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Greenpeace Praises Timberland’s Policy on Amazon Leather

Media release | July 29, 2009 at 8:16

Washington - Today, Timberland announced a policy agreement with Greenpeace that will help ensure the leather used in the shoe company’s products will not contribute to new deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. The policy makes Timberland the...

Amazon Rainforest

Page | January 16, 2010 at 8:12

The Amazon Rainforest is home to thousands of animal and tree species, making it a biodiversity hotspot. It is also critical in the fight to stop global warming. Since the 1970s, an area of ancient rainforest the size of California has been lost.

Greenpeace’s René Ngongo wins 2009 Right Livelihood Award:

Media release | October 12, 2009 at 18:00

Washington/Kinshasa, October 13, 2009 – Greenpeace Africa Political Advisor, René Ngongo has been awarded the 2009 Right Livelihood Award - commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize" - for championing forest protection and social justice in...

Landmark Forest Protection Deal at Risk from Indonesian Industry

Media release | November 23, 2010 at 15:03

Jakarta, Indonesia, November 23, 2010 – A landmark $1 billion deal between Indonesia and Norway – intended to halt deforestation and reduce carbon emissions – is in danger of being squandered, unless action is taken to protect it from notorious...

Indonesian Forest Ministry halts APRIL’s forest destruction on Kampar

Feature story | November 18, 2009 at 18:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan’s, statement ordering pulp and paper products manufacturing giant APRIL to halt its forest clearing activities on the carbon-rich peatlands of the Kampar Peninsula, Riau,...

Carbon Scam: Noel Kempff Climate Action Project and the Push for Sub-national Forest...

Publication | October 14, 2009 at 18:00

There is widespread agreement that tropical deforestation, which accounts for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, must be halted in order to avoid the catastrophic impacts associated with a 2°C or more rise in global mean temperature.


Page | July 20, 2010 at 20:23

Deforestation and forest degradation are both causes and results of global warming. As humans cut and burn the Earth's remaining ancient forests, massive amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere. As global warming worsens,...

The Economics of Forests and Carbon Markets

Feature story | March 29, 2009 at 18:00

Greenpeace has released a report concluding that the inclusion of forest protection measures in international carbon markets would devalue the price of carbon as much as 75%, effectively neutering efforts to tackle global warming. If we are to...

Sinar Mas - ‘Forest and Climate Criminal’

Feature story | March 18, 2009 at 19:00

Greenpeace activists were brutally kicked and punched when they led a peaceful protest at the headquarters of Indonesia’s largest logging and palm oil company, the Sinar Mas Group, in Jakarta, on March 19th. Greenpeace is demanding a halt to...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | January 28, 2009 at 18:00

Between 1990 and 2003, Brazil’s cattle herd more than doubled from 26.6 million to 64 million head of cattle. © GreenpeaceAt the World Social Forum in Belém, in the heart of the Amazon, we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the...

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