prove to be very significant

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 12, 2009

As i write this, I'm at the Kyoto Protocol negotiations waiting for the session to start. Looking at my phone, i see i have thousands of unread emails in my inbox. The information flow here is extraordinary - one or more email messages...

Here I am in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Kirsten Morrell | December 10, 2009

Here I am at the CultureFutures symposium in Copenhagen. It's a gathering of arts ministers and Heads of Arts institutes and organisations discussing how they can green up and how they can use their creativity to help sustain human and...

Gearing up for Saturday!

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | December 2, 2009

Come rain or shine, our army of Sign On volunteers is out on the streets every day promoting the Planet A gig . Just THREE DAYS TO GO! It's going to be ORsome.

The Road to Copenhagen (East Coast styles)

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 30, 2009

Babies for Sign On

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 29, 2009

As a company that's Signed On , Nature Baby takes its committment to the cause very seriously. So much so that it has designed limited edition t-shirts for 3-7 year olds, to help raise awareness about preserving the world we live in.

One to watch - 350 video

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 29, 2009

Darby barbie

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 7, 2009

Just a quick post to let you know there’s something we didn’t tell you about Rhys Darby – he’s really good with sausages.  And he’ll be hosting a Sign On BBQ in Newmarket on Saturday whichHe's calling it the 'Darby Barbie'. "Some...

Logan Brown serves up $3.50 lunches for the climate

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 28, 2009

There’s no such thing as a free lunch so how about a blimmin cheap one? Award-winning Wellington restaurant Logan Brown is offering three-course lunches for less than the price of a coffee in support of climate action. Eighty people...

The countdown to Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 31, 2009

There are now less than 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate. As the clock ticks, the cry for urgent action all over the world grows...

100,000 Sign Ons milestone reached. 100 Days to go

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | August 28, 2009

We've hit the 100,000 plus figure and you can look above to see how high it is now (and growing). It's around three months ago since we launched the Sign On campaign at Lucy Lawless' place, so 100,000 in three months isn't too bad. ...

Government’s Copenhagen target consultation starting next week. Have your say!

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | July 2, 2009

The Government has announced a round of public consultations starting next week, on what NZ’s 2020 emissions reductions target should be. And we need you to be there. In December governments will converge at Copenhagen aiming to...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy | May 1, 2010

NO MINING PURE NZ We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. ...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

Sexy time with fossil fuels

Blog entry by Robbie MacKay | April 26, 2010

Lucy and Robyn's close encounter with coal

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 23, 2010

It must have looked quite a sight for people driving by. An unsuspecting corner, curving gently around a quiet part of the West coast's Buller Gorge in the early morning mist. But look a little closer and....my God, that's Xena Warrior...

Sign On Ambassadors Lucy and Robyn visit Paparoa National Park

Blog entry by Robbie MacKay | April 23, 2010

Sign ON ambassadors Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm are in the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast for two days in and around the Paparoa National Park, drawing the link between the Government’s Schedule 4 mining plans and climate...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

The well-oiled wheels of climate scepticism

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | February 22, 2010

Been wondering about the veracity of climate science lately? Probably not if you’re here at the Sign On website reading this blog. But just incase the sceptics have had their wicked way with you, be it just for one moment or...

Copenhagen is over, but we’re not done yet

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 21, 2009

It’s over. The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties has officially drawn to a close (or rather all but collapsed), but what are we left with? Very little is the honest answer and, no matter how the politicians spin it or...

NGOs evicted - curtains drawn on talks

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | December 17, 2009

As i write this, security are moving through the Bella Centre in Copenhagen where the talks are being held and evicting all NGO observers except for a lucky 54 (that's 54 in total from the thousands of NGO representatives who're at the...

Agriculture plan makes no ripple

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 17, 2009

Warning: I’ve only had four hours sleep (excluding my little kip on the conference chairs (left), so let’s see how I go writing this blog…. What kept me up last night was the US negotiating team triggering a major delay and...

Tuvalu’s plea – NZ doesn’t lift a finger

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 14, 2009

Today, while tens of thousands gathered in central Copenhagen to march to the Bella Centre, Ian Fry, the negotiator for Tuvalu, was making an impassioned speech for the survival of his country. He had been valiantly struggling ...

The mouse that roared

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 10, 2009

Today the negotiations became even more lively, when the tiny Pacific Island of Tuvalu put its foot down in the Conference of Parties (COP) to insist that they won’t allow talks to progress unless countries commit to considering...

One step forward one step back

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 17, 2009

It seems that with Copenhagen, we get one step forward then drop one back. The question now is, where does this leave us? Let’s look first at the good to come out of the last week. There was a HUGE shift in the commitment of global...

Update on negotiation deadlock

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 4, 2009

Kyoto Protocol negotiations will resume tomorrow after intense negotiations behind closed doors following yesterday's crisis.   The African group has been meeting with developed countries late into the night, also going public stating...

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