45 results found
 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Outsourcing Hot Air

Publication | 23 September, 2012 at 14:00

The success of REDD+ depends on its ability to deliver real, additional and permanent reductions in deforestation and forest degradation in a manner that protects biodiversity and fully respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local...

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...

Forests & People First

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 14:00

Since COP16 in Cancún, governments have agreed that safeguards are required for the implementation of REDD+. They are indispensable, both to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of REDD+ and to ensure coherence with international standards...

REDD: Reference Levels

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 13:48

Decisions made on reference levels will play a large part in determining whether REDD –Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation - will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change.

REDD: Safeguards

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 13:36

“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

Greenpeace position on Reference Levels for REDD

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 11:00

The 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Protection Money

Publication | 23 November, 2010 at 10:00

How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.

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...

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...

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...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 3:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards 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...

Governments commit USD 4 billion for forest and climate protection

Press release | 27 May, 2010 at 17:31

Oslo, 27 May 2010 -- Welcoming today's announcement by seven wealthy nations that they will provide USD 4 billion to help avert runaway climate change by preventing deforestation (1), responsible for up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas...

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...

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...

National Forest Fund Approaches

Publication | 3 November, 2009 at 18:20

Deforestation, particularly in the tropics, contributes almost a fifth of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to climate change and an effective financial mechanism to help nations protect their forests essential to a successful climate deal.

Making REDD Work

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

The Nature Conservancy's Relections on their Experience with Policy and Practice regarding the REDD mechanism for protecting forests.

The Economics of 2C and REDD in Carbon Markets

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

Greenpeace summary of KEA3 report: 'REDD and the effort to limit global warming to 2°C: Implications for including REDD credits in the international carbon market'

Assessment of Existing Global Financial Initiatives and Monitoring Aspects of Carbon...

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

Focali (Forest, Climate and Livelihood Research Network) report exploring the topic of carbon sinks in forest ecosystems, focusing on the issue of REDD.

Forest Fires in the Amazon

Image | 8 October, 2009 at 2:00

A view from the airplane of man made forest fires to clear land for cattle and farming, near the BR 163 road and the Flona do Trairao (Trairao National Forest). West of Itaituba National Forest.

Cattle Ranching in Para State, Brazil

Image | 5 September, 2009 at 2:00

Espíritu Santo Cattle Ranching, Para State, Brazil.

Cattle Ranching

Image | 26 August, 2009 at 18:22

A rancher on horse guides his cattle on a road. Cattle ranching is the primary driver of forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon, with 79.5 per cent of deforested land used for cattle pastures.

Cattle paths on a field in the Amazon

Image | 13 August, 2009 at 18:57

Aerial view of cattle in the facilities of

Image | 13 August, 2009 at 18:55

Cattle Ranching in Brazil

Image | 5 July, 2009 at 17:56

Vale Verde Cattle Farm, Para State, Brazil.

Forest fires to clear land for cattle

Image | 9 June, 2009 at 18:17

Smoke from man made forest fires to clear land for cattle or crops.

Cattle farm at Estancia Bahia, Brazil

Image | 9 June, 2009 at 17:55

Greenpeace Summary of the ¨REDD from the Conservation Perspective¨ report

Publication | 2 June, 2009 at 20:00

Conclusions and Recommendations on the report commissioned by Greenpeace from the University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest Policy.

REDD From the Conservation Perspective

Publication | 2 June, 2009 at 20:00

Pitfalls and Opportunities for mutually addressing climate change and biodiversity conservation

Forets pour le Climat: Un mecanisme hybride pour financer REDD

Publication | 27 April, 2009 at 17:48

French version of the Climate for Forests Report: Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Bosques para el Clima: una propuesta de Greenpeace para desarrollar un enfoque...

Publication | 27 April, 2009 at 17:03

Spanish version of the Forests for Climate Report : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Livestock Farm in Brazil

Image | 7 April, 2009 at 18:50

01 June - Brazil. Cattle from the Amazon heading to a slaughterhouse in Mato Grosso. The cattle industry is the largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil’s main source of CO2 emissions. Read more .

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...

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...

1 - 45 of 45 results.

results per page
10 | 20 | 50