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The youth have seen enough

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The youth have seen enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s formal announcement today to officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Previous media reports had indicated that government of Japan was considering pulling out of the […]

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5 young activists who inspired us this year

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on 5 young activists who inspired us this year

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to climate ambition, these young people put world leaders to shame. This is Zero Hour’s inaugural Youth Climate March on Washington D.C. Led by 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, the youth-organized march seeks to highlight climate issues on a global scale. © Katie Nelson You can never be too young […]

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The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan to New Zealand, from the dense forest of Papua to the pristine biodiverse Great Southern Reef in Australia. Our ships have […]

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Thank you for 2018!

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Thank you for 2018!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships by Sudhanshu Malhotra 26 December 2018 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan… MIL OSI

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Democracy and a web of spies

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Democracy and a web of spies

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Around the beginning of 2017, Greenpeace received leaked information indicating that oil companies we’d opposed had contracted spies to watch staff and volunteers on almost a daily basis, and that it had been going on for years. We’d been followed home, tailed in our personal time, and had our privacy breached […]

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Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s reported withdrawal from IWC

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s reported withdrawal from IWC

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to resume commercial whaling – a decision likely to be announced next week according to Japanese media reports. Sam Annesley, Executive Director at Greenpeace Japan said: “This is a grave mistake which is out […]

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Democracy threatened by Government Stasi-like surveillance

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Democracy threatened by Government Stasi-like surveillance

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On the back of a report released today revealing seven government departments have engaged with a spy agency that acted unlawfully, Greenpeace has accused the state of assisting in systematic and oppressive Stasi-like surveillance. State Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes, who headed up the State Services Commission (SSC) investigation into Government use […]

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We need a Climate Commission with teeth

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on We need a Climate Commission with teeth

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Climate change demands that we change our governing institutional arrangements in profound ways. We need climate institutions with a focus on our agreed long term emission reduction targets, and with the tools to ensure that these goals are not sacrificed to short term political pressure. There isn’t much point if the […]

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COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action

By   /  December 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Just two months after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. COP24 led to an approved Paris Agreement rulebook, but no clear collective commitment to enhance climate action targets. Greenpeace […]

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Greenpeace disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements”

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just announced “improvements” to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Greenpeace has responded with disbelief at the Government’s failure to include agriculture – the country’s biggest climate polluter – in the “improvements”. “As long as the country biggest polluter is still excluded from the ETS, there is no amount […]

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Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant, which supplies 40% of the world’s palm oil, one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain and would have […]

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New Zealand called on by global leaders to step up at COP24

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New Zealand called on by global leaders to step up at COP24

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand has been urged to be bolder at COP24 in Poland, the annual United Nations climate change conference. Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer Morgan, says the New Zealand delegation has been “quiet” at the conference, which is at odds with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s bold action earlier in the year […]

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New Zealand’s hidden climate killer: synthetic nitrogen ‘fertiliser’

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New Zealand’s hidden climate killer: synthetic nitrogen ‘fertiliser’

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand [embedded content] David Attenborough did not mince words in his address to the United Nations this week. “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the […]

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Antarctica: Making the World’s Largest Park Larger

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Antarctica: Making the World’s Largest Park Larger

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand This is a story of how a few pioneers went to one of the most remote regions on Earth just to get a seat at the bargaining table of Antarctic Treaty Nations, and then proceeded to convince global leaders to believe in the dream of having Antarctica protected as a world […]

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Is Volkswagen’s plan to drop diesel and petrol cars a good one?

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Is Volkswagen’s plan to drop diesel and petrol cars a good one?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand CO2 Protest at VW Factory Gate in WolfsburgCO2 Protest am VW Werkstor in Wolfsburg The announcement Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced a plan to get out of the business of fossil fuel cars and to go 100% electric. They’ll launch their final generation of fossil fuel cars in 2026 and plan to stop […]

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Provocative billboards target Ravensdown and Ballance over river pollution

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Provocative billboards target Ravensdown and Ballance over river pollution

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is pulling no punches in its new campaign to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and save New Zealand’s rivers. The environmental organisation has installed provocative billboards on arterial routes around the country in time for the summer. The no-frills billboards read; ‘Ravensdown and Ballance pollute rivers. #TooManyCows’. On the latest tactic […]

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Where does all our plastic recycling go?

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Where does all our plastic recycling go?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace announces the speaking tour of two Malaysian activists who’ve discovered plastic waste from high-income countries being dumped in their backyard. Malaysia has become one of the new destinations for plastic waste since China put a ban on the trade at the start of this year. A Greenpeace investigation has revealed […]

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Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia — The decision by a Slovakian court today to keep Greenpeace activists in detention until a trial takes place is unacceptable, Greenpeace said. The 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Belgium protested peacefully against dirty coal by displaying banners on the mining tower of a Slovak […]

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