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Wiping Away the Boreal

Publication | 27 September, 2017 at 15:00

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our wellbeing, we must reduce and ultimately halt our...

Clearcutting Free Speech

Publication | 30 May, 2017 at 17:00

Canada’s Great Northern Forest is an ancient forest, shaped by forces of nature and stewarded by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Also known as Canada’s boreal forest, it has some of the last large expanses of undisturbed natural forest,...

Dirty Bankers

Publication | 17 January, 2017 at 2:00

HSBC, headquartered in the UK, is currently one of the largest providers of financial services to the palm oil industry. HSBC has detailed policies on forestry and agricultural commodities (including specific sections on palm oil). It claims...

Eye on the Taiga

Publication | 6 March, 2017 at 7:00

Human activities are currently driving species to extinction at a rate 1,000 times the average natural rate over the past 65 million years. Habitat loss, including degradation and fragmentation, is the most important cause of this crisis. We must...

Damning the Amazon

Publication | 13 April, 2016 at 10:00

Brazil’s Amazon region, which includes most of the world’s largest remaining area of rainforest, is under attack by uncontrolled economic exploitation. Mainly as a result of industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, mines and infrastructure...

Cutting Deforestation Out Of Palm Oil

Publication | 3 March, 2016 at 7:00

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of...

Burning Issue

Publication | 9 June, 2016 at 2:00

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil company IOI in March 2016 for breaches of RSPO principles. Since its suspension, IOI has lost many of its biggest customers. It responded with a lawsuit against the RSPO,...

Grilling Away the Amazon

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 19:00

In the first evaluation of whether Brazilian supermarkets are ensuring that they are avoiding deforestation in their beef sourcing, the sector is off to a disappointing start: seven supermarkets (representing approximately two-thirds of all...

A Deadly Trade-off

Publication | 27 September, 2016 at 8:00

Over the last two decades, the plantation sector has laid waste to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. Millions of hectares have been destroyed for pulp and oil palm concessions at great cost to wildlife, the climate and people.

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 19:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Under Fire

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 9:00

Indonesia’s fire crisis, the result of decades of wholesale forest and peatland destruction, has put Indonesia’s plantation industries in the global spotlight. Global consumer companies and traders must face up to their role in fuelling this...

The Ramin Paper Trail

Publication | 1 March, 2012 at 8:00

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper's expanding global empire. A year-long investigation by Greenpeace International demonstrates that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is breaking Indonesian law, driving...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 9:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

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...

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | 11 May, 2012 at 17:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron (a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 18:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

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...

Scorecard: Palm Oil Producers

Publication | 29 October, 2012 at 9:00

The Palm Oil Producers' scorecard gives an overview of where palm oil producers stand, based on a Greenpeace International review of the steps some of the world's biggest palm oil producers have taken so far to limit their impact on forests and...

FSC Case Studies

Publication | 4 August, 2014 at 11:02

To keep FSC certification as a credible tool to help protect forests, Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk to the FSC’s integrity. We will also be...

Down to Zero

Publication | 7 June, 2013 at 11:00

Through photos and campaign artwork, "Down to Zero" tells the story of our campaign to end the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests, and what you have helped us to achieve.

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

Forests Solutions

Publication | 6 April, 2014 at 15:00

Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world spotlights case studies of Greenpeace collaborations with forest products companies that are producing on-the-ground change that the public and...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | 3 September, 2013 at 7:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

Licence to Launder

Publication | 27 May, 2014 at 13:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

APP's Forest Conservation Policy

Publication | 29 October, 2013 at 6:00

In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) following the announcement of APP's Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its...

An Impending Storm

Publication | 30 September, 2013 at 16:55

Forests provide ecosystem services that include the regulation of weather and climate at local, regional and even global levels. While it is well known that deforestation emits carbon dioxide that contributes to global climate change, less well...

Licence to kill

Publication | 22 October, 2013 at 7:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Golden Agri Resources

Publication | 22 December, 2014 at 15:00

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

Slaughtering the Amazon

Publication | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for one in every eight hectares destroyed globally. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.

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...

RSPO letters

Publication | 23 September, 2010 at 8:00

Late last night, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) published three letters to Indonesian palm oil giant, Sinar Mas, on its website, which state that the company has repeatedly violated the RSPO’s core Principles and Criteria. In the...

Intact Forest Landscapes

Publication | 29 June, 2011 at 12:37

Greenpeace released a new report compiling the latest science about the critical importance of intact forests and the devastating effect of pushing roads through them or logging them. The report goes further to show how to protect the intact...

A Future for Forests

Publication | 29 April, 2008 at 14:16

Amazon case study: Action that must be taken to halt deforestation and illegal logging, preserving both forests and climate.

Bad Influence

Publication | 7 April, 2011 at 10:00

This Greenpeace report presents case studies on McKinsey’s influence on REDD+ plans for four forest nations – Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia and Guyana.

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...

Rice Industry in Crisis

Publication | 6 February, 2007 at 10:31

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 2:00

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 21:05

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 1:00

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 1:00

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...

Global Status of Genetically Engineered Crops

Publication | 18 January, 2007 at 8:15

2006 – a year of rejection by consumers, farmers, and governments around the world.

Working for the Climate Renewable Energy and the Green Job [R]evolution

Publication | 14 September, 2009 at 2:00

It's not just the economy that's in crisis...In 2009, the world is reeling from a collapse of the financial markets. The effects have been large job losses in the UK, USA and other developed nations, volatile stock markets and millions of...

Food Security and Climate Change

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

Climate change will profoundly affect agriculture worldwide.Food security in many countries is under threat from unpredictable changes in rainfall and more frequent extreme weather. Farmers in poorer countries with harsh climate conditions will...

Marine reserves for the Mediterranean Sea

Publication | 15 June, 2006 at 2:00

This Greenpeace report sets out the argument for the urgent establishment of a network of marine reserves across the Mediterranean Sea to safeguard its productivity, its marine life and its ecosystems for the many millions of people who rely on...

Where Have All The Tuna Gone?

Publication | 24 May, 2006 at 2:00

Fishing for northern bluefin tuna is one of the most profitable fishing industries in the Mediterranean. However, today's mismanagement, boosted by purse seining fishing fleets and the fast development of tuna fattening ranches, threatens the...

Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé's sourcing of palm oil from from the company Sinar Mas- responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforests and peatlands- threatens already endangered orang-utans with extinction and is accelerating climate change.

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Publication | 23 November, 2011 at 14:48

Following the release of a new report compiling the latest science about large intact forests landscapes (IFLs), their critical importance for people, biodiversity and climate, and the consequences of fragmenting them (in particular via logging...

Stolen future: Conflicts and logging in Congo's rainforests - the case of Danzer

Publication | 7 November, 2011 at 11:33

The logging sector in the DRC continues to make shocking headlines with its use of violence and human rights abuses to quell villagers who simply demanded that they receive what is rightfully theirs. Danzer has again been involved in a...

Greenpeace letter to April

Publication | 5 February, 2013 at 10:10

APP, part of the Sinar Mas group, is one of just two global pulp and paper producers in Indonesia that has relied on rainforest fibre for its products used by household brands across the world. Greenpeace has today written to the CEO of APRIL...

Rimbunan Hijau Can’t Handle The Truth

Publication | 11 August, 2006 at 14:11

In July 2006 an Australian consulting company, ITS-Global, published a report called “Whatever it Takes: Greenpeace's anti-forestry campaign in Papua New Guinea".The report was paid for by Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest foreign owned logging...

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