Two serious threats to Australia’s food security and economy are today highlighted with the looming threat to Australia’s largest export crop coinciding with the news Australia is now a net importer of food.
Nagoya, Monday 25 October 2010: Today, at the Convention of Biological Diversity being held in Japan, Greenpeace released a report explaining why the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in no fit state to receive international funding for REDD - a global deal to stop deforestation and mitigate climate change.
Greenpeace has condemned a one-year jail term, suspended for three years, imposed on two Greenpeace activists who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s Southern Ocean whaling programme.
An unlikely coalition representing millions of Australians has urged politicians from across the spectrum to put a price on pollution and take action on climate change. The joint statement to the Independent MPs and all political parties is supported by groups representing workers, the church, environmental and social justice groups and development NGOs.
Jakarta/Sydney 6 June 2010 –Major paper producers in Australia are driving Sumatran tigers and orang-utans to extinction by selling products made from the trashing of Indonesia’s rainforests, a new Greenpeace report reveals today.