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A Future for Forests

Publication | March 17, 2008 at 0:00

Amazon case study: Action that must be taken to halt deforestation and illegal logging, preserving both forests and climate.

"Finland: Forest crime file"

Publication | January 1, 2002 at 0:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country’s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. A Greenpeace investigation about forests crime in Finland.

"Indonesia : Partners in Crime"

Publication | June 1, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace has been uncovering UK Government and timber trade use of illegal and destructively logged timber from Indonesia’s rainforests. This investigation has taken us from UK Government building sites and Travis Perkins and Jewson warehouses...


Press release | March 17, 2008 at 0:00

Un navire chargé de bois provenant d’entreprises forestières impliquées dans des activités illégales en Amazonie a été immobilisé aujourd’hui en France par des activistes de Greenpeace.(1) Cette action survient alors que la Commission Européenne...

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Press release | November 8, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Plans to increase the use of biofuels in Europe over the next ten years will require up to 69 000 square kilometres of new land worldwide and make climate change worse, a new study reveals today [1]. The report finds...

EU prepares to ban illegal timber destroying forests around the world

Press release | June 16, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace is pleased that after two years of difficult negotiations and seven years after the EU first planned to crack down on illegal timber pouring into the EU market, a ban now seems a step away.

Broken biofuel policies still driving rainforest destruction

Press release | June 10, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — New sustainability guidelines for biofuels in Europe do not go far enough to prevent a dramatic increase in deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The guidelines and an associated certification scheme only address...

Parliament pressures EU governments to ban illegal timber

Press release | May 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament environment committee sent a strong signal to the Council by backing tough measures that would ban illegally logged wood products in the EU, said Greenpeace following a second reading vote in...

Greenpeace protest during Barroso-Lula meeting

Press release | March 19, 2008 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace protested during a meeting in Brazilia between José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, to highlight the joint EU-Brazil responsibility in fuelling the destruction of...


Press release | March 17, 2008 at 0:00

A cargo loaded with timber sourced from companies with links to illegal logging operations in the Amazon was blocked in France today by Greenpeace activists.(1) The action comes as the European Commission is preparing to announce legislation...

EU President implicated in forest crimes: Greenpeace reveals connections with illegal...

Press release | September 19, 2006 at 0:00

Helsinki/Brussels, International — A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the...

Europe must act on forest destruction

Press release | July 2, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace unveiled a 12-metre Amazon tree as part of a multi-media installation by the acclaimed Brazilian artist, Siron Franco,(1) at the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels today. The trunk taken from an area...

Illegal rainforest timber likely used in EU headquarters

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Two-and-a-half years after Greenpeace exposed EU building sites as 'Forest Crime Scenes', the European Commission has admitted that 1000m2 of timber used to renovate the Commission's Berlaymont building came from unknown and...

Carving up the Congo - Part 1

Publication | April 11, 2007 at 0:00

Predictions for future deforestation in Central Africa estimate that by 2050 forest clearance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will release a total of up to 34.4 billion tonnes of CO2, roughly equivalent to the UK’s CO2 emissions...

Italian presidency to tackle EU energy future and genetically modified crops

Publication | June 6, 2014 at 12:33

Italy will take over the six-month presidency of the council of the European Union in July 2014. During these months, a number of important environmental and energy issues will be at the heart of European politics.

Juncker makes controversial choices for Commission environment and energy portfolios

Press release | September 10, 2014 at 13:44

Brussels - Commenting on the choice of candidates for the new Commission led by incoming president Jean-Claude Juncker, Greenpeace EU managing director Mahi Sideridou said:

Environment and fisheries candidate Vella fails to convince

Press release | September 29, 2014 at 16:24

Brussels --- The first of the commissioners’ hearings scheduled over the next two weeks, Karmenu Vella’s performance today raised concerns about the ability of president Juncker’s Commission to play its institutional role of safeguarding...

Concerns remain over Juncker Commission’s commitment to environment

Press release | October 22, 2014 at 14:17

With today’s vote by the European Parliament a new political phase begins in the European Union. The Green 10 alliance of leading environmental organisations calls on President Juncker and his team of Commissioners to give European citizens, and...

Green10 letter on Innovation in EU

Publication | October 17, 2013 at 15:22

A letter from the Green 10 to Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

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