Organization: Greenpeace



Student: Hamad al Saleh

Event: TIMUN 2000, Alternative Assignment

 

 

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An appropriate song
(The Beatle's
Come Together)


Greenpeace



Function:

Responsible on the environment taking care of the world to make it a safer and a better place to live without any pollutants or harm to any organisim. Their job is fighting for our enviornment. This story will sow and will make you understand the function of the green peace.

To avoid publicity about its role fueling global warming, oil giant BP has received a court order against Greenpeace, ordering the environmental organization to stay at least 200 yards away from any BP property related to the company's Northstar offshore oil site, now under construction in the Arctic Ocean. The court action follows the arrest on Tuesday of five Greenpeace activists who were occupying a barge carrying drilling and construction supplies to Northstar.

The occupation drew international world attention to the controversial oil site, which if completed, will fuel global warming from a region that is already experiencing a severe polar meltdown. Northstar will also pave the way for further offshore oil expansion in the vulnerable Arctic Ocean.

A federal court in Anchorage issued the restraining order. In addition to forbidding Greenpeace from moving within 200 yards of Northstar property, it also restrains any interference with transport of materials to the site. "BP has run to court rather than face up to its role fueling global warming," said Greenpeace campaigner Melanie Duchin aboard the MV Arctic Sunrise which remains in the vicinity of the Northstar site. " Greenpeace's message about BP's environmental irresponsibility is reaching more and more people. Clearly this is why BP has taken this strong action in the courts to silence that message."

 

 

History:

The History of the I D G P started back in July 2000, with our first campaign against the over development of flood planes in our local community. (Exact date being 7/7/2000). The development was for a golf course and is still a develoment, since it floods every time there is a fair amout of rain. This campaign was undertaken by a ageny that has now been discharge (for secruity we can not name this former agency).(We will call this agency X).

In the months of October and Sepetmber the frist web page was launched and in the month of november we were listed on several search engines.
There for the name was changed to I D G P (Internation Dark Green Peace) 

The third mission was once again against over development of bush land, conducted on 29th of October 2000. 

Budget consideration:

December 31,

1997

1996

Assets

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 3,127,487

$ 3,703,965

Investments

1,310,902

3,012,029

Contributions receivable

3,505,650

2,535,109

Due from other Greenpeace organizations

32,957

18,578

Prepaid expenses and deferred charges

327,972

631,760

 

 

Total Current Assets

8,304,968

9,901,441

 

Investments

22,608

26,769

Property and Equipment, net

343,285

596,966

 

 

Total Assets

$ 8,670,861

$ 10,525,176

 

Liabilities and Net Assets

Liabilities

Accounts payable and other liabilities

$ 2,048,898

$ 3,091,180

Due to other Greenpeace affiliates

231,385

85,213

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

2,280,283

3,176,393

Net Assets

Unrestricted

6,196,803

7,197,743

Temporarily restricted

193,775

151,040

 

 

Total Net Assets

6,390,578

7,348,783

 

 

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

$ 8,670,861

$ 10,525,176

 

 

 

Strength and Weakness:

The green peace strength is that it has the people's side and their weakness is that the government and the rich companies donít care of the environment and only care about the companies budget to increase. Like in this story in the green peace you will see its strength and weaknesses. WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW DELHI ó December 26, 2000 - Greenpeace and activist groups in India and the U.S. have called on D.F. Goldsmith and Metal Corp. to stop the export of a 118 ton-stockpile of used mercury from the United States to an undisclosed destination in India.

The mercury stockpile, which is the largest in the country, was recovered from HoltraChem, a Maine-based chlorine-caustic factory. D.F. Goldsmith and Metal Corp., an Illinois-based trader, has purchased the stockpile, allegedly for shipment to a secret recipient in India. Companies and federal government agencies in the U.S. do not want the stockpile because of environmental risks and liability associated with storing the metal, which is known to be a deadly nerve poison. Mercury affects the human brain, spinal cord, kidneys and liver.

Following protests by Maine-based environmental organizations, the Governor of Maine, Angus King, approached the federal government to prevent the export and instead add the stockpile to the existing store of used mercury in the Department of Defense's (DOD) stockpile. Neither Maine nor any of the neighboring states have any facilities to store the material. The U.S. refused to accept the mercury, claiming they lack authority to do so.

"Our government is an accomplice in poisoning the poor for profit," said Lisa Finaldi, Greenpeace USA's Toxics Campaign Coordinator. "Itís deplorable that we are preparing to send India tons of a highly toxic substance that we do not want here at home."

Faced with growing concerns surrounding the toxic metal, many U.S. cities, states and hospitals are phasing out mercury thermometers as a first step towards eliminating mercury releases into the environment. Boston, San Francisco, and the state of New Hampshire have outlawed mercury thermometers. In September, 11 leading retailers and manufacturers, including Walmart and Kmart, announced termination of sales of mercury fever thermometers.

In the past, Greenpeace, Basel Action Network and Toxics Link have highlighted numerous cases of toxic trade, hazardous waste dumping and the export of obsolete products or technologies by industrialized countries to India. Indian activist groups have raised the matter with the U.S. Embassy and the Government of India, and have alerted the trade unions, including the dock workers unions of the impending toxic shipments.

"Enough is enough of USA toxic imperialism that dumps unwanted and dangerous substances, technologies and wastes on industrializing countries," said Madhumita Dutta, a New Delhi- based Toxics Link activist. "India must refuse the import of this horribly toxic and persistent poison, and begin to work on policies that phase out our own uses of mercury."

 

 

Keep Political Allies:

The green peace has many allies. The most strongest allies their allies is the people at first. The people are the strongest ally a agency of the environment needs. Second of all their allies are the other environment agencies. In this story it will show the allies of the Green Peace.

ARLINGTON, Va., - In the face of strident protests, the Environmental Protection Agency today met with scientists to help determine if a variety of animal feed corn should be approved for human food. Activists from Greenpeace, wearing chicken, cow and sheep masks, gathered outside the meeting around a feeding trough full of corn and displayed a banner reading, "EPA: Don't Test Gene-Altered Corn on Us." The genetically engineered corn, called StarLink, has been allowed to illegally contaminate the U.S. food supply, leading to the recall of hundreds of popular foods.

"EPA's process is fatally flawed," said Charles Margulis, Greenpeace genetic engineering specialist. "Instead of punishing Aventis for illegally contaminating our food, the agency is on the verge of orchestrating a corporate bail-out. Industry will never again take any EPA regulation seriously if the agency lets Aventis off the hook now."