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Tokyo Two trial remixed by right-wing manga spin

Blog entry by nick | February 22, 2010

A right-wing publication in Japan has made a manga cartoon of the Tokyo Two trial with their own twist on the proceedings - clearly taking the side of the whaling industry. This defensive spin is something we always take as a...

India must get its own house in order on biodiversity

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | October 14, 2012

Usually I work in New Zealand on the climate campaign but right now I'm in Hyderabad, India, helping out the team here on a big push around the Convention on Biological Diversity. It's hard to throw a party and expect your guests...

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | October 11, 2012

The rainbow usually seen floating above the Amazon is shining less brightly than usual. Some might even say it is a little dull. And it's because of sad news: we lost one of our own this week. Tatiana de Carvalho, Greenpeace...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don’t stack up

Blog entry by jamie | February 17, 2012

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) - the parent company of NZ brand Cottonsoft - thanks to some excellent work by WWF . In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references...

Cottonsoft's barrage of PR

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 9, 2011

Well, it's fair to say that a week is a long time when it comes to campaigning and no more so than when you're up against one of the world's most notorious rainforest destroyers. In the last weeks we have seen a volley of wild claims ...

Fonterra climate crimes: The true price of Fonterra milk

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 4, 2011

The carbon footprint of New Zealand milk could be much larger than Fonterra claims. A new report released today reveals that Fonterra’s continued use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed on dairy farms could...

Cottonsoft find it hard to fess up to being a rainforest destroyer

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 24, 2011

This week APP/Cottonsoft fired their latest public relations salvo to hide the fact they are destroying rainforests in Indonesia to make throw away paper products. They claimed that tests by one of the world's most respected fibre...

New Cottonsoft PR offensive firing blanks

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 23, 2011

There's been a new development in our campaign to get the rainforest out of Cottonsoft toilet paper . With the help of ex National Party MP Katherine Rich in her role as head of the Food and Grocery Council, Cottonsoft/ Asia Pulp...

Destroying our precious rainforests certainly isn't the Weedons Way!

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | November 11, 2011

Toilet paper is a handy little luxury that in addition to our conventional use has made its appearance in pranks, papier mache models and mummy outfits for Halloween. Kids know better than anyone all the ways in which we can use ...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | November 1, 2011

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 25, 2011

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. But after an extremely intense...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 28, 2011

Latest news about Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owners of New Zealand based Cottonsoft . Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness...

Bad times for APP and Cottonsoft just got worse

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 26, 2011

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...

Cottonsoft turns on the green wash but has it revealed too much?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 23, 2011

Yesterday we released results of forensic testing we’ve done that directly links Cottonsoft toilet paper with the destruction of Indonesian rainforest.  Cottonsoft is owned by notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP),...

'You are just scum': APP staff resort to personal insults about Greenpeace campaigners

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 19, 2011

One of Asia Pulp and Paper's Australian companies has been caught in an embarrassing PR incident, in which clumsy personal attacks on Greenpeace campaigners and others have been traced back to its staff. While our global focus has...

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP?

Blog entry by Andy - Greenpeace UK | August 1, 2011

Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage also...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | June 14, 2011

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. Underneath...

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | February 28, 2011

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...

The Amazon’s ability to withstand climate change weakened by severe drought

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | February 4, 2011

This year an important Amazon river tributary, the Rio Negro, fell to its lowest ever recorded level. Droughts are likely to occur more frequently and become more intense in the future due to climate change. Image: Rodrigo Baléia /...

Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | December 6, 2010

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

'In the middle of the Amazon Basin, people have no water to drink'

Blog entry by Rodrigo Baléia, Photographer | November 12, 2010

Rodrigo Baléia has been photographing the Amazon Basin for the past decade. He has become accustomed to the constrasts embodied by this unique region and through his lens he has captured both the beauty and the destruction of the...

A kiwi in Indonesia

Blog entry by Dean | November 4, 2010

(C) GREENPEACE / Dean Baigent-Mercer I've just returned from Indonesia where I've been working with Greenpeace towards protecting Indonesian rainforests and habitats of orang-utan and Sumatran tigers. I was hoping to stay in the...

How our Nestle campaign travelled around the web

Blog entry by nyoung | November 1, 2010

The Sinar Mas influence map by Salter Baxter 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...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | October 20, 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...

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

Blog entry by nyoung | August 11, 2010

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 important. Today, ...

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

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

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...

Schedule 4 back-down won’t solve the problem

Blog entry by Kathy | May 10, 2010

Predictably, the Government is gearing up to backtrack on some of the more extreme and unpalatable elements of its mining proposals . At a National Party regional conference in Masterton at the weekend, both John Key and Gerry...

Post-march political fever

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 5, 2010

Helping out a struggling opposition party certainly wasn’t the objective of our march against mining. But it seems to have been an unintended consequence. Labour is high on protest , according to the Herald’s political editor. ...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 1, 2010

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. The photos say it all (see...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

THEY SAY MINE, WE SAY OURS – Auckland march

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 14, 2010

Greenpeace, along with a bunch of other organisations, has announced an anti-mining march for May 1st in Auckland. See www.dontunderminenz.org for more information. When the Government announced its intention to mine New...

International Nestle Kit Kat campaign update

Blog entry by nick | March 26, 2010

Despite (and thanks to) Nestle's attempt to supress our Kit Kat video it has now been viewed around  750,000 and over 100,000 e-mails have been sent to Nestlé. Yet Mr. Bulcke is failing to address the concerns that people...

Nestlé Pull Greenpeace Ad From YouTube

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

Today, the world’s leading food and drinks company, Nestlé, had Greenpeace’s new video removed from YouTube . This is an apparent attempt to silence the truth that some of its most popular brands use palm oil from destroyed...

Kit kat update: Quick response from Nestle but not much to report

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

You have to hand it to Nestle - they're quick off the mark when it comes to launching a PR offensive, and with orang-utans hanging around (and sometimes off) their premises around the UK and Europe, they've released a statement ...

Kit kat give the orang-utan a break

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

We all like a break, but the orang-utans of Indonesia don't seem to be able to get one. 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...

New Zealand Story - Something to be proud of

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 20, 2012

With the new Rainbow Warrior coming we got to thinking about her place in New Zealand history and about what makes us proud to be from this little nation at the far end of the world. With some help from Perendale Productions we...

Burger King ditches Sinar Mas palm oil

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

The independent audit which Sinar Mas thought would absolve it of deforestation, peatland clearance and law-breaking is now exploding in front of its face like a firework in a munitions factory. Greenpeace campaigners and...

Social media can save the planet

Blog entry by nick | May 26, 2010

Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains. ...

SEMINAR: New Zealand, the palm industry and rainforest destruction

Blog entry by nick | October 19, 2009

Come and learn more about the campaign to stop imports from palm industry and protect the old growth forests and people of Indonesia and West Papua. Speakers Simon Boxer: Greenpeace senior climate campaigner Max Purnell: Independent...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

Originally posted by Lisa on making waves Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and...

Davos failed to address fundamentals – will the next Earth Summit in Rio?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 3, 2012

At the World Economics Forum in Davos last week, no one was denying that we face serious economic, social and environmental crises. When even the Financial Times runs a series of articles on " Capitalism in crisis ", it´s obvious...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | November 16, 2011

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

Welcome to Kampar – Greenpeace intervenes to stop forest destruction as Copenhagen...

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 30, 2009

View Map The peninsula is bounded by the sea to the North and East, the Kampar river to the south, and has smaller rivers and canals crisscrossing it. The landscape is surrounded by water – and beneath the forest is one of the...

Inside a Forest Carbon Scam

Blog entry by nick | October 16, 2009

Coal and oil companies are using forest offset projects to try and cheat the climate. Our new report Carbon Scam investigates how American Electric Power, BP and Pacificorp - all investors in the Noel Kempff Climate Action Project in...

Palm oil action in Finland

Blog entry by nick | May 13, 2009

Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists from Finland and Sweden were up and taking action at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company that is largely owned...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins another award

Blog entry by Phil | March 24, 2009

"We’re all in this together – I don’t believe there’s a left or right, or here or there… The human species is the only animal that we know that destroys – with conscience – their environment and we need to change that." - Daniel Beltra...

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

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