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REDD: ʻNationalʼ versus ʻsubnational ʼ approaches

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 11:56

This briefing seeks to explain several main issues surrounding national and sub-national approaches to REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). There has been much confusion over ‘national’ versus ‘sub-national’...

REDD: Reference Levels

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 11:48

Decisions made on reference levels will play a large part in determining whether REDD –Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation - will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change.

REDD: Safeguards

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 11:36

“We cannot fall into the trap of looking at forests through only one lens: carbon.”- Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Complaint to the Greenland Ombudsman

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 10:25

Greenpeace complaint regarding the Bureau of Mineral Petroleum’s refusal of access to a number of documents related to oil exploration in West Greenland, and some procedural errors by the BMP in the treatment of access requests.

Greenpeace position on Reference Levels for REDD

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 9:00

The decisions made on reference levels will in large part determine whether REDD will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change. National reference levels that incentivise real permanent emission reductions from...

Crisis for FSC in the Congo Basin?

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 17:23

Greenpeace and many other Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members and stakeholders are seriously concerned that an increasing number of FSC certificates are being granted around the world to logging companies that do not meet the international...

G8 Climate and Energy Action Checklist 2011

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 11:20

G8 leaders have a unique opportunity to drive a renewable energy revolution and prevent catastrophic climate change. To be considered a success, the G8 must meet the demands in the Greenpeace G8 Checklist.

Hidden Consequences

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 8:00

Industrial pollution is a severe threat to water resources around the world, particularly in the Global South where the view prevails that pollution is the price to pay for progress.

UK Government Documents on Arctic Drilling

Publication | 24 May, 2011 at 11:04

Greenpeace has released confidential UK Foreign Office documents, obtained under Freedom of Information, showing that the British government thinks an Arctic oil spill would be all but impossible to clean up.

Whaling On Trial

Publication | 28 April, 2011 at 3:30

In early 2010, two Greenpeace activists went on trial in Japan in an unprecedented court case - one that court papers will register simply as a case of theft and trespass but which, over the course of the past two years, has become so much more.

How dirty is your data?

Publication | 20 April, 2011 at 22:11

"How Dirty Is Your Data?" is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, and highlights the need for...

Chernobyl field findings - 25 years later

Publication | 7 April, 2011 at 9:00

In the early morning of 26 April 1986, a major nuclear accident occurred in reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine. The reactor’s explosion and subsequent burning went down in history as the world’s worst civilian...

Bad Influence

Publication | 7 April, 2011 at 8:00

This Greenpeace report presents case studies on McKinsey’s influence on REDD+ plans for four forest nations – Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia and Guyana.

The case for a moratorium on FSC certification in the Congo Basin

Publication | 29 March, 2011 at 12:08

Greenpeace is calling for a moratorium on new certification in the Congo Basin.

Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | 25 March, 2011 at 19:15

A new analysis prepared for Greenpeace Germany by nuclear safety expert Dr Helmut Hirsch shows that by March 23 2011, Japan’s nuclear crisis has already released enough radioactivity to be ranked at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event...

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