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Hub | August 6, 2013 at 17:00

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How the people are wresting back control from global food corporations

Feature story | April 21, 2017 at 13:44

If the old adage “you are what you eat” is true, then most of us are eating from the hand of corporations. But a recent decision by the “people’s court” against Monsanto emphasises the need for change.

Golden Rice

Page | March 1, 2013 at 21:00

The so-called ‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE ‘Golden’ rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Philippines’ Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 11:05

Manila, 11 December 2015 - The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of genetically engineered (GE) eggplant and a temporary halt on approving applications for the “contained use, import, commercialisation...

Musim Mas and KLK policies

Press release | December 5, 2014 at 17:55

Following last week’s strong pro-peatlands and forests commitment by new Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers and traders have announced policies to address criticism of deforestation in their...

Open Letter to the Plantation Industry in Indonesia

Feature story | October 29, 2015 at 20:00

Forest fires are once again raging out of control across Indonesia. In Pekanbaru and other cities across Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua, millions of people are suffering. A state of emergency has been declared in several regions as the authorities...

Indonesia Fans Flames

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 11:00

As Indonesia chokes the region with smoke haze borne from deforestation, the Indonesian government has indicated it aims to replace the No Deforestation commitments made last year by palm oil traders who signed the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. [1]

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas

Feature story | May 17, 2016 at 13:56

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest.

A movement spanning six continents demands a world free from fossil fuels

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 16:12

Amsterdam - Break Free from fossil fuels protests in Croatia and Israel have kickstarted the latest wave of protests by a global movement determined to accelerate the shift to an era of renewable energy, with further activities today in the...

GE-free rice policy: a celebration for farmers and consumers in Southeast Asia!

Feature story | June 2, 2011 at 10:00

This week is Thai Rice and Farmers’ week and we’re celebrating a little known and un-publicized Thai agricultural policy that protects Thai rice from the risks of genetically-modified organisms. Because of the policy, farmers and consumers –...

Palm Oil Transparency Slow to Arrive, Limited in Scope

Press release | December 22, 2015 at 15:00

Greenpeace is pleased that the RSPO will next year finally go ahead with its 2013 resolution to publish concession maps of oil palm plantations owned by RSPO grower members. However the plan only covers concessions directly owned by members,...

Astra Agro Takes the Progressive IPOP Pledge

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 18:51

Jakarta, 18 February 2016 -- Indonesia’s second-largest palm oil grower PT Astra Agro Lestari this week added its signature to the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge, showing that industry commitment to No Deforestation continues to grow. [1]

Cargill Demands IOI Issue a Responsible Sourcing Policy: Greenpeace Reaction

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, June 24, 2016 – Yesterday Cargill Inc. published a statement defining its expectations after its supplier IOI Group was suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Cargill is calling for IOI to issue a responsible...

RSPO Sends Ultimatum to Goodhope

Press release | May 5, 2017 at 22:01

Greenpeace Indonesia Statement

All deforestation in orangutan habitat must be stopped immediately

Press release | August 22, 2017 at 17:16

Jakarta, 22 August 2017 - Greatly improved official orangutan survey figures released today provide a clearer picture of the plight of the species in Borneo, where the great apes are now thought to number only an estimated 0.13 to 0.47...

Press Centre

Hub | November 9, 2010 at 17:43

Palm Oil Manifesto Companies Urged to Apply Strong HCS Standards

Press release | September 19, 2014 at 16:21

Greenpeace notes the announcement by Sime Darby, IOI, KLK, Musim Mas and Asian Agri that they intend to temporarily halt clearance of potential High Carbon Stock forests while a HCS study commissioned by their Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto*...

Greenpeace Notes RGE Pledge, Regrets Missed Opportunity to End Deforestation

Press release | September 23, 2014 at 13:19

New Palm Oil Sustainability Policy Won’t Halt Forest Clearing by Pulp and Paper arms of RGE

IOI Policy

Press release | November 14, 2014 at 18:08

JAKARTA. Greenpeace recognizes the new IOI Loders Croklaan Sustainable Palm Oil Policy as another sign of the shift that is happening within the industry, but regards the announcement as a missed opportunity for the IOI Group to join the ranks of...

HCS Briefer

Press release | November 18, 2014 at 12:10

The HCS Approach is being developed as a tool to help companies and other stakeholders implement commitments to end deforestation. It builds on the methodology developed by Golden Agri Resources, Greenpeace and TFT since 2011. It aims to provide...

GAR Report

Press release | December 22, 2014 at 22:18

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

APRIL's Policy Aniversary marked by broken promises

Press release | January 28, 2015 at 19:54

APRIL and other Royal Golden Eagle group pulp companies “are greatest threat to Indonesia’s rainforests” says Greenpeace

Greenpeace, RAN Warn of Forest Certification Greenwash

Press release | June 24, 2015 at 16:53

Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network consider that the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), along with PEFC-endorsed standards the Indonesian Forest Certification Cooperation (IFCC), the Sustainable Forestry...

Greenpeace welcomes landmark corporate initiative to save peat forests

Press release | August 13, 2015 at 15:41

Jakarta: Greenpeace congratulates Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) on taking a decision to immediately retire around 7,000 hectares of existing acacia plantations located in two of Sumatra’s threatened peat swamp forest landscapes. This decision follows...

Causes and solutions to Indonesia’s forest fires

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 19:00

Forest fires are continuing to fuel hazardous air pollution across swathes of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia, with haze reaching as far as Singapore and Malaysia. Greenpeace Southeast Asia today released a briefing explaining the background...

Greenpeace exposes recently burnt Indonesian forest replaced with palm oil

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 11:00

Jakarta, 5 November 2015 - New photos and video released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia show freshly planted palm oil saplings on deforested peatland where several fires have recently broken out at the edges of an orangutan sanctuary. [1]...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesia’s plantation industry to adopt Fire Action Plan

Press release | October 29, 2015 at 11:00

Jakarta, 29 October 2015 - Greenpeace has launched a challenge to the plantation industry to respond to the devastating scale of the forest fires crisis, set out in a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis. [1] The four-step Fire Action Plan...

UAV footage of massive forest fires as Indonesia’s carbon bomb explodes

Press release | October 7, 2015 at 11:00

Critical orangutan habitat under threat as forest fires encircle Gunung Palung National Park in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Failure to tackle deforestation and protect peatlands leaves Indonesia choking

Press release | September 10, 2015 at 10:00

Jakarta, 10 September 2015 - A thick smoke haze from the thousands of fires blanketing Sumatra and Kalimantan is testament to the government’s ongoing failure to address forest clearing and peatland destruction. Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s...

Plantation industry and NGOs agreed a way to end deforestation - but study by handful...

Press release | September 4, 2015 at 11:00

The widely supported High Carbon Stock Approach [1] is a tool to help companies and other stakeholders implement commitments to end deforestation. It puts No Deforestation into practice on the ground by identifying degraded areas suitable for...

President Joko Widodo’s peatland ban ‘sets the bar’ for action on climate change

Press release | November 10, 2015 at 14:00

Greenpeace welcomes a new Indonesian government policy immediately banning clearance and exploitation of peatland across Indonesia, and requiring drainage canals to be blocked to raise groundwater levels close to the peat surface, to avoid peat...

Palm Oil Industry Fails to Address Deforestation in Optional ‘RSPO Next’ Standard

Press release | February 9, 2016 at 23:00

Jakarta, 9 February 2016 — Commenting on today’s launch of the ‘RSPO Next’ scheme, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Ratri Kusumohartono said ‘Next’s’ optional undertakings fell far short of satisfying mounting demands for a deforestation-fre...

Leap Forward In Efforts To Transform the Palm Oil Industry

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 12:00

(Joint Press Statement) Jakarta, Indonesia - Today, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), a leading initiative to transform the palm oil industry, has released a new, robust and field-tested set of verification indicators that will drive...

Mapping transparency: essential to stopping Indonesia's fires

Publication | March 16, 2016 at 0:39

A briefer on Greenpeace Indonesia’s initiative to support transparency and the public interest through the Kepo Hutan map platform. Includes a case study: 'Getting Tohor on the map'.

Jokowi’s Peat Protection Promise Let Down

Press release | May 31, 2016 at 18:00


JAKARTA, 31 MAY 2016 - A revised draft of Government Regulation (PP) No. 71 of 2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystem that is currently being considered by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is weak, lacks transparency,...

As dangerous business practices go unpunished, Indonesia’s fires and haze return

Press release | August 28, 2016 at 12:01

Jakarta, 28 August 2016 -- Forest fires are back in Indonesia, with over three thousand hotspots detected so far in August. Smoke from the fires was at “very unhealthy” levels in Bengkalis district of Riau province on Saturday. The fires are also...

Time for IOI to lead from the front

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 22:30

Jakarta, 29 September 2016 -- Following publication of Greenpeace's report [1] exposing the destructive operations of IOI’s suppliers and the blockade of IOI’s Rotterdam refinery, IOI released a statement concerning the Greenpeace demand that it...

HCS Convergence Process Concludes

Press release | November 8, 2016 at 10:00

Bangkok, 8 November 2016 -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on convergence between the HCSA and HCS+ approaches (see attached). The Group has agreed on...

Withdrawing from APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Press release | December 8, 2016 at 16:30

Jakarta, 8 December 2016 -- Rusmadya Maharuddin, forest campaigner for Greenpeace Indonesia said today that Greenpeace has suspended its engagement with APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) with immediate effect.

Musim Mas Joins IPOP

Press release | March 29, 2015 at 16:28

Musim Mas, one of Indonesia’s biggest traders in palm oil, has announced that it has joined the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. The IPOP signatories are a number of progressive Indonesian palm oil companies that have announced the right steps to stop...

Indonesian President meets Greenpeace leader on the Rainbow Warrior: welcomes legacy...

Press release | June 8, 2013 at 13:00

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on board the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Jakarta yesterday, to express Greenpeace’s support for the President’s legacy of...

Experts Meeting Resources

Page | July 27, 2014 at 20:26

Here are some of the speakers' presentations discussed during the experts and advocates meeting on the ASEAN Economic Integration. Feel free to download a copy for educational and research purposes.

National protection strongly urged for the conservation of local sharks and rays species

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 10:46

Cebu City, 15 August 2014— Around 150 representatives from civil society, government, tourism and business sectors, marine conservationists, divers and the academe gathered today at the Cebu Provincial Capitol to show their commitment to protect...

Greenpeace Mourners Mark Death of Indonesia’s Peatlands

Press release | September 16, 2014 at 9:13

Greenpeace mourners on Monday (15/09/14) placed funeral wreaths on burned peatland in Riau province, highlighting an ongoing crisis and urging president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to secure his “green” legacy by ensuring real peatland protection.

Steering Group Established to Oversee the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach for...

Press release | September 18, 2014 at 18:52

A group of leading plantation companies with commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, NGOs and technical support organisations met on 25th and 26th August in Singapore to establish a governance and standardisation body for...

World Bank fails to heed its own advice on climate change and risks to the poor;...

Feature story | April 17, 2015 at 11:00

Across the world, countries look to the World Bank more than any other institution for the latest expertise and assistance on development. This week in Washington, DC the Spring Meetings of the World Bank will bring together thousands of...

Stop GMO and Protect Food Sovereignty in Thailand

Press release | December 3, 2015 at 13:29

Bangkok, 1st December 2015 – The draft Biosafety Act B.E....., proposed by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry (MREN), was approved by the cabinet on the 24th November 2015. However, the draft Biosafety bill is waiting for an approval...

Greenpeace highlights environmental and labor concerns ahead of Thai Union Annual...

Press release | April 5, 2016 at 12:27

As the Thai Union(TU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens in Bangkok today with more than a thousand attendees, Greenpeace reiterates that reputational damage, destructive fishing methods, labor and human rights abuses in the supply chain are...

Papua’s first Village Forest handed over, after decade fighting deforestation

Press release | March 9, 2017 at 11:30

Teminabuan, West Papua-- A 3,545 hectare slice of Papua’s rainforest was today officially placed in community hands, to be protected and managed by the indigenous people of the Knasaimos landscape in West Papua’s Bird’s Head Peninsula. This is...

Yolanda survivor Joanna Sustento joins actress Lucy Lawless in protest against Arctic...

Press release | July 21, 2017 at 21:00

Barents Sea, Norway-- Eleven peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the...

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