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Last call for the climate: World Bank spells out impact of inaction

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 20 November, 2012 5 comments

This is big. A new report released by the World Bank  describes a world I could live to witness if we continue with our current rate of polluting the atmosphere. It sounds like a Hollywood disaster movie — except that it is...

“We are people already sold” say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International | 6 October, 2011 5 comments

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Saving Sumatra (video)

Video | 16 October, 2010 at 16:00

October 16, 2010 A Greenpeace team flies over Sumatra, Indonesia to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Right now, Indonesia and Norway have a chance to change history and to end the destruction of Indonesia's...

February 15: "Tokyo Two" have pleaded not guilty; Tar Sands Olympics

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 15 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series "Tokyo Two" Greenpeace activists, the "Tokyo Two" have been on trial in Tokyo today, where they have pleaded not guilty. If convicted they could face up to 10 years in prison. We believe the...

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

On 3d December 2009, just a few days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Greenpeace, Global Witness and the Rainforest Fundation delivered an open letter to the World Bank criticising its role in the forest sector in the Democratic Republic...

World Bank withdraws loan to Brazilian cattle giant

Press release | 14 June, 2009 at 0:29

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, has withdrawn a USD 90 million loan to Brazil's cattle giant Bertin. The loan was used for the company to further expand into the Amazon region, which was...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 17:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

Back in April, at the World Bank's spring meeting, there was much talk about the plight of the Congo rainforest. We'd just published a big report detailing how in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) logging titles were being granted in breach...

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