As we embark on a sparkling new year full of hope and aspirations, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your incredible support in 2010. While we toast the highs and learn from the lows, we take stock knowing that together we form a global community of passionate people who give our planet the voice it deserves. Thank you!
Created by greenpeaceaustralia on Dec 19, 2010
Last updated: 05/18/11 at 05:01 PM
Tags: greenpeace climate change deforestation toxics GM GMO GE action environment
To everyone who supported and inspired us in 2010 – thank you so much!
Success! The Japanese Government admits to corruption in the whaling industry and agrees to take action, following our hard work in Japan.
The Cancun summit brings a glimmer of hope for global action on climate change. The talks aren't a complete failure like Copenhagen and put in place the building blocks for a global deal.
Pacific Island Nations push the envelope on tuna conservation, taking drastic action at the annual tuna meeting.
We take action against Orica to prevent it dangerously shipping highly toxic waste from Sydney to Denmark. The shipment is halted as the Danes refuse to accept the waste.
Japan’s whale hunt kicks off but the fleet is in disarray. Increasing opposition to whaling within Japan has meant the fleet couldn’t secure a refueling ship, it left the latest in 20 years and has record levels of unused whale meat to deal with.
The largest mobilisation against nuclear energy transport takes place all over Europe. Australian NGO’s unite in opposition to Uranium mining and nuclear power.
We focus on the dirtiest bank of all – ANZ. Peaceful actions take place around Australia, as the big bank digs its heels in.
After months of research and negotiations, we launch our campaign targeting the money behind dirty coal power. Australia’s big 4 banks are the biggest financers of the coal industry.
Channel 7 launch our investigation into GE-contaminated baby food. Parents take action in supermarkets, in their communities, at Parliament House and online.
The Tokyo Two receive their verdict – a jail sentence suspended for three years. It is a dark day for Japan’s democratic right to free speech.
Pressure in Japan increases as Japanese citizens and the international community call for just treatment of the Tokyo Two and an end to the corrupt whaling program.
In the lead-up to the federal election, Labor announces it will introduce illegal logging legislation if elected - a promise it honoured in December.
The European Union bans illegal timber importation after our 10-year campaign.
On the 25th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing, we begin construction of Rainbow Warrior III.
We ramp up pressure on oil companies and governments with the launch of our Go Beyond Oil ship tours. Multiple actions take place including a UK-wide shutdown of many BP stations
Our Canned Tuna Guide makes waves. We re-launch the guide to include improvements in many tuna brands’ policies. Australia’s first sustainable canned tuna product is introduced.
The biggest, most ambitious forest conservation deal ever is announced – the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. This follows our 7-year campaign.
A resumption of commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is prevented at this year’s International Whaling Commission. Unfortunately no other progress is made.
Following the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we monitor the impacts and begin a worldwide campaign seeking an end to oil addiction.
The biggest tissue manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark, signs our Joint Statement calling for an end to Australia’s illegal logging imports. The key players in the timber industry form an unprecedented alliance with us
Eight Pacific Island Nations agree to close a massive 4.5 million km2 to destructive purse seine fishing in their waters.
Success! After only 8 weeks, Nestlé agrees to end its role in forest destruction. This massive victory was thanks to 23,000 Aussies and 140,000 people worldwide applying pressure on the food giant.
Celebrity chefs join us in presenting a petition to the government with 30,000 signatories calling for strong GE labelling in Australia
A four-month tour across Europe begins calling for a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Months later, a massive one million signatures are delivered to the EU Commission.
After two years since their controversial arrest, our Japanese activists – the Tokyo Two – commence their trial for exposing corruption in the whaling industry.
Our video and report ‘Caught Red Handed’ expose the world’s largest food and beverage company – Nestlé – to be involved in forest destruction.
With the world’s favourite fish – tuna – in serious trouble we launch our campaign to pressure tuna brands to take responsibility for their role in the crisis. This includes releasing a tuna guide, hosting events Australia-wide and securing hot celebrity support
The year doesn’t start as joyous for our four activists jailed for protesting at the Copenhagen Climate summit. The detainment highlights not only the failure of world leaders, but also the unjust treatment of climate activists.
We kick-start the year with a new global leader – Kumi Naidoo. Kumi has an inspiring and active past, from helping South Africa’s liberation struggle to becoming a Rhodes scholar.