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Greenpeace supports environmental taxation recommended by Tax Working Group

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace supports environmental taxation recommended by Tax Working Group

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the Government to accept recommendations made by the Tax Working Group about environmental taxation and the capital gains tax. But the environmental organisation flags gaps in the report that need to be addressed. “It’s heartening to see substantial proposals for taxing polluters, tackling climate change and protecting […]

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PEPANZ gas report nothing but fake news and flatulence

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on PEPANZ gas report nothing but fake news and flatulence

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand An oil industry-commissioned report claiming to show the Government’s oil and gas exploration ban will cost billions is nothing but “fake news and flatulence”, according to Greenpeace. The NZIER report commissioned by oil industry body, PEPANZ, claims the oil and gas ban issued by the Government last April could cost the […]

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Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As electric vehicles and cheap solar panels cut into the demand for petroleum-based fuels, an increasingly desperate oil industry has been banking on plastics to drive future demand growth. Here are three reasons why the logic behind this is flimsier than a cheap plastic bag. Bad press: The petrochemical industry has been aware of the general […]

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Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

By   /  February 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new Transpower report into the future of electricity has been labelled “the most disruptive study to emerge in the New Zealand energy space”. The country’s electricity grid operator, Transpower, has just released an addendum to last year’s significant report on New Zealand’s energy future, Te Mauri Hiko, which confirms that […]

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How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

By   /  February 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand What’s that thing people say? You don’t know what you’ve got until they’re gone. Strangely I’m starting to feel that way about National’s former minister for primary industries. Bring back the Guy who was starting to put cameras on commercial fishing boats, Nathan Guy. Yes, really. In the year running up […]

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Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, February 7: New Zealand scientists are behind a major new international research paper that shows dangerously unpredictable extreme weather could become a reality within decades as the impact of melting ice sheets becomes better understood. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the study published in the journal Nature is the […]

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Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Alarm raised after Govt “quietly” delays fishing boat camera rollout

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, Jan 31: Greenpeace is raising the alarm after the Government has again delayed the rollout of cameras on fishing boats, this time until August. The decision was quietly notified in the Government Gazette yesterday. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says cameras are urgently needed on all fishing boats to […]

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Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Govt tries to get Talley’s boat off international illegal blacklist

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop supporting disreputable fishing companies after it tried to get a Talley’s fishing boat taken off a global blacklist of illegal fishing vessels during an international fisheries meeting in the Hague. Talley’s fishing vessel, Amaltal Apollo, was caught doing 14 bottom trawls […]

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Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

By   /  January 23, 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 Genesis’ “appalling” record coal burn reveals urgent need for solar

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The revelation that coal burning at Genesis Energy’s Huntly Power Station is the highest in five years is proof we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Genesis Energy has been powering its two Rankine units at Huntly on coal for most of the last part of 2018 […]

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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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