The PNOC announced that they were withdrawing their proposal to construct a coal mine and coal plant in Isabela in a meeting earlier today with Isabela Anti-Coal Mine Mouth Alliance and Greenpeace.
5 April 2009: After our ongoing anti-nukes push in the region,
President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono backed away from longstanding
and highly controversial plans to build a nuclear reactor in one of
the world's most seismically active countries, saying it would
instead develop existing energy sources and explore renewable
alternatives before pursuing the nuclear option.
March 2009: The iconic
Philippine Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province, a UNESCO Living
Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified
organism (GMO)-Free zone. The historic declaration, which is in
line with the province's commitment to preserve the integrity of
the country's most enduring cultural symbol, was enacted by Ifugao
Governor Hon. Teodoro Baguilat Jr. and Banaue Mayor Hon. Lino
Madchiw, with the support of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
December 2008: Less than six months after Greenpeace launched
our campaign for an
Energy [R]evolution in Thailand, we've received confirmation
from the Energy department of Thailand that that the Department of
Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand is
embarking on an ambitious program to increase investments in
research and development of wind, solar, biomass, and other clean
renewable energy sources.
For more information, read "Dawn of an
Energy [R]evolution in Thailand"
November 2008: Thai Rice Exporters Association commits to export
only GE-free rice in a letter they sent to us.
September 29, 2008: Senators in the Philippines finally passed
the Renewable Energy bill, paving the way for enactment of a law
that will allow massive uptake of renewable energy, such as wind
and solar power, to ensure energy security and to combat climate
July 2008: After Greenpeace had been working to support
Tapsakae's environmental protection group's fight to stop the
construction of new 4,000 megawatts coal-fired power plant in
Tapsake district, Prachuab Khiri Khan province, Thailand, the Thai
government, led by Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand
(EGAT) put the project on hold during the Rainbow Warrior's Quit
Coal ship tour in July 2008, where Greenpeace mobilized Tapsakae
form a human banner proclaiming "Quit Coal".
May 2008: After just three weeks of actions, a hugely popular
More and 115,000 online signatures Unilever changes its
position to support a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia
for palm oil plantations. More
July 12, 2006: In a
decisive victory that attests to the growing opposition against
coal in the country, the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) has
conceded to withdraw its plans for an integrated coal mining and
mine-mouth power plant project in Isabela after massive opposition
from Isabela communities and Greenpeace.
June 26, 2006: Dell
has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic
chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival
HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products
greener and help tackle the growing mountain of toxic e-waste.
April 29, 2005: After
persistent online pressure by Greenpeace supporters, Sony Ericsson
announces that it will be phasing out toxic chemicals from its
products, joining Samsung, Nokia, and Sony as among the first clean
October 29, 2004: Greenpeace efforts to achieve
tighter controls on the notorious shipbreaking industry result in
an international agreement to treat obsolete ships as waste. Treaty
commitments by 163 nations can be expected to increase demands for
the decontamination of ships prior to their export to the principal
shipbreaking countries (China, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and
Turkey). The treaty will also create new demand for "green" ship
recycling in developed countries.
October 15, 2004: Greenpeace secures the protection
of the minke whale, the great white shark, and the irrawaddy
dolphin at the Convention on International Trade of Endangered
Species (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand.
March 10, 2004: The
Thai Land Department revokes the deeds of more than 1,300 rai land
designated in the Klong Dan wastewater treatment project, signaling
a victory in the legal battle against land brokers, Palm Beach
Development Klong Dan Marine Fishery, for encroaching upon public
land water sources.
February 20, 2004: 180
governments agree to establish a global network of protected areas
in both sea and land at the Convention on Biological Diversity
(CBD) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2002: The Philippine
government halts plans for a 50 megawatt coal-fired power station
in Pulupandan, province of Negros.
campaigners prevent the construction of coal plants in Bo Nok and
Ban Krut in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.
2001: The Thai
Minister of Public Health announces plans to institute the
mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.
2001: A UN Treaty
banning the use of highly toxic persistent man-made chemicals
(Persistent Organic Pollutants or POPs) is adopted after years of
negotiation and pressure from Greenpeace.
2001: Together with
partner environmental groups and communities, Greenpace
successfully pushes for the approval of the Philippine Ecological
Waste Management Act which mandates the implementation of
front-end strategies, namely waste reduction, separation and
recycling to solve the country's waste crisis.
2000: The Biosafety
Protocol is adopted in Montreal, Canada. It aims to protect the
environment and human health from risks of Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMOs) by controlling the international trade of GMOs.
Greenpeace has campaigned to stop the irreversible release of GMOs
into the environment and to protect biodiversity from genetic
pollution since 1995.
successfully led the campaign to push for the passage of Republic
Act No. 8749, otherwise known as "The Philippine clean Air Act of
1999" which includes an unprecedented national ban against waste
receives the UNEP Ozone Award for the development of Greenfreeze, a
domestic refrigerator free of ozone-depleting and global warming
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is adopted at the
1994: The Basel
Convention is adopted signaling the end of exports of toxic waste
by iindustrialized countries to the developing world.
1993: A permanent ban
is put on dumping of radioactive and industrial wastes at sea.
1990: 39 Antarctic
Treaty signatories agree to a 50-year minimum prohibition on all
mineral exploitation the Antarctic.
1989: The United
Nations places a moratorium on high seas large-scale driftnets.
1989: A UN moratorium
on high seas large-scale driftnets is passed as a response to the
public outrage at indiscriminate fishing practices exposed by
1988: A worldwide ban
on incinerating toxic waste at sea is instituted.
1988: A world-wide ban
on incinerating organochlorine waste at sea is agreed by the London
Dumping Convention following at sea actions by Greenpeace.
1985: French nuclear
testing in the South Pacific again becomes the subject of
international controversy, particularly following the sinking of
Greenpeace's ship, the Rainbow Warrior, by the French Secret
1982: A global whaling
moratorium is adopted by the International Whaling Commission.
actions halt the grey seal slaughter in the Orkney Islands,
1975: France ends
atmospheric nuclear tests in the Pacific.
1972: After the first
Greenpeace action in 1971, the US abandons its nuclear testing
grounds at Amchitka Island, Alaska.