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Indonesian President dams canal, vows to protect peatlands

Press release | 27 November, 2014 at 10:47

Jakarta, 27 November 2014 - Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo joined a local community in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signalling his intent to decisively tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

Amazon deforestation rates decrease from last year

Press release | 26 November, 2014 at 22:13

Brasília, 26 November 2014 - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 18 percent, according to official data released today by the Brazilian environmental ministry. This data covers deforestation figures from August 2013 to July...

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

Press release | 25 November, 2014 at 16:56

Brasília, 25 November 2014 - The landmark Brazilian Soy Moratorium, set to end in January has been renewed, for the eighth time. The moratorium prevents major traders from selling soy that may be linked to deforestation in the Amazon and will...

Puma leads sportswear sector to Detox - Greenpeace

Press release | 21 November, 2014 at 11:28

Berlin, 21 November 2014 – German sports brand Puma today announced an important step towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, the brand has laid out a credible...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain following oil protest

Press release | 18 November, 2014 at 22:06

Lanzarote, Spain, 18 November 2014 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has today been detained by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following last Saturday's peaceful protest by Greenpeace against oil drilling by Repsol, in...

Greenpeace activist hospitalised after Spanish Navy rams boats in oil protest

Press release | 15 November, 2014 at 16:39

Amsterdam, 15 November 2014 – One activist was hospitalised and another injured as Spanish Navy boats today repeatedly rammed Greenpeace boats engaged in a peaceful protest by Greenpeace Spain against oil drilling in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 10:07

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Activists expose Amazon timber from illegal loggers headed for the European market

Press release | 6 November, 2014 at 14:00

Rotterdam, 6 November 2014 - A cargo ship carrying Amazon timber, purchased from a sawmill known for trading illegal wood, was today confronted by Greenpeace Netherlands activists as it approached Rotterdam. The timber onboard is destined for the...

Greenpeace names 20 culprits in global overfishing

Press release | 4 November, 2014 at 10:00

Amsterdam, 4 November 2014 - Today, Greenpeace released a list of 20 'monster boats', examples of the most destructive and oversized fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management.

The new IPCC report, main conclusions and the story left untold

Press release | 2 November, 2014 at 11:00

Copenhagen, 2 November 2014 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released the final part of the 5th Assessment report. For the first time scientists are clearly stating to decision-makers that they should aim for zero...

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