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The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 10:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 11:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | 26 April, 2012 at 13:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

Tell President Dilma Rousseff to veto the new Forest Code

Action | 28 November, 2011 at 15:40

Brazilian President Dilma can save the Amazon from destruction. Tell her to veto the new Forest Code!

Dilma delivers vague announcement of new Forest Code

Press release | 25 May, 2012 at 23:34

Brasilia, Brazil May 24, 2012 - President Dilma today vetoed parts of the new Forest Code but fell dramatically short of the demand by the Brazilian people to completely veto the new law. In an attempt to placate the majority of Brazilians...

Forest Code

Publication | 15 June, 2011 at 8:00

The threat to the Forest Code and tens of millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest is real.

Samba for the forest gathered thousands in Brazil

Blog entry by Marcio Astrini, forest campaigner in Brazil | 30 June, 2011 5 comments

A protest in the rhythm of carnival brought the forests closer to the city and gathered thousands of people in the famous Copacabana beach on the morning of Sunday 19 th of June to dance and sing for a greener Brazil. Following the...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 7 December, 2011 14 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | 1 October, 2011 3 comments

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

Brazil's Sarah Palin- Will she support Zero Deforestation?

Blog entry by Pat Venditti, Greenpeace International | 10 April, 2012

As the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sailing down the Amazon I participated in an event that was very different from our day-to-day campaigning for Zero Deforestation in the Amazon. It was a suit and tie summit in London...

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