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Hub | August 6, 2013 at 17:00

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A-FAB

Hub | April 4, 2011 at 5:30

The ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal (A-FAB) is a network that calls for a more active and transparent engagement of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the United Nations Framework Convention on...

New World Bank climate change report should spur SEA and world leaders into action:...

Press release | June 20, 2013 at 13:07

Jakarta/Bangkok/Manila, 20 June 2013—Greenpeace today called on Southeast Asia and world governments to get serious about addressing climate change, following the release of the World Bank report Turn Down The Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional...

Reactive Statement of Greenpeace Southeast Asia to the climate plans of the oil...

Press release | October 16, 2015 at 14:44

Manila, 16 October, 2015—The climate plans that will be released today by the oil majors – Shell, BP, BG Group, Saudi Aramco, Sinopec, Pemex, Total, and ENI [1] – make a mockery of the global efforts to address climate change. False solutions...

Activists bring coal supply to a standstill at massive Indonesian power plant

Press release | May 15, 2016 at 12:39

Jakarta, 15 May 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia activists today climbed the cranes of two grab-type ship unloaders, blocking the supply of coal for the Cirebon Coal Power Plant. The protest in Indonesia, the world’s second biggest exporter of coal,...

Greenpeace welcomes moves to reduce coal use in the Philippines

Press release | May 30, 2016 at 15:09

Manila, 30 May 2016 - Greenpeace Philippines welcomed the Climate Change Commission recently released Commission Resolution 2016-001, which calls for a "national policy review” of the country’s energy policy in order to reduce the country’s...

将火扑灭,遏止霾害

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

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Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

將火撲滅,遏止霾害

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

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Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi.

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

Hentikan Kebakaran. Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi

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Hentikan Kebakaran. Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi

Put the fires out. Stop the ‘Haze Wave’ from coming back.

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

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Haze, Tigers, Forests and Singapore...

Action | October 21, 2013 at 0:00

Stand with Southeast Asia! Save our forests!

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Save Our Paradise. No More Oil Spill

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

PPT must be held accountable for this destructive oil spill, pay full reparations to affected communities and the Thai government must take measures to ensure no oil company can put our oceans, our future, at risk again

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PPT must be held accountable for this destructive oil spill, pay full reparations to affected communities and the Thai government must take measures to ensure no oil company can put our oceans, our future, at risk again

Energy and water security for a robust, green economy

Feature story | March 22, 2014 at 8:00

Each year that World Water Day is celebrated, we get an opportunity to focus global attention on the importance of water and the need to ensure that this seriously imperilled resource is sustainably managed.

Shell “knew of climate change danger” since 1991 - Greenpeace response

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 14:23

Manila, Philippines- A film in 1991, produced by Shell, shows that the oil giant has long known about the catastrophic risks of climate change.

ASEAN: Environmental Rights = Human Rights

Action | November 16, 2012 at 12:07

Urge ASEAN to protect our environmental rights.

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Ban Ki-moon receives names of six million people calling for protection of the Arctic

Press release | September 19, 2014 at 19:17

New York, 19 September 2014 - In advance of the UN Climate Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted a six million signature petition from Greenpeace calling for long term protection of the region [1].

Singapore Haze

Press release | November 7, 2014 at 16:21

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has taken the opportunity of a roundtable event to call on Singapore and Indonesia to work together on solutions to what has become a recurrent regional scourge: the annual choking haze from fires burning in forest and...

IOI's RSPO complaint resolved, but environmental and human rights abuses continue

Press release | December 2, 2016 at 23:22

Jakarta, 2 December 2016. Greenpeace has warned that environmental and human rights abuses are still endemic in the IOI Group’s supply chain, even though AidEnvironment’s complaint against the palm oil trader has been resolved. [1]

Stronger ASEAN action needed as region braces for more extreme weather

Press release | September 22, 2014 at 12:00

MANILA, 22 September 2014—Southeast Asia’s worst weather calamities in the last decade cost the region tens of thousands of lives and more than USD 4 billion annually[1], an NGO group revealed today.

Research from Harvard reveals health impacts of Indonesia’s coal plants

Press release | August 12, 2015 at 16:08

Jakarta, Indonesia - Existing coal plants in Indonesia cause an estimated 7,100 premature deaths every year according to research by Harvard University and Greenpeace Southeast Asia – the first of its kind to look at illness and deaths associated...

Point of No Return in pictures

Feature story | January 23, 2013 at 20:00

The world is quickly reaching a point of no return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Continuing on the current course will make it difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the widespread and catastrophic impacts of climate...

Coal expansion in Vietnam could claim 25,000 lives per year

Press release | September 30, 2015 at 16:00

Hanoi - Existing coal plants in Vietnam cause an estimated 4,300 premature deaths every year, which can be avoided by switching to renewable energy, according Harvard University research presented at ‘Coal and Coal Power: The Unknowns’ conference...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Comment on Wilmar’s ‘No Deforestation’ Progress Report

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 20:00

Jakarta, 21 January 2016 — Commenting on palm oil trader Wilmar’s ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy’ progress report, Greenpeace Indonesia campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said:

Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

Press release | June 2, 2017 at 12:35

Amsterdam-- Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition.

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]

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | January 13, 2017 at 14:46

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

Cancelling Myanmar’s new coal plants could save 7,100 lives a year

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 13:30

Yangon, 4 May 2017 - Approximately 7,100 lives could be saved every year if Myanmar cancels its massive plan to build coal-fired power plants, and instead invest on renewable energy to meet the country’s electricity demand. This is according to...

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Hub | November 9, 2010 at 17:43

ASEAN: Environmental Rights = Human Rights

Press release | November 16, 2012 at 12:09

“Integration should not come at the price of environmental ruin and human rights,” ASEAN youths stated today at the eve of the opening of the 21st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The youth are urging...

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Remind ASEAN leaders that environmental rights—the right to clean water, air and a healthy environment—are human rights, too.

GAR Needs to Step Up Efforts

Press release | November 13, 2014 at 17:30

Given growing public concern about the impact of deforestation on the climate, wildlife and forest communities, scores of international consumer companies have commitments to use deforestation-free palm oil. Producer companies such as Golden Agri...

3M, Banks Pressure APRIL Over Deforestation

Press release | March 9, 2015 at 18:36

Jakarta, 9 March 2015 – Singapore-based pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) and its parent group, Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) are under pressure after “Post-It Notes” maker 3M became the latest company to suspend...

Comment on Golden Agri Resources progress

Press release | May 21, 2015 at 18:28

In 2011, after pressure from Greenpeace, customers and other NGOs, GAR announced a Forest Conservation Policy that aims to protect forests and peatlands in its estates. While GAR at the time was the first company to publish such a commitment, at...

Greenpeace commends APRIL's new forest policy and calls for govt support

Press release | June 3, 2015 at 1:40

Greenpeace commends APRIL and calls on government to support environment, communities and progressive companies with forest sector reform Jakarta: APRIL, one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has today announced an end to...

Transparency Crucial to Prevent Forest Fires; FOI Case Aims to End Map Secrecy

Press release | November 12, 2015 at 12:00

Jakarta, 12 Nov 2015 — Greenpeace accompanied by public interest lawyers today announced a legal case demanding the government make public detailed digital maps of who controls Indonesia’s forest areas. Greenpeace’s official request to put this...

the true test of Jokowi’s climate commitment

Press release | November 30, 2015 at 23:50

Paris, 30 November 2015 - Greenpeace welcomed President Joko Widodo’s promise in Paris to end Indonesia’s recurring forest and peat fires, which regularly made the country the world’s worst carbon polluter in recent months. However, success...

Peat Restoration Agency Welcomed

Press release | January 15, 2016 at 19:30

Jakarta, 15 January 2016 - Greenpeace welcomes the establishment of a Peat Restoration Agency for Indonesia, and the appointment of environment activist Nazir Foead to lead the initiative. If peat protection regulations are sufficiently...

Norwegian Funding for Indonesian Peat Protection

Press release | February 4, 2016 at 16:30

Jakarta, 4 February 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia welcomes news that the Indonesia-Norway bilateral partnership on climate and forests will support the newly created Peatland Restoration Agency, and urges the government to set the Agency an...

RSPO to Recertify IOI Group: Response

Press release | August 5, 2016 at 18:31

Jakarta, August 5, 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said: “Re-certifying the IOI group on the basis of unreliable promises, without waiting for verified action on the ground is risky and counter-productive. It...

Concrete action needed to protect critical peat landscape

Press release | March 29, 2017 at 23:30

Ketapang / Jakarta, March 29, 2017 - Peatland violations committed by the logging company PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa (MPK) in Sungai Putri forest, have resulted in an investigation carried by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. After...

Six Years of Moratorium

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 17:30

Jakarta, 4 May 2017 – During the six years since its declaration, the area protected under Indonesia’s moratorium on new licenses in primary forest and peatland has undergone ten revisions, which saw it cut by 2.7 million hectares, an area around...

Solution to Indonesian forest fires and climate change

Press release | November 27, 2015 at 14:00

Palangkaraya, Indonesia, 27 November 2015 — Greenpeace together with CIMTROP and SOB today took bold direct action showing the way towards a future grounded in rainforest and peatland restoration, tackling the causes of this year’s disastrous...

Response to IOI Group policy from Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 23:34

Jakarta, 16 August, 2016 -- The IOI Group published a new Palm Oil Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Implementation Plan on 8 August 2016. Greenpeace Indonesia provided several rounds of feedback on earlier drafts of the policy. Despite...

Statement on IOI’s response to 'A Deadly Trade-Off' report

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 16:57

Greenpeace’s most recent report into the IOI Group, 'A Deadly Trade-Off', found that IOI had been supplying the global market with palm oil from third party palm oil suppliers linked to human rights abuses, deforestation and peatland degradation.

Enlightenment Moment as Greenpeace lights up Borobodur temple

Press release | October 29, 2012 at 14:27

Greenpeace last night lit up the ancient temple of Borobudur on the outskirts of Yogyakarta--a UNESCO World Heritage site--using only renewable energy.

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...

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