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What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 18:14

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.

There are no trees in the Arctic

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 10 December, 2013

Well, some people will say, there certainly are trees in the Arctic region. So maybe the title should say that there are no trees at the North Pole. But what have trees to do with Greenpeace’s campaign to stop reckless drilling for...

Forests & People first

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf | 28 June, 2012

This may be one of the nerdiest Greenpeace blogs you’ve ever read. I’m in Columbia, in a big conference center, where people talk all day long. Is this how we save the forest, you ask? Shouldn’t I be on a speed boat blocking timber...

Why California should not be allowed to outsource Hot Air

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace Forests Campaigner | 7 May, 2013

This week Greenpeace and other leading environmental groups including Sierra Club California, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, and Friends of the Earth sent a letter  to California...

Pushing problems from the North to the South is not a forest solution

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 27 September, 2012

Greenpeace wants to see a world where deforestation is a dirty word and where polluters can’t hide by buying dubious forest offset credits. Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger initiated the Governors’ Climate and...

Countries need to fight for the climate, not for commas

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 2 December, 2012 1 comment

We are here at the 18th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Or in short, COP18 to the UNFCCC if you follow those things on Twitter. This is my first COP. I am 26 and it is hard to...

As we strive for Zero Deforestation – rates in the Amazon reach a record low

Blog entry by Laura K. | 3 December, 2010

An aerial view of the Cuniua river in the Amazon rainforest. Image: Russel Monk / Greenpeace This week saw a historic moment in the campaign to save the Amazon rainforest: rates of deforestation there have fallen to a record low...

Papua New Guinea Awarded Golden Chainsaw Award!

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 25 October, 2010 2 comments

Sam Moko (right) presents Federica Bietta, Papua New Guinea's representative to forests and climate negotiations with Greenpeace's "Golden Chainsaw" award in Nagoya, Japan this morning Today I gave Greenpeace’s Golden Chainsaw...

Ancient Traditions, Modern Politics & the Future of Forests in Cancun

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | 9 December, 2010

The tangled jungle had grown up and over the pyramid so thoroughly, I didn’t see it until I was standing at its base.  Looking up its steep slopes, I was overcome with a sense of history both human and natural.  How long ago was...

Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 3 December, 2010 2 comments

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 14 October, 2010 3 comments

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

2011: The year of forests for people – and people for forests

Blog entry by John Bowler | 2 February, 2011 4 comments

Greenpeace activists work with the Deni people of the Amazon. Image: Greenpeace / Daniel Beltrá The United Nations has labelled 2011 the International Year of Forests. The slogan is “Celebrating Forests for People”. It's a nice...

A good REDD deal is a green light for forest protection

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2 December, 2010 3 comments

See the original on the Huffington Post Orang-utans are victims of forest destruction in the Indonesian rainforests as their habitat is cleared by industries like palm, pulp and paper. Image: Will Rose / Greenpeace The...

Govs show Indonesian forests the money: 4 billion fund for forest protection

Blog entry by Laura K. | 28 May, 2010 5 comments

Indonesian forests got some love and some money this week. The money came in the form of a 4 billion USD fund contributed to by seven wealthy countries - US, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Japan and France - to be used for forest...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | 25 October, 2010 5 comments

( Watch ' Saving Sumatra' ) Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of...

The Three "Ands"

Blog entry by mikeg | 16 December, 2009 1 comment

As Jamie reported yesterday, nongovernmental organization (NGO) delegations inside the Bella Center may have been dramatically reduced, but that doesn’t mean they can exclude our voice. We’re running lean, mean operations both inside...

Nuclear News for January 27th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 28 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: International Herald Tribune: Siemens pulls out of nuclear venture with Areva ‘Siemens, the German engineering company, withdrew late Monday from a joint venture...

Code REDD

Blog entry by mikeg | 16 December, 2009 1 comment

Discussions at these climate talks are often in a highly specialized language that some of us like to call “Alphabet Soup” – because it is conducted almost entirely in acronyms. One such cup o’ soup we’ve been hearing a lot about...

Greenpeace Canada: Renewable Power Blocked by Nuclear in Ontario

Blog entry by Justin | 26 January, 2009

Energy Minister George Smitherman is making another good news announcement today on the government’s support for wind power. What Minister Smitherman won’t mention is that he’s capped the development of green energy to make space for...

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