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Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | December 1, 2016

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

Protecting what protects us

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 7, 2016

The diversity of nature is essential to ensure our planet remains habitable. That is why we need to stand up to all those who endanger the global web of life – those who plunder the Commons for private gain. Back in 1992,...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Great Northern Forest

Blog entry by Juha Aromaa | December 7, 2016

The Great Northern Forest has many names. Scientists see The Great Northern Forest as the boreal forest ecosystem - the global coniferous forest blanketing the northern hemisphere. The Russians traditionally call it “Taiga”. If you...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

A World Without Greenpeace? How One Corporation Is Attacking Your Right to Speak for...

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 5, 2017

Your right to speak out is being threatened right now in a dizzying variety of ways, not only by oppressive governments around the world, but also by underhanded corporations who want to suppress speech through expensive lawsuits. ...

"In the same boat"

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 15, 2013

When we last met the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) I had hoped that his expression that "we are in the same boat", in terms of protecting the country’s environment, would withstand the test of time. To a great...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | October 23, 2014

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | May 21, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

Where is the hope?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 1, 2016

I’m not sure we can win with logic.  How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political...

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 16, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Photos that inspired millions to take action

Blog entry by Sudhanshu Malhotra | August 19, 2016

On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power. It’s a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months.

The palm oil industry promises reform, but there’s still no sign of change

Blog entry by Bagus Kusuma | December 7, 2017

It was ten years ago that Greenpeace first published an investigation into Indonesia’s palm oil industry. We showed that the world’s biggest brands got their palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforests - threatening...

Tigers at the door

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 18, 2012

At Greenpeace India we are always looking for the most effective ways to communicate our messages – today in the hi-tech world of modern media that includes tweeting and texting, blogging and subvertising. But there are times...

This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | October 2, 2012

Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new...

KFC's Chainsaw Colonel visits Indonesian rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin | May 31, 2012

When you think of KFC most people think of buckets of fried chicken. So what does KFC have to do with Indonesia and why did Greenpeace Indonesia take action against the company on Wednesday?  Well, KFC is one of the most...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | May 29, 2012

zoom The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see...

KFC Executives Have Their Heads in a Bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | May 24, 2012

Earlier today we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff | May 24, 2012

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

Cottonsoft recycles broken promises on deforestation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2012

Yesterday, the notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the parent company of New Zealand based Cottonsoft, made a grandstanding announcement that it was committed to protecting the natural forests of Indonesia. Now...

Occupying an anchor chain, thinking of freshly baked muffins

Blog entry by nyoung | May 16, 2012

What do you need most on an anchor chain in the middle of the Atlantic, when you’ve been there for over 24 hours, and it’s pouring with rain? Muffins. Freshly baked by our chef, Walter, and put into waterproof tins ready for...

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