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10.000 people need your help to march this weekend

Blog entry by Cedric Gervet | November 27, 2015

Paris, 27 November, 2015 -Nearly fifteen thousand French people who would have taken to the streets of Paris this weekend have instead registered online to find ‘buddies’ who will  march for them on Sunday’s global climate protests.

China’s chance to influence the fight against illegal timber trade

Blog entry by Wenjing Pan | November 24, 2015

“With great power comes great responsibility” is a saying that has some links to Voltaire but whose origins are more associated with the Spiderman comics. It has continuing relevance today when it comes to protecting the world’s...

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 10:00

Johannesburg, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 10:00

The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | November 18, 2015

By Amy Moas and Eric Ini When Greenpeace and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive...

Environmental activist pursued in courts in Cameroon as palm oil company interferes...

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 8:00

Yaoundé November 17 2015 - An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender continues to be pursued in the courts in Cameroon for no crime other than defending his own community’s land rights. Meanwhile the very company he is...

Goodbye for now: My last day as Greenpeace Africa's executive director

Blog entry by Micheal O'Brien-Onyeka | November 13, 2015

The last 3 and half years at Greenpeace Africa have been a time of great excitement, growth and satisfaction. I have treasured this time. Today, though, I am writing to let you know that I have resigned from my post as Executive...

International civil society alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian environmental human...

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 12:52

Yaoundé November 5, 2015 - Cameroonian authorities must stop the repression of environmental human rights defender according to an international coalition of six environmental and human rights organizations including Greenpeace Africa and the...

Forest aid at a global level is not producing enough results at a local one

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 26, 2015

There have been a lot of headlines lately about “landmark” deals signed between donors and tropical timber producing countries in the Congo Basin that will help implement “essential reforms” and battle against deforestation. ...

Germany forest development aid needs to benefit local communities, report says

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 6:00

Hamburg, 22 October 2015 More action is needed, if communities in poor forested countries are to fully benefit from German bilateral aid targeted at forest conservation and protection, a new study finds.

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