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Governments commit USD 4 billion for forest and climate protection

Press release | 27 May, 2010 at 17:31

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...

Govs show Indonesian forests the money: 4 billion fund for forest protection

Blog entry by Laura K. | 28 May, 2010 5 comments

Indonesian forests got some love and some money this week. The money came in the form of a 4 billion USD fund contributed to by seven wealthy countries - US, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Japan and France - to be used for forest...

Logging camp in Central Kalimantan

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 1:21

A logging camp in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, more than 1500 species of birds, and thousands plant species are all...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 3:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the...

The last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 2:28

Pristine forests near Manokwari in West Papua, the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia - a reminder of what we are working to save. Greenpeace is campaigning for an end to all deforestation in tropical forests, which is critical...

Action against April Pulp in Indonesia

Image | 15 July, 2010 at 14:03

15 July - Indonesia. Twenty-five Greenpeace activists in Teluk Binjai, Pelalawan, Riau, block the loading of a barge carrying rainforest logs from Kampar's carbon rich peatland forests by pulp and paper products manufacturing giant APRIL. Read...

'APRIL: Stop trashing our future!' Activists protest rainforest destruction

Image | 15 July, 2010 at 14:35

Greenpeace activists in Teluk Binjai, Pelalawan, Riau unfurl a banner that reads "APRIL: Stop trashing our future!" as they blockade a barge being loaded with Kampar rainforest logs, destined for APRIL's pulp mill in Pangkalan Kerinci. This...

How Sinar Mas is expanding its empires of destruction

Publication | 29 July, 2010 at 2:25

Sinar Mas group is notorious for its destruction of millions of hectares of Indonesian rainforest, peatland and wildlife habitat. Two divisions within the group lead the destruction: pulp and palm oil. Recently, the group has diversified into coal.

Under fire forest destroyer caught breaking promises

Press release | 29 July, 2010 at 3:01

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.

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Blog entry by Laura K. | 29 July, 2010 5 comments

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of...

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...

Greenpeace response to Sinar Mas ‘verification exercise’:

Press release | 10 August, 2010 at 12:04

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

Sinar Mas remains a notorious forest destroyer, its own audit shows

Blog entry by Laura K. | 10 August, 2010 4 comments

Watch the video An important fact about the Sinar Mas group: it is destroying carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, including endangered wildlife habitat. If you take away one thing from this post - that’s the most...

Victory: Burger King drops forest destroyer Sinar Mas!

Blog entry by Rolf Skaar - Forest Campaigner Greenpeace USA | 2 September, 2010 1 comment

Burger King is 'Cutter King' no longer! Don’t blink or you’ll miss news from the fast-moving campaign to protect the Paradise Forests !  Last week, after Greenpeace campaigned from New York to California, Burger King said it...

Deforestation in East Kalimantan

Image | 17 September, 2010 at 16:47

17 September 2010 - Indonesia. Dadi, a Greenpeace volunteer, stands on a pile of logs outside Long Noran village, East Kalimantan. In the background is the Bukit Subur Estate palm tree plantation. Deforestation is driving climate change and...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 14 October, 2010 3 comments

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

Saving Sumatra (video)

Video | 16 October, 2010 at 16:00

October 16, 2010 A Greenpeace team flies over Sumatra, Indonesia to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Right now, Indonesia and Norway have a chance to change history and to end the destruction of Indonesia's...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | 19 October, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have been...

Saving Sumatra

Generic multimedia item | 20 October, 2010 at 6:18

During his recent visit to Indonesia, Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace International Executive Director) and a Greenpeace team flew over Sumatra to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands in...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | 25 October, 2010 5 comments

( Watch ' Saving Sumatra' ) Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of...

When the last tree is cut...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 October, 2010 20 comments

There's a proverb that says: "When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find out that we can't eat money." Looking at this photo by Daniel Beltrá, I am...

How our Nestlé campaign travelled around the web

Blog entry by Jamie W. | 29 October, 2010

Is it a tube map for spiders? A diagram of the galactic core? No, it's an analysis of our ongoing Sinar Mas campaign, specifically the way it has evolved online. Communication consultants  Salter Baxter  have tracked how our...

President Obama's car passes message 'Cut emissions, not forests!'

Image | 10 November, 2010 at 12:13

November 9, 2010 - President Obama's car passes Greenpeace Indonesia activists bearing the message 'Obama: Cut Emissions Not Forests', during his visit to Jakarta. Greenpeace today challenged the United States to dramatically increase the...

Nothing but paper tigers in Indonesia? If APP has its way.

Blog entry by An Lambrechts, Forest Campaigner | 18 November, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace Activists with faces painted like tigers protest inside the International Pulp and Paper Awards in Brussels November 16th, where they awarded the 'Golden Chainsaw 2010' to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) for 30 years of forest...

Protection Money

Publication | 23 November, 2010 at 10:00

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

Historic Indonesian forest protection deal at risk from industry

Blog entry by Laura K. | 23 November, 2010 3 comments

Image: Will Rose / Greenpeace Norway and Indonesia are about to make history. A 1 billion USD forest protection deal between these two countries could help set Indonesia on a low-carbon development pathway and become a positive...

Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 February, 2011 6 comments

A baby orang-utan plays at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). Orang-utan habitat is being destroyed through the clearing of Indonesian rainforest by the palm oil and pulp and paper industries. Image: Natalie Behring-Chishol...

Indonesia's Forests and Peatlands

Publication | 25 February, 2011 at 19:44

A new moratorium on forest destruction in Indonesia, due to be announced in days, will fail to protect vital rainforests unless urgent action is taken to increase its coverage, new maps by Greenpeace reveal.

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 February, 2011 6 comments

Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does...

Indonesian forests protection plan "important political shift" but tens of millions...

Press release | 20 May, 2011 at 17:04

JAKARTA, 20 May 2011 --A long awaited plan to put a temporary halt to forest destruction in Indonesia does not go far enough and will still see tens of millions of hectares of forests facing destruction, warned Greenpeace.

Daily news: Legislation signed prohibiting new deforestation in the world’s second...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 20 May, 2011

Top news: Indonesia’s president signed a moratorium on new deforestation permits in one of the world’s biggest forests; voices within Statoil general meeting disagree with oil sand extraction policy; Greenpeace pushes Polish government...

One year after Nestlé committed to giving rainforests a break – what has been achieved?

Feature story | 23 May, 2011 at 12:50

It’s now been one year since pressure from thousands of people around the world convinced the world’s largest food and drink company - Nestlé - to give Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants a break by removing products responsible for...

Indonesia: beauty and destruction

Image gallery | 23 May, 2011

Halting deforestation in Indonesia

Image gallery | 23 May, 2011

Toying with forest destruction

Video | 7 June, 2011 at 13:07

www.greenpeace.org/app-toying-with-extinction How toy packaging is linked to forest destruction.

How Barbie Broke Ken’s Heart: Her Indonesian Deforestation Habit

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 8 June, 2011 19 comments

Yes it’s true, Ken has dumped Barbie – he’s upset since he discovered that she’s intent on trashing rainforests and pushing critically-endangered wildlife, like tigers, towards extinction. Heartbroken Ken decided to take dramatic...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | 11 June, 2011 2 comments

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken’s plastic handshake. Poor Barbie. She’s survived fifty years of bad outfits, sudden beheadings at the hands of younger brothers and the wrath of feminists everywhere.

How the toy sector and APP are responding to our Indonesia forest campaign.

Blog entry by Zulfahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 14 June, 2011 10 comments

It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging. ...

Daily News: Italy rejects nuclear power and chainsaw Barbie protests in Tel Aviv

Blog entry by Josh S | 14 June, 2011

Top News: Italian public says no to nuclear power; Barbie’s deforestation habit continues in Tel Aviv; anti-nuclear rallies in Japan mark three months since start of Fukushima nuclear disaster; Europe’s first ‘eco-mosque’ planned in...

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by Laura K. | 15 June, 2011 15 comments

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way. Ken’s video interview that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

Lego shows leadership in tackling deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | 7 July, 2011 5 comments

But are other toy companies throwing rainforest destruction out of the pram? When Ken dumped Barbie last month Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | 2 August, 2011 4 comments

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has  moved a tiger  from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything...

Bad time down under for APP gets worse

Blog entry by Andy T | 26 August, 2011 1 comment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a  PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for...

"I'm the eye of the tiger"

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin, Greenpeace Indonesia | 22 September, 2011 8 comments

Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs from a natural forest on the first day of the "tiger tour", where they will travel through Sumatra to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. Image: Ulet...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 27 September, 2011 5 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | 3 October, 2011 10 comments

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 13 October, 2011 4 comments

John Sauven the Exeuctive Director of Greenpeace UK chats to Prince Charles during the Glastonbury music festival in 2010. Image: Vanessa Miles. In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive...

Greenpeace UK Head barred from entering Indonesia

Press release | 13 October, 2011 at 15:10

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.

Green forestry labels PEFC & SFI called into question

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues, Greenpeace International | 17 October, 2011 5 comments

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation of our...

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