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Smoke from forest fires in Giam Siak Kecil

Image | 19 February, 2009 at 15:46

Smoke from man made forest fires in the RAPP concession in Giam Siak Kecil area to clear land for palm oil plantations. This photo was recently delivered to Hillary Clinton as she visited Indonesia along with an open letter calling for her...

Olkiluto fallout: more numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 27 February, 2009

The dispute between the builders of Finland’s OL3 reactor, Areva, and its buyer, utility TVO, rumbles on. TVO are unhappy at the delay in building the plant (it’s three years behind schedule) and Areva are unhappy are what it sees as...

Nuclear News: UK Government opens bidding for nuclear sites

Blog entry by Justin | 2 March, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: The Guardian: Government opens bidding for nuclear sites ‘The government will this week kick off an ebay-style auction of sites on which some of Europe's largest energy companies...

Activists at the headquarters of Sinar Mas.

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 18:00

19 March - Indonesia. Activists at the headquarters of Sinar Mas - Indonesia's largest logging and palm oil producers who are destroying ancient forests and peatlands, adding to Indonesia's massive carbon emissions. Read more .

Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

Blog entry by Jess | 20 March, 2009

Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to...

Indonesian rainforest burns while government silent in climate talks

Press release | 15 June, 2009 at 13:41

Greenpeace today slammed Indonesia's President Yudhoyono for his failure to stop deforestation and deliberately lit forest fires that are releasing millions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and destroying critical habitats of endangered...

Firefighting in action

Blog entry by Jess | 27 August, 2009 4 comments

© Greenpeace/FB Anggoro An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination.

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | 3 November, 2009 at 1:00

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Melanie Laurent gives support to Greenpeace

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 15:51

Melanie Laurent gives support to Greenpeace activists and local volunteers during attempt to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula, Teluk meranti village, Riau...

Mélanie Laurent in Indonesia

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 15:54

Melanie Laurent gives support to Greenpeace activists and local volunteers during attempt to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula, Teluk meranti village, Riau...

Activists Build Dams in Indonesia

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 16:26

A less known cause of climate change is the destruction of peatlands in primary forests to make way for production forests. This is another problem Greenpeace is committed to stop. Here, in this photo from November 2009, Greenpeace activists and...

Market Life

Blog entry by gillo | 9 November, 2009

From Suzette, communications coordinator at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia It almost feels like a home coming. Landing back in Indonesia and then travelling into the back-blocks of Sumatra. In the last few years I’ve been...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Forest Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 10:30

12 November - Indonesia. Over 50 Greenpeace activists take action against APRIL, one of Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper producers, to prevent it destroying the rainforest on the Kampar Peninsula to make way for tree plantations, grown for pulp...

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:22

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Forest Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:46

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation.

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:53

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation

More: Climate Defenders Camp

Background | 13 November, 2009 at 16:53

The Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp is in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest.

Indonesian authorities cancel plan to evict Greenpeace climate defenders in face of...

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Mass protest in support of Greenpeace by forest communities led police to cancel plans to forcibly shut down the Greenpeace Climate Defenders’ camp in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest today.

Eviction of Climate Defenders Camp

Image | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Over 60 Indonesia police forcibly evict protesters at Greenpeace's climate camp.

Indonesia's Rainforests and Climate Change

Publication | 23 November, 2009 at 1:00

Forest destruction accounts for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s trains, planes and cars put together; world leaders must agree a robust plan to end global deforestation before 2020.

Homeless orangutans call for forest protection

Image | 24 November, 2009 at 18:59

Homeless orangutans have also been spotted in Switzerland where they have been calling on the government to support forest protection at the upcoming UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

Climate Defenders Camp construction

Image | 24 November, 2009 at 19:09

Our Climate Defenders Camp was set up last month - in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest - to highlight the urgent need for international forest protection as part of the global plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Forests action against Sinar Mas in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 9:54

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province 900 kilometers (600 miles) Northwest of Jakarta.

Forests Action at Pulp Mill in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 10:15

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province.

Greenpeace ends 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action in Indonesian rainforest

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

Ten days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit when world leaders will decide the fate of the world’s forests as part of the UN Copenhagen Climate deal, eighteen Greenpeace activists from 11 countries (1) have been detained by police...

Quarterly - 2009.2

Background | 8 December, 2009 at 12:37

February 25: Unilever blacklists deforestation palm oil company, Indonesia; China...

Blog entry by mwilson | 25 February, 2010 2 comments

This is a trial series. Decimated rainforests in Indonesia, being cleared for palm oil plantations. © Will Rose / Greenpeace Reuters reported that Unilever has told dealers not to source palm oil from the Indonesian...

Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé's sourcing of palm oil from from the company Sinar Mas- responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforests and peatlands- threatens already endangered orang-utans with extinction and is accelerating climate change.

Give me a break

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Give me a break - A Greenpeace billboard near the Nestle HQ in Croydon, London, urges the confectionary giant to stop buying palm oil from the biggest and most destructive palm oil producer – the Sinar Mas Group.

Give me a break

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé is buying palm oil from companies who are destroying orang-utan habitat.

Activists dressed as orangutans at Nestle's HQ in Croydon

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Activists dressed as orangutans with banners and barrels reading "Nestle: Killer" target the confectionary giant over the use of palm oil in their products. Destruction of the rainforest for palm oil is destroying habitat of the endangered orangutan.

Caught Red Handed

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 9:07

Caught Red Handed

March 17: Ilegal GM rice in Chinese shelves

Blog entry by Almudena | 17 March, 2010

Rice farmers from the Yunnan Province Despite that the Chinese government has not yet approved the commercial cultivation of GM rice, a Greenpeace study released on Monday found genetically modified rice in supermarkets in China ,...

Have a Break?

Video | 17 March, 2010 at 17:07

We all deserve to have a break - but having one shouldn't involve taking a bite out of Indonesia's precious rainforests. We're asking Nestlé to give rainforests and orang-utans a break and stop buying palm oil from destroyed forests.

Greenpeace Nestle orangutan action UK

Video | 19 March, 2010 at 16:40

We have new evidence which shows that Nestlé - the makers of Kit Kat - are using palm oil produced in areas where the orang-utans' rainforests once grew.

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé has remained relatively silent since issuing its initial statement of contract cancellations with palm oil supplier Sinar Mas. This is despite the fact that it is still receiving a barrage of complaints and criticism via its Facebook page...

Nestle: You're not fooling anyone.

Blog entry by laurak | 23 March, 2010 14 comments

Literally. Sometimes a company can issue a reactive statement – like Nestlé did upon the launch of our Kit Kat campaign – that appears to wrap up everything for which they are being criticised in a neat little package, when in...

March 26: Putting palm oil centre stage

Blog entry by danielkramb | 26 March, 2010

Land clearing operations carried out by Sinar Mas for palm oil production in the rainforests near Danau Sentarum National Park. Things are moving: Sinar Mas, the Indonesian palm oil supplier at the heart of our ongoing campaign...

The Prepared Palm Oil Statement - by Nestle

Blog entry by laurak | 30 March, 2010 2 comments

I called Nestlé up last week as part of our Kit Kat call action and spoke with a very friendly and polite man named *Bob about their palm oil policy. I told Bob that despite Nestlé's announcement that it would cancel contracts...

Nuclear News: World Bank nixes nuclear energy

Blog entry by Justin | 12 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: World Bank nixes nuclear energy 'The World Bank is getting roasted by significant political heat over its decision to grant a $3.75 billion loan to South Africa to build a 4,800 MW...

April 14: Politics decides nuclear waste site

Blog entry by Almudena | 14 April, 2010

Politics decides nuclear waste site Greenpeace activists in Dannenberg, close to Gorleben. Greenpeace presented yesterday a document of government files on the Internet revealing that the site of nuclear waste disposal at...

New Evidence: Sinar Mas Rainforest and Peatland destruction

Publication | 15 April, 2010 at 13:44

Greenpeace has new evidence proving that Sinar Mas continues to destroy peatlands and rainforests, pushing orang-utans closer to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change.

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | 15 April, 2010 at 18:50

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

The Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest, Riau

Image | 28 April, 2010 at 16:35

Covering 1.3 million hectares, the Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest is one of the most critically threatened areas in the Province of Riau. It has been designated one of the regional priority landscapes for conserving tigers.

Your messages to Nestlé shareholders: delivered.

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010 3 comments

Originally posted by Laura on April 16, 2010 9:21 AM You sent over 200.000 e-mails to Nestlé and all we've gotten so far is a lot of repetitive statements from the largest food and drink company in the world. Yesterday we...

What does Nestle's (sort of) response mean?

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Mr Brabeck-Letmathe & our activist at the AGM. Originally posted by Laura on April 27, 2010 9:21 AM Good question. After dropping into Nestlé's Annual General Meeting on April 15th to deliver the message that the largest...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 17:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Socializing the dangers of nuclear power

Blog entry by jmckeati | 18 May, 2010 1 comment

So, how about this … Indonesia is committed to have a nuclear power plant soon as new source of energy, officials said here on Monday. For the purpose, Indonesia has allocated 7 billion rupiah (about 769,633 U.S. dollars) for...

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