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Conning the Congo

Publication | July 29, 2008 at 18:00

This new investigative report exposes another hidden aspect of export-driven resource extraction in the DRC and the neighboring Republic of the Congo. Internal company documents obtained by Greenpeace International show how the German-owned,...

Illegal Forest Clearance and RSPO Greenwash: Case Studies of Sinar Mas

Publication | December 10, 2009 at 18:00

Indonesian conglomerate, the Sinar Mas group, has extensive interests in both the palm oil and pulp and paper sectors. The company is already well known for its involvement in illegal forest clearance through its pulp and paper subsidiary, Asia...

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | January 29, 2009 at 12:40

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

Forests for Climate - fact sheet

Publication | November 3, 2008 at 18:00

Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forests is key to tackling the climate crisis. Tropical forests, the "lungs of the earth," are giant carbon stores. When they are destroyed through logging or burning, this carbon is released into the...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | November 7, 2007 at 18:00

Every year, 1.9 billion tons of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows how,...

United Plantations certified despite gross violations of RSPO standards

Publication | November 12, 2008 at 18:00

As the palm oil industry celebrates the first RSPO-certified “sustainable” palm oil shipment to European markets this week, Greenpeace research shows that the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification is little more than greenwash.

Forests for Climate - brochure (2nd edition)

Publication | November 3, 2008 at 18:00

Forests for Climate is a landmark proposal for an international funding mechanism to protect tropical forests. The mechanism would become part of the second phase of the Kyoto (post-2012) agreement on climate change.

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