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050 - New DR Congo legislation undermines COP pledges on forest protection

Press release | December 17, 2015 at 13:25

Kinshasa, December 17 2015 - A damaging new forest law in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will threaten the livelihoods of communities and contradicts all the public promises made by the government at the recent COP 21 climate summit in...

Greenpeace Africa reacts to verdict on DR Congo torture case in Yalisika

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 14:16

Kinshasa, 16 December 2015 - Five policemen and soldiers have finally been convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011, but many involved...

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

New 050 forest law: A law to protect or a licence to destroy?

Blog entry by imaerten | December 14, 2015

During COP21, the climate top in Paris, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo seem to have sent a troubling double message: We will protect the Congo Basin by passing a law that - ironically, will benefit those who destroy...

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace Responds to Final Climate Deal

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:22

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: “It sometimes seems that the countries of the United Nations can unite on nothing, but nearly two hundred countries have...

Greenpeace expects big action from the big economies at the Climate Summit

Press release | November 30, 2015 at 15:07

Johannesburg, 30 November, 2015 - As world leaders set out their response to climate change today in Paris, Greenpeace is calling on the leaders of the G7 and the BRICS countries to do more to transform their energy systems, and to switch to 100...

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...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

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.

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

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

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...

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