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United Plantations certified despite gross violations of RSPO standards

Publication | 14 November, 2008 at 10:37

This Greenpeace investigation conducted by Greenpeace Netherlands (from here on referred to as "Greenpeace") reveals that deforestation, deep peat conversion, land disputes and illegal practices continue to occur in the plantation estates owned...

Activists block tanker carying palm oil

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 0:00

Activists have blocked the operations of another tanker bound for Europe stocked with crude palm oil. The tanker, the Isola Corallo, was supposed to load up today but activists onboard the Esperanza moved into its place alongside the harbour and...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace stops giant coal excavator, condemns coal-addicted Czech Republic's role...

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 10:16

Thirty Greenpeace activists have stopped the operation of a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. Greenpeace is demanding the Czech Republic closes the CSA mine by 2012, commits to progressively decreasing its...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 9:58

Greenpeace Africa opened its first office in Johannesburg today(1), announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Lignite mine expansion stopped in Czech Republic

Feature story | 13 November, 2008 at 0:00

Thirty of our activists have shut down a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. We're calling on the Czech Republic to close this mine by 2012, commit to progressively decreasing their carbon emissions and to...

Reports: Japanese government gives in, slashes whale quotas

Feature story | 13 November, 2008 at 0:00

Good news for the whales comes in threes. And then you get a dollop of extra. Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's biggest newspapers, reports there will be a 20 percent reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary...

Greenpeace response to reports of a reduction in the Japanese government whaling quota

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 0:00

According to news reports in Japan this morning, there will be a 20% reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary hunt this year - the first reduction since 1987.

IEA falls short of an Energy Revolution needed to avert catastrophic climate change

Press release | 12 November, 2008 at 13:27

Greenpeace has warned that the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2008 'business as usual' approach will condemn the world to catastrophic climate impacts. Paying lip service to the climate change crisis, the IEA forecasts more fossil fuel consumption...

Closures, resignations and cancelled celebrations - Japan's whaling programme in...

Press release | 12 November, 2008 at 7:02

Japan's whaling industry is in deep crisis, even before the fleet prepares to leave port for its annual hunt in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, with new revelations of financial and image problems adding to the woes of the scandal-plagued...

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