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Meet the Indonesians taking climate action into their own hands

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 2 December, 2015 5 comments

Just over a year ago, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of Indonesia - one of the biggest emitters along with the US, China and India - visited a local community affected by the forest fires and vowed to tackle the devastating crisis.

The Amazon’s Tapajos Basin is in danger

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 30 September, 2015 2 comments

The Brazilian government is currently gearing up to build dozens of energy-producing megadams in the Amazon. São Luiz do Tapajos will be one of the largest – second only to Belo Monte. If it is built, it will devastate the rich...

Six months later: communities are still suffering from one of Brazil’s worst...

Blog entry by Alan Azevedo | 6 May, 2016

Six months have passed since one of the worst environmental tragedies in Brazil’s history: the Samarco dam collapse . On 5 November, 2015, Samarco’s mining waste dam gave way, releasing a torrent of contaminated mud that killed 19...

Reminder: No Amazon destruction for hydropower

Blog entry by Lukas Meus | 11 November, 2016

Today, I am standing with Greenpeace activists in front of the Conference Center Laxenburg near Vienna in Austria. Tohis is the venue of the 19th International Seminar on Hydropower Plants. Several of the biggest companies involved in...

Montreal conference on protecting forests

Feature story | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

Before any major international meeting there are advance meetings to lay the groundwork. A lot of the decisions finalised at the main meeting are often made at these meetings - months before the big one.Today was the start of one of the more...

Noranda, from Canada to Patagonia, a Life of Crime

Publication | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

One of the world’s largest integrated mining and metals companies, the Canadian-founded Noranda, Inc. has left a trail of pollution across the Americas. Noranda has accumulated over US$1.2 million of fines for breaching environmental ...

Protest against Noranda in Chile.

Generic multimedia item | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

Protest in Chile against possible plans to flood pristine wilderness to build a polluting aluminum smelter.

Activists Build Dams in Indonesia

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 16:26

A less known cause of climate change is the destruction of peatlands in primary forests to make way for production forests. This is another problem Greenpeace is committed to stop. Here, in this photo from November 2009, Greenpeace activists and...

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