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What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 16:14

The "Governors' Climate and Forest task force" (GCF) - initiated by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - is meeting in Chiapas State, Mexico to discuss the future of forests.

Food and drinks giant Nestlé to stop using products from rainforest destruction

Press release | 17 May, 2010 at 7:13

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and drinks company, announced today that it will stop using products that come from rainforest destruction. The move follows a two month Greenpeace campaign that exposed Nestlé’s use of palm oil in products like...

Why we leaked hundreds of pages of a secret trade deal that threatens our rights and...

Blog entry by Shira Stanton and Sebastian Bock | 23 June, 2017

Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now. Chances are that the planned trade deal between the European Union and Japan...

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Multimedia hub | 15 April, 2010 at 12:30

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Museum built from Amazon destruction

Press release | 20 October, 2005 at 0:00

At 10.00am this morning, forty one Greenpeace activists sealed the entrance to Madrid's prestigious Queen Sofia Museum (Reina Sofia), and declared it an ancient forest crime scene. The activists hung a banner in front of the museum reading...

Forest Rescue Station set up in Finnish Lapland

Press release | 2 March, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace today announced that it would be stepping up its campaign to protect remaining ancient forests in Finland by establishing a Forest Rescue Station in the last Sámi reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This follows the Finnish...

Greenpeace demands Malaysian government to stop criminal Ramin trade

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and global trade of Ramin timber at the international meeting of...

Rainbow Warrior Arrives in Indonesia

Press release | 21 January, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace Flagship SV Rainbow Warrior arrived in Jakarta for the first time yesterday to commence the Asia-Pacific leg of its global campaign to protect the environment.  Greenpeace is being hosted in Jakarta by WALHI - Friends of the Earth...

Gucci “bag” a new kind of eco-luxury

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 13 March, 2013

Every time I meet someone and let them know that I work for Greenpeace they usually picture me with a helmet on my head, hanging from a rope or under the pressure of a water hydrant in the middle of the ocean. And every time I arrange...

Green gloves take over Italy challenging the fashion industry

Blog entry by Esperanza Mora | 7 March, 2013

On Saturday, Greenpeace Italy activists challenged the fashion industry on the streets of 24 Italian cities, including Milan, Florence and Rome. Following events held at the Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, Greenpeace...

Pointing fashion brands in the right direction

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 February, 2013 3 comments

Greenpeace Italy activists this morning covered the famous sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, also known as "The Finger”, with a giant green glove. Activists surrounded the base of the sculpture and unfurled a banner with the message:...

A green catwalk in Milan

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 20 February, 2013

The Milan Fashion Show, one of the world’s top haute couture spots, has had an unexpected and green start this year as Greenpeace Italy activists unveiled a ‘vertical catwalk’ on the façade of the splendid Sforzesco Castle. ...

Rice Industry in Crisis

Publication | 6 February, 2007 at 9:31

Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered riceafter contamination of the global food supply chain

The Baltic Sea - A Roadmap to Recovery

Publication | 7 June, 2006 at 0:00

This report describes the poor environmental state of the Baltic Sea today and identifies the European Marine Strategy, and the associated proposal for a Directive, as the key political process that could reverse the Baltic's decline. The...

Forests for Climate - fact sheet

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 20:05

Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forests is a key part of the solution 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...

Forests for Climate - brochure (2nd edition)

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 0:00

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. If countries commit to...

Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism (TDERM): A Discussion Paper

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 0:00

Tropical deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, threatens biological diversity, and has devastating impacts upon forest dependent peoples. Human induced climate change is projected to cause significant adverse effects on...

Good Deal for Forests

Publication | 30 November, 2011 at 12:54

Why protecting tropical forests is vital to tackling climate change

Durban COP Position Paper

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:41

A green energy revolution is happening. A critical and rapidly growing mass of people, companies, cities and private initiatives are taking on the climate challenge, investing and modernizing their lives and leading their businesses and the...

REDD: Safeguards

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:02

The Cancun agreement lists seven safeguards in accordance with which REDD+ activities are to be undertaken, and which are to be promoted and supported:

REDD: Reference Levels

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:29

Decisions made on reference levels will in large part determine whether REDD will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change. National reference levels that incentivise real permanent emission reductions from...

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | 27 November, 2011 at 18:50

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | 11 December, 2011 at 4:46

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

Good Unilever palm oil statement

Feature story | 1 May, 2008 at 0:00

Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be bounced into taking action, Unilever boss, Patrick Cescau performed a swift about turn today and announced that his company is supporting our call for a moratorium – a complete halt – on...

Palm oil blockade

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 0:00

(UPDATED - see below) With a banner reading 'Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate' the Rainbow Warrior has anchored next to a palm oil tanker blocking it in port. Our ship is stationed close enough to the tanker that the tug boats can't get it out...

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

Activists trapped by loggers

Feature story | 18 October, 2007 at 0:00

Eight Greenpeace activists trapped in a Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) office, for nearly two days, have finally managed to escape. Our team was forced to seek refuge in the Ibama Amazon base, after loggers blocked them from...

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 0:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 0:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | 10 January, 2007 at 0:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 0:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

Notorious 'blood-timber' trader found guilty

Feature story | 7 June, 2006 at 0:00

In a verdict that will have far reaching implications for the international timber trade, a judge in The Hague has found a former timber trader and arms dealer guilty of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia and sentenced him to a maximum of 8...

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | 12 April, 2006 at 0:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

Action Anxiety

Feature story | 17 March, 2006 at 10:58

Elvis had it right in 1968 when he sang the line, 'a little less conversation, a little more action.' Welcome to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), due to kick-off next week in Brazil.

Rice at risk

Feature story | 16 October, 2004 at 0:00

Rice has been a grown around the world for over 10,000 years, it is cultivated in 113 countries and 3000 million people rely on it as a staple food. All of this is in danger as the spectre of genetic engineering creeps up on the planet's most...

One fish, two fish, glofish?

Feature story | 20 January, 2004 at 0:00

The biotechnology industry has struggled for the last twenty years to come up with products that work, and propaganda to sell those products. Remember the FlavrSavr tomato, the first genetically engineered (GE) food product designed to ripen on...

Soya blazes through the Amazon

Feature story | 12 December, 2003 at 0:00

It was a beautiful star gazing night last night and almost everyone was out on deck. The moon rose late and the lights on deck were off because we are in transit. In the distance, against the silhouette of the forest, there was an orange glow.

Welcome to a warmer world

Feature story | 6 August, 2003 at 0:00

Last year parts of Europe were experiencing the worst flooding for hundreds of years. Now Europe is sweltering in a continent-wide heat wave and fatal forest fires. This extreme weather is set to become more common as climate change gathers pace.

Forest protection report card

Feature story | 8 April, 2003 at 0:00

After a long and intense struggle by environmentalists world-wide, the British Columbia government agreed to protect 20 of the Great Bear Rainforest's most ecologically important valleys from all industrial activity. Another 68 valleys were...

The ingredients are hidden, but the companies can't hide

Feature story | 17 January, 2003 at 0:00

Genetically engineered food products will not be able to hide much longer in the largest food market in the world. Many Chinese do not even know they are being sold GE products, but a new poll shows they want a choice and some are even willing to...

Bush suppresses GE crop warnings

Feature story | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

Monsanto and the US Government have been telling the world that genetically engineered crops pose no contamination threat to natural indigenous species. But Greenpeace has learned from a leaked report that NAFTA disagrees and is recommending...

UK seize illegal timber

Feature story | 18 March, 2004 at 0:00

We are demanding that the UK Government seize a huge cargo of illegal timber that arrived at London's Tilbury docks on 18th March. The timber is from Indonesia's rainforests, where illegal logging is threatening orang-utans and tigers.

Illegal log vessel expelled in Indonesia

Feature story | 24 February, 2004 at 0:00

Thanks to the Rainbow Warrior's persistence in monitoring the waters in Central Kalimantan, the Indonesian Navy has today expelled an illegal log vessel owned by the Vietnamese government.

Dolphins die in trawler nets

Feature story | 26 January, 2004 at 0:00

Torn fins, lacerated flanks, broken beaks, a slow death by drowning and being washed ashore. This is the fate of thousands of dolphins in some north Atlantic fisheries during the winter. Why? All as unnecessary and avoidable by-catch of the...

Living artwork defies Bush attack on Greenpeace

Feature story | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration. Supporters of the international...

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 0:00

Three hundred year old trees logged to make paper? Yes, it happens all the time, but it doesn't have to. Ecologically sound alternatives are there for the choosing. The Forest Guardians paper project is about advocating for these choices - for...

Boreal forests flushed away

Feature story | 19 September, 2003 at 0:00

Crowning the Earth and stretching across Russia and Canada, is a wide expanse of forest that comprises the largest ecosystem in the world - the Boreal forest. This northern treasure is a unique mixture of conifers and deciduous trees interspersed...

Monsanto's seeds of destruction

Feature story | 18 August, 2003 at 0:00

Mexicans are being forced to swallow Monsanto's seeds of destruction, while back in the US, Monsanto is not allowed to grow its genetically engineered (GE) cotton for fear of GE contamination. To expose this double standard our activists blocked...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 0:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 0:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

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