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International Biodiversity Day in photos

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 May, 2013 3 comments

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the...

Nuclear power is safe and pigs can fly

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 21 May, 2013 4 comments

That’s the lesson Greenpeace Sweden sent to the nuclear industry once again today as we flew our paramotor glider over the unprotected Ringhals nuclear power plant in southwest Sweden, near Gothenburg. With simple gear and without...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | 21 May, 2013 1 comment

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

Greenpeace welcomes FSC decision to disassociate from timber company Danzer after DRC...

Press release | 21 May, 2013 at 10:48

Amsterdam, May 21, 2013 – Greenpeace International welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate itself from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was...

Time for civil disobedience

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 May, 2013

The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited . The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by...

Living for a Cause #3 - Civil disobedience

Video | 17 May, 2013 at 12:30

Living For A Cause is a series of web shorts presented by Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo. In episode three, Kumi reflects on civil disobedience and his experiences taking direct action.

Why we are happy, but not celebrating the Indonesian forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 17 May, 2013 2 comments

I have been fielding calls non-stop over the last couple of days, because as you may have noticed, there has been widespread coverage lately (see here, here and here ) on the Indonesian government’s extension of its forest...

I Love Arctic meets Arctic Council

Blog entry by Markus Power | 16 May, 2013 4 comments

The air was abuzz this morning in Kiruna. As delegates and press were mingling in the breakfast hall, Foreign Ministers were entering their policed motorcades and a group of Greenpeace volunteers was making final preparations to greet...

Untangling the Gordian knot between the oil industry and the Arctic Council

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 16 May, 2013 1 comment

The Arctic Council — the body concerned with the future management of the region — met today in Kiruna, Sweden’s most northern city, built around the world’s largest underground iron mine. As is perhaps inevitable when digging an...

Scientists warn of growing crisis in the Arctic; Arctic Council again fails to act

Press release | 15 May, 2013 at 13:01

Despite strong calls for more action to address climate change from its own working groups and scientists, and many of the Ministers attending the meeting, today’s Arctic Council foreign ministers meeting has ended with no plans for binding...

Artisanal Fishing In Mauritius

Slideshow | 15 May, 2013

A beacon of hope in the Arctic Council's shadow

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 15 May, 2013

I’m here in a city called Kiruna in the northern part of Sweden, just inside the Arctic Circle. It is a small city with less than 20,000 inhabitants and in the foggy scenery, one thing stands out: The worlds’ largest underground iron...

Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

Blog entry by Markus Power | 14 May, 2013 1 comment

Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the...

Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | 14 May, 2013

Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is...

Forest destroyer kicked out of club

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 14 May, 2013 3 comments

It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one. Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palma, has (finally) been...

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