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The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

Building a global anti-coal movement

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 29, 2013

More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal. But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet:...

Runaway forest fires show how RSPO is not enough

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 28, 2013

The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why...

Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | June 20, 2013

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

Unplugging Coal

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | June 18, 2013

The statistics are scary. Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world. The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep. ...

2012 – the record-breaking renewable energy year

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | June 14, 2013

On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable...

We can, must and should end the age of coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 12, 2013

Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th...

Is it possible to go plastic-free?

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | June 12, 2013

We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer. A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the...

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