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Asia Pulp & Paper: from confrontation to engagement

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 2014-01-22

I’m usually concerned about speaking too soon, but it feels to me like the risk of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) now reneging on its zero deforestation pledge is diminishing with every passing month. Breaking such a highly publicised promise...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 23:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to "No Deforestation"

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 2013-12-12

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has...

How do you both lower poverty levels and protect the environment?

Blog entry by Yang Jie | 2013-12-04

I'm Yang Jie, senior campaigner of Greenpeace East Asia's forest protection campaign, and earlier  I discussed on this blog the threat our world's greatest forests are facing from the palm oil industry. Today, I want to talk about...

Positive palm oil, or the "anti-anti-palm oil"

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 2013-11-21

Good palm oil is possible. Believe me. From the fruit and seeds of the oil palm tree, and straight into your soap, detergent, makeup, biscuits, and perhaps even your biofuel – palm oil is everywhere. It's cheaper to grow than many...

"Lush green trees are being ruthlessly sawed down"

Blog entry by Yang Jie | 2013-11-12

My name is Yang Jie and I'm a senior campaigner of Greenpeace East Asia's forest protection campaign. For the last 10 years, we at Greenpeace have convinced over 130 international brands to commit to protect forests and develop in...

Paper cuts: the bloody tale of deforestation

Blog entry by Chen Shu Xuan | 2013-07-18 2 comments

On the edges of the large white canvasses you can see clearly the bloodstains. As if someone has cut their finger on them. Only a closer look reveals these bloodstains as wounded animals. The “Paper Cut Life” art exhibition is designed...

Sailing with the Rainbow Warrior in Indonesia

Blog entry by Weiju Lu | 2013-05-28

If Indonesia is the lungs of the earth, then Papua are the lungs of Indonesia. This part of the world, a seemingly forgotten place with lush evergreen forests, features some of the richest biodiversity in the world. I'm Weiju Lu,...

Indonesia: Paradise islands under threat

Blog entry by Suvi Rautio | 2013-05-16 5 comments

Indonesia is a tropical archipelago rich in biodiversity, home to around 10-15% of the known species of plants, mammals and birds to this earth. It is also a heavily populated country with a host of critical environmental problems and...

How China's purchasing power can save the world's forests

Blog entry by Kees Kodde | 2013-03-26

Worldwide, 13 million hectares of forests are disappearing every year. With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left. The EU has adopted new legislation recently to stop imports of...

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