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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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Victory for working people in New Zealand

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Victory for working people in New Zealand

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Victory for working people in New Zealand The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. “This law allows Kiwis […]

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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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This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

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 This is what a UN climate conference looks like. And why we need YOUR voice heard!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand If you didn’t know, there’s a UN climate change conference about to begin in Poland – and it’s a big one. COP24, as it’s known, kicks off this weekend. For the next two weeks, a number of very smart experts and politicians will be locked in meeting rooms in a conference centre in […]

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Greenpeace activists detained for peaceful protest

By   /  December 1, 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 activists detained for peaceful protest

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Prievidza, Slovakia –  12 Greenpeace activists from Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium were detained on Wednesday, November 28th, on the mining tower of the Slovak coal company HornaUpper Nitra Mines (Hornonitrianske bane Prievidza, HBP). Greenpeace has since learned that they will be detained for another 48 hours after they had […]

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COP24 – Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on COP24 – Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Photo: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam A global humanitarian catastrophe can still be averted if governments make climate action a priority, said Oxfam today ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from 2 – 14th December. Oxfam and its partners are already delivering humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands […]

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Government must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

By   /  November 27, 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 Government must rule out 8 “Dead” Rivers project – Greenpeace

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tuesday, November 27: Greenpeace is calling on the Government to rule out what it says is a massive polluting project proposed for Taranaki that will increase dirty energy dependency and increase production of “river-killing” urea. The billion-dollar project proposes using hydrocarbon gas to make hydrogen and urea. The hydrogen would be […]

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Forest destroying products and producers

By   /  November 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 Forest destroying products and producers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace activists at a Unilever factory in UK, in 2008, highlighting Indonesia’s rainforests being destroyed to grow palm oil. © Will Rose / Greenpeace A lot has happened since Greenpeace has been fighting forest destruction for palm oil. Apple invented the iPhone. Shell went into – and pulled out of – […]

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Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

By   /  November 23, 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 Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can’t handle it anymore

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of dollars in sales for clothing and other products this year. But this shopping bonanza also generates greater volumes of waste than ever. That is bad news for the environment. Time out for fast fashion illustration © Greenpeace Instead of chasing […]

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Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

By   /  November 22, 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 Vanuatu warns fossil fuel companies could be sued over climate change

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Port Vila, Vanuatu, 22 November 2018 – Vanuatu is considering suing fossil fuel companies that continue to contribute to climate change, the nation’s foreign minister has warned, in what could be a world first legal action by a climate vulnerable country This morning at the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Virtual Summit, Vanuatu’s […]

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Public demand more ambition than bag ban

By   /  November 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 Public demand more ambition than bag ban

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Ministry for Environment (MfE) has reported today that of 9,300 submissions received, 92 per cent support the Government’s proposed mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. MfE has further noted that many submitters “support the proposal as a first step towards wider action on plastic packaging.” Greenpeace Campaign Advisor […]

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Six Greenpeace activists arrested on board a ship loaded with palm oil heading to Europe

By   /  November 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 Six Greenpeace activists arrested on board a ship loaded with palm oil heading to Europe

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Amsterdam, Netherlands – Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested by the captain of a giant tanker, while peacefully boarding the 185-metre long cargo loaded with palm oil products from Wilmar International, the largest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world. Six Greenpeace volunteers board a giant tanker ship carrying dirty palm […]

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What do Oreo, Mondelez, Wilmar have to do with orangutans?

By   /  November 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 What do Oreo, Mondelez, Wilmar have to do with orangutans?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace delivers a gigantic Oreo revealing a filling that features an illustration of a bulldozer clearing a forest with animals fleeing. © Matt Marton / Greenpeace My name is Annisa Rahmawaiti, and I am a forest campaigner at Greenpeace Indonesia. I’ve dedicated my whole life to protecting our rainforests, yet many companies […]

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