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Copenhagen Diary 6 | Undemocratic fashions inside the Bella Center

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Late morning on Sunday, I was asked by Penchom Tang and Kingkorn Narinthon Na Ayutthaya- Thai Working Group for Climate Justice’s colleagues to help taking 9 community leaders from Thailand to participate in “Hit the Production” action...

Copenhagen Diary 5 |Samba Drums

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 14, 2009

A clear blue sky over Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) seen two police and military helicopters flying around as about 100,000 people were taking over the area. It marked Global Day of Climate Action in Copenhagen and more...

Copenhagen Diary 4 | NGO Climate Rescue Station (CRS)

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

“…After passing through the registration area and the ID badge checkpoint, walk directly ahead past the cloakroom and through the  exhibition area towards a set of double doors, above which is a banner advertising the NGO Climate...

Copenhagen Diary 3 | The Entrance

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

“I was at war in Vietnam” said very senior charismatic American Indian man based in California I met and greet on the bus heading into town center as I was telling him that I come from Bangkok and work for Greenpeace there. He is one...

Copenhagen Diary 2 |Keep Talking…The Boat is Ready

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 2 comments

Unfortunately I missed the highlight on the first day when Leah Wickham – a young woman from Fiji speaking on behalf of more than 10 million people who signed tcktcktck petition calling for an immediate legally binding and Abigail...

Copenhagen Diary – 1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

I landed at Kastrup airport of Copenhagen and checked Greenpeace website to discover that the Countdown to Copenhagen clock for the UN climate summit showed exactly 24 hours were left before the most important meeting in the history of...

Place your bets for Fossil Of The Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQQfZHDTNg&feature=player_embedded] Sometimes, there is such a beautiful synchronisation of multiple ideas in a single word, I'm tempted to believe that it couldn't possibly have happened by...

Check out the live stream of our side event here at the UN climate summit

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Grenpeace activists hung the above banner on the iconic Mt. Rushmore in the US after it became apparent that Obama was not leading the climate debate as he'd promised. In just a couple hours, you can tune in to...

Day one at Copenhagen-the short version

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

Lots of folks here are sending updates out about how the first day of the climate summit went but I thought I would share this email form a friend, it seemed so easy to understand and covers all the basics of what went down here at the...

Obama moves date of Copenhagen trip

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 5, 2009 2 comments

President Obama has announced that he will now come to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is most certainly welcome news . All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and...

Welcome to Copenhagen!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 3, 2009

I just got to Copenhagen a few hours ago, and this being my first visit to the city I was of course looking out the window of the plane as we approached Kastrup airport. And lo and behold, there was the Greenpeace ship Beluga II ...

It ain't over till the fat lady sings

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 8, 2009 1 comment

From the Climate Rescue Blog It’s the last day of the climate negotiations in Barcelona, I’m sitting in my hotel lobby after attending the final session at the negotiations in Barcelona and reflecting on all that has happened - and...

Sowing the seeds of a revolution

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 22, 2009

“Kung di tayo sino? Kung hindi ngayon kalian?” (“If not us, who? If not now, when?”) This familiar line that has been sort of a cliché among Filipino activists was what kept my mind preoccupied as I stood amidst a sea of people...

H&L Diaries | Day 1 Chapter 2: Chang Cin Lok

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 25, 2009

If you’re thinking Chang Cin Lok is a Chinese name, then you are…………..wrong! Chang in Thailand means elephant, and Cin Lok in Indonesia is short for “cinta lokasi” which means love upon meeting each other and being in the same...

10,000 Dance for a Climate Deal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 31, 2009

From Making Waves 10,000 people danced on a beach in Belgium to demand action at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December. The dance will be incorporated into a 2-d and 3-d video clip to be released at the end of...

100 facts you didn't know about Copenhagen and the Climate Talks

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009 3 comments

From Making Waves As we embark on the last 100 days before the crucial Climate talks in Copenhagen, Grist has put up a cool blog featuring 100 facts about Copenhagen and the climate talks you probably didn't know. They also...

Greenpeace welcomes National Climate Change Commission; urges other leaders to get...

Press release | October 24, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the formation of Philippines National Climate Change Commission as a necessary step to address the enormous challenge of coping with the devastating impacts of climate change. Greenpeace called upon the Commission to put...

Massive living sculpture celebrates Thai rice

Press release | September 2, 2009 at 16:14

Greenpeace today unveiled a massive organic rice-field art meant to celebrate rice production in Thailand while at the same time reminding the Thai Government to protect the country’s most important food crop from the imminent threat of genetic...

Ground Zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 7, 2009 2 comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the countdown timer for the Copenhagen Summit in my computer screen zeroes flickered. This is it… Today the world holds its breath as world leaders arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide what the...

From Indonesia to Helsinki: stop deforestation!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

As darkness fell last night, our activists from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia , ended yesterdays action against pulp and paper giant APRIL who continue to be involved in mass forest clearance, despite repeatedly stating...

Activists to stay until pulp & paper company APRIL commits to halt deforestation

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

Bustar Maitar, forest campaigner for Greenpeace, has told APRIL that the activists will not leave the concession until the company publicly commits to halting all deforestation and peat land destruction in the Kampar Peninsula. Heavy...

Activists halt all 7 excavators in an Indonesian forest concession

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace activists have just locked down three more excavators bringing to a halt all seven of APRIL's excavators in one of the pulp and paper's concessions in the Kampar Peninsula. Earlier this week Greenpeace released fresh...

Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 12, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia. Carbon emission from...

...given what's at stake..

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009

Miss Earth beauty pageant contestants pose with a banner for Climate change adaption and mitigation. On the last day of the Barcelona Climate Change Talks UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer spoke about the strong sense...

Dam - it's even harder than it looks!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 2, 2009

Activist Petteri has been hard at work, blocking the drainage of carbon-rich peatland in Indonesia ( read his first update - and why they are building a dam here ). Update 2 This morning we left camp with two pong pongs - local...

The King of the Jungle

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 30, 2009

Earlier this week - myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau , urging both Sarkozy and...

Those dam treehuggers - saving the climate!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 29, 2009

There's lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now - on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest. Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region - in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands.

Where will you be on October 24?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 22, 2009 3 comments

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Yes men fix the US Chamber of Commerce on Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 20, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67LYEacBoE&feature=player_embedded] The current disarray at the US Chamber of Commerce over its lobbying against climate legislation was made for the Yes Men and their...

We need to set the world on fire, and toast politicians' buns: Blog Action Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Trafigura: Why did Greenpeace have to stop their poisoned ship? Why did Twitter have to stop their censorship? Because Governments failed to do their job. Why are we, with less than 53 days to go to...

The Verdict: G8 guilty?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 12, 2009 2 comments

"Defendants have threatened and continue to threaten petitioners' right to life and the sources of life, thus committing planetary malpractice resulting in inter-generational damages. "They have broken about a dozen international...

Climate tribunal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 7, 2009 1 comment

Is causing climate change a crime? Is submerging entire nations in sea water a crime? Flooding entire cities? Causing death, destruction and disease???!!??? Whoa! Did anyone actually do those things? (Yes.) Or maybe the question is:...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 2: We Hate Goodbyes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Dear diary, Before we say goodbye *sniff sniff*, we feel obligated to share the stories about the rest of the elephants (because we already mentioned Kajapatara and Dok Kaew’s love story). The rest of elephants also have great...

H&L Diaries | Day 2 Chapter 1: Alongkot, Born for Chang

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 26, 2009

Dear diary, Throughout our trip, we met several amazing people—one of which was Dr. Alongkot Chukaew, the director of Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TREF).  If you want to know anything about elephants—from their...

Beautiful Moment #4

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 3 comments

Lea Guerrero

Coming soon!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 27, 2009 1 comment

Oh yes it is...

Exposed! Big oil's dirty tricks

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 20, 2009 5 comments

Greenpeace activists put astroturf and oil company logos in front of the American Petroleum Institute's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Greenpeace protest calls attention to the US oil industry’s plans to have oil workers attend...

Greenpeace Germany spoofs RWE Ads

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 18, 2009

From Making Waves What a lovely, high-end bit of Shrek-like animation those hilarious PR flacks at German energy company RWE have put together to run on German television and as a cinema ad in front of Harry Potter, showing people...

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | November 4, 2009 at 18:25

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:32

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Greenpeace is...

TODAY: Conditions "harsh and disproportionate" for red-carpet activists and Sea...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 7, 2010

Coverage in Spain and European free dailies continued yesterday on the campaign to release the four red-carpet activists in Copenhagen. Spanish news documented the condition of Juan Lopez de Uralde in prison as "thinner than usual",...

Leaked documents prove current climate offers are crap

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 1 comment

With the Copenhagen talks going nowhere fast, a leaked document ( pdf ) has caused some excitement here in the Greenpeace office and throughout the campaigning fraternity here in the Danish capital. Actually, that's probably an...

Kumi Naidoo, Wangari Maathai, and several youth activists call for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

John beat me to the punch in blogging about the Tcktcktck petition delivery event earlier today, but I still wanted to share these pics. They're of our executive director, Kumi Naidoo, with legendary activist and 2004 Nobel Peace...

Notes from the top (of a crane)….

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | November 28, 2009

Filipino Greenpeace activist Joel has spent more than 9 hours on top of a crane in the port of a massive pulp facility in Riau.  Earlier, his team, along with 10 other activists shut down the entire export facility of the mill owned by...

Climate change stops here - Dam mission completed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 23, 2009

A few days ago, Swiss Forest Campaigner Asti described her first impressions of the camp. Since arriving she has been busy helping the local community finish a dam that will help preserve the precious peatland and help save the climate...

The community takes the lead as activists return to the camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Ashish, a Campaigner from India, who has finally arrived at the camp: We got into the Climate Defenders Camp late Friday night, the yellow Greenpeace banner emerging out of the night as our boat crossed the river from Teluk...

Every cloud has a silver lining

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009 1 comment

When both you and the journalists who are accompanying you start getting arrested and deported it's usually a sign that you're doing something right. At least that's the case if you work for an organisation that takes direct action...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

From Sarah Burton, now in Jakarta: I have learned that in campaigning things can change overnight, of course, and in this campaign, I have learned that things can change two or three times overnight.  Here's what happened overnight. ...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

Sarah applauds the local communities for their efforts to protect their forests and thanks them for their support of Greenpeace. ©Ardiles Rante/Grenpeace Well, when I finished writing yesterday, I really thought that I would be...

VIDEO: Climate Defenders in Action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Great footage from the ground in Indonesia - where our activists have been taking direct action at the frontline of forest destruction. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/7596669] >> Check out the full action story here . >>Join the Climate...

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