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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...

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.

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

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...

WTO meeting fails the world

Feature story | 14 November, 2001 at 1:00

As trade liberalisation talks ground to a close, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior set sail from offshore the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting site in Doha, Qatar.

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...

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...

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...

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