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Time for a ban on deforestation for palm oil, not a moratorium

Press release | September 21, 2018 at 17:41

Jakarta, 21 September - Indonesia’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has partially frozen new palm oil concessions in Indonesia for the next three years. [1] The moratorium only applies to land controlled by the Ministry of Forestry and does not...

World’s biggest brands still linked to rainforest destruction

Press release | September 19, 2018 at 11:00

Jakarta, Wednesday 19 September 2018 - Palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands, including Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez, have destroyed an area of rainforest almost twice the size of Singapore in less than three years,...

UN Ocean Treaty negotiations – Greenpeace response

Press release | September 17, 2018 at 22:00

New York– As the first round of UN negotiations towards a historic UN Ocean Treaty draws to a close, Dr Sandra Schoettner of Greenpeace’s global ocean sanctuaries campaign, said: “Oceans beyond national borders cover almost half of our planet...

Greenpeace: 11th hour for the climate, it’s time for leadership to truly emerge

Press release | September 15, 2018 at 10:07

Manila / San Francisco - Typhoon Mangkhut, one of the strongest storms of the year, is forecast to hit the north of the Philippines by the weekend before threatening Hong Kong and Macau. In the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence made landfall on the US...

Marine life flies outside UN as world meets to discuss global ocean treaty

Press release | September 5, 2018 at 9:59

New York - Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national...

World’s top climate experts to testify in landmark investigation into fossil fuel...

Press release | August 28, 2018 at 12:50

Quezon City, Philippines, 28 August 2018 - Some of the world’s most highly-regarded climate change science, policy, research, and legal experts will appear as witnesses in the ongoing hearings by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the...

World Orangutan Day: Numbers still in decline despite Indonesian government's new claims

Press release | August 21, 2018 at 19:44

Jakarta, August 17- This World Orangutan Day marks a critical time for the Bornean Orangutan, whose numbers are rapidly declining experts say. This is despite new claims from the Indonesian government that orangutan populations have increased by...

Land management ministry awarded ‘trophy’ for year-long defiance of supreme court...

Press release | August 21, 2018 at 19:09

Jakarta, 20 August 2018 – NGOs took action today in front of the Indonesian ministry responsible for lands to protest its failure to implement a Supreme Court decision ordering forest data be released to the public. Secrecy over the Land...

Wilmar executives resign as fallout from deforestation scandal spreads

Press release | July 4, 2018 at 12:58

Jakarta, 4 July 2018:

World’s largest palm oil trader linked to rainforest destruction twice the size of Paris

Press release | June 26, 2018 at 11:21

Jakarta, Indonesia – A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction for palm oil almost five years after committing to end...

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