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Statement regarding CIB - FSC certification

Publication | 29 May, 2006 at 11:33

A big step forward but unresolved sawmill and governance issues threaten credibility of FSC certificate.

Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Press release | 18 August, 2014 at 8:30

Amsterdam, 18 August 2014 – Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India’s call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine...

Victory for Mahan as Indian government pulls disputed forest from auction

Press release | 20 March, 2015 at 12:57

New Delhi, 20 March 2015 – A forest block at the centre of a landmark legal victory for Greenpeace India over the government has been withdrawn from auction after years of campaigning.

Murder of human rights activist in the DRC

Press release | 8 June, 2010 at 13:30

Greenpeace unreservedly condemns the murder of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Executive Director of the Congolese human rights organisation, La Voix des Sans Voix (VSV), who was found dead in his car in Kinshasa on Wednesday June 2, 2010. We extend...

Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report

Publication | 2 December, 2015 at 12:00

In September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) announced the publication of a new Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report. This is the country’s official report to the UNFCCC, establishing baseline...

Orgullosos de formar parte de la resolución del FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

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Indonesia's Forests and Peatlands

Publication | 25 February, 2011 at 18:44

A new moratorium on forest destruction in Indonesia, due to be announced in days, will fail to protect vital rainforests unless urgent action is taken to increase its coverage, new maps by Greenpeace reveal.

RSPO letters

Publication | 23 September, 2010 at 6:00

Late last night, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) published three letters to Indonesian palm oil giant, Sinar Mas, on its website, which state that the company has repeatedly violated the RSPO’s core Principles and Criteria. In the...

REDD: Safeguards

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 11:36

“We cannot fall into the trap of looking at forests through only one lens: carbon.”- Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | 15 April, 2010 at 16:50

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

'Inception' Star Marion Cotillard's other new film

Feature story | 22 July, 2010 at 10:45

Oscar-winning French actress, Marion Cotillard, has long been a supporter of the environment - and of Greenpeace. Last month, she travelled with us to the heart of the Congo rainforests to bear witness to the plundering of this ancient forest.

Congo's forest protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Feature story | 4 December, 2009 at 0:00

As Barack Obama prepares to pick up a Peace Prize he's yet to earn, a truly deserving activist collects the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work to save the forests of the Congo.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 0:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark announces new paper policy

Feature story | 5 August, 2009 at 0:00

It is finally time to celebrate a major victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark has, as a result of public pressure, released a new environmental fibre policy that governs how it will help conserve forests and support sustainable forestry...

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 14:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 16:15

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | 10 November, 2008 at 0:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam (UPDATED!)

Feature story | 21 August, 2007 at 0:00

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the...

Finland receives Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 27 September, 2006 at 0:00

In the decades between the 1950s and 1970s birch trees in Finland were considered 'flora non grata' by foresters as they weren't commercially useful. They were routinely cut down and poisoned to reduce their numbers. In some areas, the Finns even...

Activists intimidated as logging company reacts violently to peaceful approach

Feature story | 31 May, 2006 at 0:00

True to form, Asia's biggest logging company, Rimbunan Hijau (RH), intimidated and detained six of our activists who attempted to present them with a ‘Golden Chainsaw’ award for forest destruction.

Samba in the Forest: two steps backward, one step forward.

Feature story | 14 February, 2006 at 0:00

An area twice the size of Belgium has been given greater protection in the Amazon after a Presidential decree. This is around the same area of the Amazon that was lost to deforestation over the past three years.

Jaguars roar into action

Feature story | 29 August, 2005 at 0:00

In Argentina precious forest is being bulldozed at a rate of a soccer pitch area every three minutes - all for soya crops to feed pigs and chickens in Europe and China. We are out to stop this destruction with the Greenpeace Jaguar team.

EU Forest Crime Scene

Feature story | 11 May, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace Forest Crimes Unit have descended on the swanky refurbished EU buildings in Brussels after undercover investigations revealed that wood used in their renovation originated from companies associated with the illegal and destructive...

Clearcut at forestry congress

Feature story | 22 September, 2003 at 0:00

The UN-sponsored World Forestry Congress is underway in Quebec City, Quebec, and today arriving delegates were greeted with a "clear cut" of tree stumps, as part of Greenpeace's work at the conference to highlight how Canadian forests are being...

Paper exports drive forest destruction

Feature story | 2 May, 2003 at 0:00

Activists from nine countries protested the import of paper from the last ancient forests of Finland onboard the freighter "Finnhawk" in the Baltic Sea near Luebeck, Germany. The Finnish government continues to log Finland's rare and vulnerable...

Illegal logs seized in the Amazon

Feature story | 22 September, 2002 at 0:00

After only three days, the river blockade mounted by local communities in the Amazon has stopped two illegal logging barges carrying over 200 logs. The barges have been impounded and the owner fined almost 200,000 Brazilian Reals - nearly US$ 60,000.

NAFTA to study GMO contamination

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

The genetic contamination of maize in Mexico's Oaxaca state is a serious hazard for biodiversity in this region, a world centre of genetic diversity for the crop. Now a commission of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) has agreed to study...

Mahogany shipment blocked

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today temporarily blockaded and closed the warehouses of Red Madeiras Tropicais (Red Rainforest Timber) in the Paraná state of Brazil.

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 15:31

Porto do Moz, Brazil, 4 April 2012 - Greenpeace today joined 300 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in a floating general assembly on the Jaraucu River to demand an end to forest destruction in the Verde Para Sempre Extractive Reserve (1).

Oakland Institute, Greenpeace expose New York investors’ land grab in Cameroon

Press release | 5 September, 2012 at 15:53

Oakland, USA, 5 September, 2012 – An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon.

Illegal genetically engineered maize let loose in Europe

Press release | 9 May, 2007 at 19:57

The Dutch Food Safety Authority (VWA) announced today that it is recalling part of a cargo containing illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) maize imported from the United States of America. The VWA has also announced that it will step up...

Greenpeace reveals that production of magazines and packaging linked to destruction...

Press release | 22 March, 2007 at 0:00

The world's largest paper company, Stora Enso, and one of Europe's largest pulp producers, Botnia, today stand accused of destroying huge tracts of Europe's last remaining ancient forests to make paper for well-known magazines, photocopy paper...

EU President implicated in Forest Crimes

Press release | 19 September, 2006 at 0:00

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 Finnish State.

Forest Stewardship Council wins award for leading role in forest management

Press release | 15 December, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace congratulated the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for winning the prestigious 'Alcan Prize for Sustainability' today (1). The FSC was awarded one million USD for the contribution it has made towards improving forest management around...

Will Ministers act to protect life on earth?

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Ministers of Environment from all over the world gathered today in Kuala Lumpur during the Summit for Life on Earth-the UN meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As environment negotiations reach a critical stage it is up to...

Greenpeace Quarantines Genetically Engineered Wheat in Canada

Press release | 5 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action this morning to prevent commercialisation of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Canada. Greenpeace volunteers have quarantined the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba. Four activists...

The world's ancient forests threatened by European governments and banks

Press release | 16 May, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today continued their protest in France this morning by bringing all timber activities in Sète Harbour to a halt when they chained themselves to the entrance to the harbour and unfurled a banner that read "France official...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 9:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 18:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires

Blog entry by Zamzami | 7 October, 2015 1 comment

The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. I flew from Jakarta and landed in the city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, in...

“My land is not for sale.” One First Nation’s fight to save ancestral forest

Blog entry by Marie Moucarry | 24 September, 2015 3 comments

The Broadback Valley is one of the last intact forests in Quebec, Canada. For hundreds of kilometres, there’s not a road, not a clearcut, not a mine, not a power line, not a pipeline…just pure wilderness. And without protection,...

Proud to be part of FSC at its best

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s adoption of its commitment to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). The decision was made – some entertainment thrown in – at the last FSC General...

FSC doing its part to protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 11 September, 2015

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the last Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) general assembly in September 2014, where over 90% of the membership voted to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). This was an important step for...

How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

Blog entry by Achmad Saleh Suhada | 21 August, 2015 1 comment

The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'. In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest...

Company destroys plantations to protect forest

Blog entry by Awang Kuswara | 13 August, 2015

This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction. “First they ignore...

US pharmacy giant making wrong choice for the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

Inhale, exhale. The Boreal Forest impacts every breath you take. Spanning North America, Russia, Japan and Scandinavia, the Boreal is the world's largest carbon absorbing ecosystem, purifying the air you breathe and keeping the...

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 17 July, 2015 1 comment

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote about the need for Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

Why FSC's move to protect Intact Forest Landscapes is key for the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 3 July, 2015

In September 2014, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members voted with an overwhelming majority at their General Assembly to protect "the vast majority" of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) in and around FSC certified forest...

#NutellaGate and the trade in deforestation

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 18 June, 2015

By now you may have heard of #NutellaGate . Yesterday, the French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urged people concerned about global warming and deforestation to stop eating Nutella because the famous chocolate and hazelnut...

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