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No Deforestation solutions for Palm Oil into practice

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 28 April, 2014

This month Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Wirendro Sumargo, a Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace in Indonesia, shares his perspectives on a...

Thousands send a roar to P&G: Clean up your act!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 31 March, 2014

P&G was pretty scared of your #TigerRoar last weekend! We have just seen a letter the consumer goods giant sent to its business partners last week warning them of our day of action: “…it is likely that Greenpeace will continue...

Deforestation: A vicious cocktail for the climate

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter and Sebastian Bock | 27 March, 2014 3 comments

Every few years, thousands of the world's most renowned climate scientists work together as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to present us with the latest scientific assessment of how we are doing in terms...

Half a million reasons for P&G to protect forests!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 7 March, 2014 8 comments

Today is a milestone in the movement to Protect Paradise. Half a million of you have joined the call demanding forest-friendly products – and we're just getting started! In the last two weeks, you have been part of something big...

Today at P&G: orphan orangutans and flying tigers?

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 4 March, 2014 6 comments

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40-minute commute I arrived at the office. But this ain't no regular day. This is the day Procter & Gamble (P&G), the...

Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 3 March, 2014 1 comment

Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 25 February, 2014 3 comments

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment: Protect Paradise. Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 24 January, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or exposé related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made regional...

Who's going to take the Tiger Challenge next?

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 18 November, 2013

Greenpeace supporters are moving giants. The millions behind Greenpeace give our campaigns the power that pushes companies to protect our planet. Last week was proof. We have launched the Tiger Challenge, demanding big players in...

An orang-utan graveyard, Wilmar, and the addiction to dirty palm oil

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 11 November, 2013 4 comments

This beautiful orang-utan sat just metres from me, serenely eating the fruit placed on the platform. It’s an incredible experience to see these creatures so close, and yet so at ease in their forest home. But this orang-utan represents...

Wilmar: making you, me and your mum part of forest destruction

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 October, 2013 1 comment

For most of the last year our team has been investigating and documenting gross acts of environmental destruction in Indonesia’s last remaining forests.  What these investigations reveal is a story of one massive, faceless company with...

Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer shows the way

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 13 March, 2013

In February 2011 Golden Agri Resources, Indonesia’s largest producer of palm oil, launched an ambitious Forest Conservation Policy. After years of campaigning by Greenpeace and pressure from some of the largest buyers of palm oil for...

KFC Canada gets a friendly reminder: sustainable packaging needed

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner Canada | 26 July, 2012 7 comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) headquarters in the US still have their heads in the sand about their company’s links to forest destruction, but Greenpeace campaigners around the world are finding inventive ways to challenge the status...

Latest: KFC campaign goes global

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

This week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it’s supply chain. All week Greenpeace activists have been taking the message to KFC while thousands of...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 28 April, 2014 1 comment

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 10:01

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

Partners in Crime: Malaysian loggers, timber markets and the politics of...

Publication | 2 April, 2002 at 0:00

The Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea are among the largest and most biologically diverse ancient forests left in the world. The future of these forests, and of the people who depend upon them, is currently at the mercy of an international...

Greenpeace UK Head barred from entering Indonesia

Press release | 13 October, 2011 at 13:10

Sauven was blocked by immigration officials on arrival at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, despite having a business visa for his trip. He has been informed by officials that he will be deported immediately.

Greenpeace activists prevent Sinar Mas palm oil tanker from loading in Indonesia

Press release | 14 November, 2008 at 11:13

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which meets in Bali...

Environmental groups call on Indonesian government to support moratorium

Press release | 6 November, 2008 at 10:58

Greenpeace and the Riau-based environmental group Jikalahari called upon the Indonesian government to support the call for a moratorium decree on forests and peatlands conversion made by Riau Governor Wan Abubakar, during a media briefing on...

Greenpeace ship tour in Indonesia to show how Protecting Forests will Save the Climate

Press release | 6 October, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | 13 February, 2017 1 comment

The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Centre building. Refusing the campaign postcard that I offered, his brow furrowed, he...

Forests need laws, not loopholes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 September, 2014 3 comments

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 0:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

Under fire forest destroyer caught breaking promises

Press release | 29 July, 2010 at 1:01

A new Greenpeace investigation into the operations of Sinar Mas group, one the most notorious destroyers of Indonesia’s rainforests, reveals how it is continuing to break its own environmental commitments on protecting forests and peatland.

Governments commit USD 4 billion for forest and climate protection

Press release | 27 May, 2010 at 15:31

Oslo, 27 May 2010 -- Welcoming today's announcement by seven wealthy nations that they will provide USD 4 billion to help avert runaway climate change by preventing deforestation (1), responsible for up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas...

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Greenpeace response to Sinar Mas ‘verification exercise’:

Press release | 10 August, 2010 at 10:04

Jakarta, Indonesia, 10 August 2010 -- Greenpeace today responded to notorious rainforest destroyer Sinar Mas’ self-styled 'verification exercise':

Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 5 December, 2014 1 comment

One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar...

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 11 April, 2014 4 comments

If they don’t already care about climate change, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to. This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary , but admittedly, there are big names in...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 21 March, 2014 3 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 29 February, 2012 9 comments

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood." - @AsiaPulpPaper These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today,...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

Indonesian Rainforest Destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper Loses More Contracts

Press release | 1 November, 2011 at 14:48

Jakarta, 1 November 2011 – Greenpeace today called on Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to commit to ending its destruction of the country’s rainforests, in response to news that yet more companies around the world are cutting ties...

5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 25 October, 2017 1 comment

While some politicians  - ahem, Trump! - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

Forest Fire Families

Video | 28 May, 2014 at 14:35

Indonesia's forests are the third largest in the world and its swamp-like peatlands are one of the world's biggest carbon stores. But decades of forest clearance to make way for industrial scale plantations is creating a tinderbox. Smoke from...

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

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 0:00

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.

Protection Money

Publication | 23 November, 2010 at 9:00

How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 0:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 August, 2010 7 comments

Remember this? “Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The message...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the waters off Malaysia to the island of New Guinea. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros,...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate - full report

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

Indonesia's Rainforests and Climate Change

Publication | 23 November, 2009 at 0:00

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.

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

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 0:00

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...

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

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 0:00

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.

Greenpeace welcomes Swedish oil giant's decision not to use palm oil

Press release | 1 November, 2007 at 10:44

Greenpeace welcomes the decision by Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to abandon plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. The announcement comes after prolonged campaigning by Greenpeace and other environmental groups against palm oil...

Greenpeace launches Forest Defenders Camp in Indonesia

Press release | 9 October, 2007 at 0:00

Jakarta, 9 October 2007 - Greenpeace today opened the ForestDefenders Camp (FDC) in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of its international effort to protect the world's remaining forests and the global climate prior to the Kyoto protocol...

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