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United action needed to stem illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 10:39

Durban, 9 September 2015 –Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa. During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban,...

We are the last generation to act: Climate Change is not a problem of another generation!

Blog entry by Samwel Omesa | August 13, 2015

Climate change due industrialisation and other anthropogenic activities coupled with increasing energy demands are major global challenges at the top of the international agenda. It is also a main concern for the Kenyan government. ...

Cameroon’s pledge to combat illegal logging needs more action and more transparency

Blog entry by Eric Ini | August 7, 2015

Everyone – as the old adage goes – has their problems. Cameroon is no different in that regard and chief among them is the plague of illegal logging . Ships containing illegally felled or suspect timber head to markets in...

Greenpeace activists lock down gigantic Trojan horse

Press release | July 25, 2015 at 10:23

Pretoria 25 August 2015: Today, Greenpeace activists confronted the Minister of Energy by locking themselves down to a four metre high wooden nuclear ‘Trojan Horse’[1] outside the Department of Energy headquarters in Pretoria. The activists are...

Major Renewable Energy Myth Busted

Blog entry by Penny-Jane Cooke | July 16, 2015

Last week, I stumbled on the most interesting, yet unexpected piece of research.   Mainstream Renewable Power released its finding based on research from 18 wind and solar sites across South Africa during 2013 which showed that ...

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | July 16, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

Aid donors' flagship investment deal causing hardship and displacement in Tanzania

Press release | June 17, 2015 at 15:00

Oakland/Johannesburg/London, June 17 - Norfund, the UK aid department, and Capricorn are funding the British company Agrica’s industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them...

Securing a better future for the oceans and for people

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 8, 2015

Local fishermen in Joal, Senegal, express their concerns about the intensifying plunder of their marine resources by placing hand-prints on a large banner reading “Your voice counts, make it heard now” to urge politicians to listen to...

Healthy food for the future must be added to the global agenda today

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel, Political Advisor Greenpeace Africa | June 2, 2015

On May 1 st  2015, The Milan Expo opened its doors to the public amid numerous scandals, from corruption to incomplete projects. The expo is meant to be an opportunity to connect and discuss the future of the planet. The...

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