Global Warming

Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Read more

Genetic Engineering

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality.Read more

Toxics

Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Read more

Forests

Throughout the world, ancient forests are in crisis. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are also under threat. But the news is not all bad. There is a last chance to protect these forests and the life they support. Read more

The latest updates

 

What will courage look like in 2017?

Blog entry by Johanna Carissa Fernandez | December 30, 2016 1 comment

Almost everyone I know (including myself) is eager to see the end of 2016. To say it’s been turbulent is an understatement, what with the bad news that rushed in all year round, interspersed with even more bad news, controversies, and...

2016: Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 21, 2016

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

So long as there is Climate Change, every day is Human Rights Day

Blog entry by Yeb Saño | December 10, 2016 1 comment

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day  pilgrimage  from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

It's your time to #RiseAbove!

Blog entry by Maica Quitain | December 6, 2016

Courageous people are bringing unprecedented legal actions to rise above the challenge of climate crisis and its impacts on their lives and future generations. We challenge you to take it up a notch for International Human Rights Day...

Is The Future Calling?

Blog entry by Fiona Jade Lim | December 5, 2016

Job well done, Greenpeace! One of their global campaigns is to have interconnected ocean sanctuaries and Cebu led the call for national protection of sharks in the Philippines . Milestones like this look and sound easy to accomplish...

What will it take to protect the world’s fish and oceans for future generations?

Blog entry by Cat Dorey | December 3, 2016

I don’t speak tuna . And I fear my ability to sign in shark could be fatally misconstrued. But next week when people from all around the Pacific and beyond meet in Fiji to discuss the future of fisheries in the region, our finned...

Dos and Don'ts for Protesting Safely

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | November 30, 2016

Know your right first and foremost. The right to assembly does not actually guarantee you that you can gather anywhere you want. Choose public spaces to limit government agents, e.g., crowd control police, from infringing on peaceful...

The world unites, vulnerable countries inspire – but there’s hard work ahead

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | November 18, 2016

I have attended countless UN Climate conferences during the past two decades, but Marrakech will be among the more memorable, and not just because there was a  sense of renewed determination here in the face of the election of Donald...

Annual Report 2015

Publication | November 17, 2016 at 15:27

Greenpeace Southeast Asia was founded in 2000 in response to rampant environmental degradation brought about by unfettered development in the region.

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