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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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step

Blog entry by By Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 2, 2015

The forests of the Congo Basin are a vital resource for millions of people. They play a crucial role in the fight against global warming; a threat that every one of us living on planet earth should be extremely concerned by, to say...

Reality check required on world’s forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 10, 2015

Such is the gap between World Forestry Congresses (5 years) that it prompted one of the facilitators to describe it as the forestry sector’s Olympics and World Cup rolled into one. Taking place in Durban this week, the United...

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...

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 ...

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