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Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

Greenpeace appoints New International Executive Director

Press release | June 11, 2009 at 8:00

On 15 November 2009, the well-known activist Kumi Naidoo, formerly General Secretary of CIVICUS(1), will take over from Gerd Leipold as Executive Director of Greenpeace International. As announced earlier this year, Gerd steps down after nearly...

Stand up for your rice

Page | December 2, 2008 at 16:52

Thailand's Supporters e-newsletter 28 May 2009

Page | May 28, 2009 at 16:39

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Welcome to Cebu!

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:13

Local children come out in force and in costume to welcome the Esperanza to Cebu, our last stop in the Philippines. It's a moving celebration of the oceans, community and life!

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 8, 2012

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

ASEAN not serious enough about Climate Change: Greenpeace

Press release | April 9, 2010 at 8:00

Greenpeace today dismissed the draft of the 'ASEAN Joint Response to Climate Change' as weak and compromising with its inclusion of clause referring to the so-called Copenhagen Accord --- the undesired outcome of December's United Nations climate...

Palm oil company plunder of Indonesia’s last forest frontier gathers pace

Press release | October 10, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace today revealed fresh evidence of massive conversion of Papua’s intact ancient forest for palm oil plantation in the Lereh area of Jayapura district.

Nukes, neither safe nor economic option to reducing greenhouse

Press release | May 2, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today called upon Southeast Asian governments not to be swayed by the false promises being made by the nuclear industry, as it is neither safe nor economically viable solution to tackling climate change or ensuring energy security of...

Climate change video FAQs

Page | August 17, 2009 at 15:40

The answers to climate change are here ... These are the most frequently asked questions about climate change determined by you - Greenpeace supporters. Our busy climate campaigners have sat down for a video one-to-one to give you the answers.

2012 In Pictures

Image gallery | January 1, 2013

Apo Island Marine Reserve

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:11

Apo Island is home to the world's oldest community based marine reserve. The sanctuary was created over 20 years ago and has proven succesfull in sustaining marine life and improving the lives of the islands inhabitants.

Undermining Paradise

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:13

Mining operations on Rapu Rapu island in the Philippines by Australian company LaFayette are a ticking time bomb for local fisheries and the region's coral reefs and whale sharks.

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Press release | March 16, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

Lawlessness and international demand driving forest extinction

Press release | April 17, 2007 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report, ‘Merbau’s Last Stand’(1), launched today warns that the tropical hardwood species merbau (or kwila) will be extinct within 35 years or less if action is not taken to stop the destructive logging and trade of the species.

Meta-narratives of inspiring action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2011

Part 2: Conveying the moral of the story Storytelling is the process of conveying events in words, images and sounds. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural...

Greenpeace 40 Years: A Conversation in Pictures

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2011

40 years after the founding of Greenpeace, International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler discuss where the organization has come from - and where it's going. ...

Sarangani stands against coal, calls for "clean energy now!

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | November 20, 2010

The sight of more than a hundred fishing boats with "Clean, Sustainable, Peaceful Energy" flags sailing at sunrise with the Rainbow Warrior in one of the most beautiful bays in the Philippines is really something to marvel about.  It...

Ten years and counting...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 20, 2010

Greenpeace is now turning ten this year. It’s been ten long years of turning the tide for the environment. And I believe as an organization that is still not in the mainstream consciousness of society we have a lot to be proud...

Facebook, stay cool - just kick the coal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2010

Facebook offices on University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. Photo via Flickr Facebook’s first ever data center , full of state of the art and energy efficient equipment, will be built in Prineville, Oregon in the north west of the...

Sailing

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 4, 2008

Yesterday was an exciting day as I found out that we were going to open the sails and cut the engines. We thought we would wait up until late night for that but luck was on our side. We were out of the treacherous waters off Corregidor...

Rainbow Warrior Blocks Palm Oil Shipment

Press release | November 15, 2007 at 19:21

The Rainbow Warrior today blocked the tanker MT Westama, which is loading over 30,000 metric tonnes of palm oil, from leaving the port of Dumai, in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. With a banner reading ‘Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate’ the...

Greenpeace demands Police investigation of Forest Criminal PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Press release | December 22, 2006 at 14:05

Greenpeace today filed a formal complaint against PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia for their forest crimes with the Indonesian Police and demanded a full scale investigation of PT KLI's operations based on the evidence provided in the submission. Today's...

Philippines oil disaster

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:21

While the Esperanza visits the Philippines, it becomes witness to the worst oil spill to ever hit the country. The crew assist in clean up efforts and help assess the damage of this disaster for the marine environment and for the people who live...

Whale shark encounter

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:18

In Legazpi bay, near Donsol, we're lucky enough to swim with the largest fish in the sea. The whale shark symbolises the exceptional marine biodiversity of the Philippines. These gentle giants remind us of the precious marine life that we are...

“We need to develop renewable energy, but we don’t need coal hypocrisy"

Press release | March 25, 2010 at 18:21

The Renewable Energy Summit Philippines 2010, intended to “position the Philippines as a major regional player in RE development and technology,” opens today at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila.

First Greenpeace University graduates are an investment in Indonesia’s future

Press release | September 3, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today hosted the graduation ceremony of its first official training programme in Asia called the Greenpeace University. At the ceremony, the international environmental campaigning organisation outlined the inspiration behind the...

Neste Oil’s plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive...

Press release | May 12, 2009 at 8:00

This morning, 32 Greenpeace activists from Finland and Sweden locked down a palm oil diesel refinery of Neste Oil in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company largely owned by the Finnish government (1), is set - over the next three...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian citizens to take action to safeguard the nation’s...

Press release | October 17, 2008 at 12:28

Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived this morning in Manokwari, West Papua, with new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests from palm oil expansion, logging and other drivers of deforestation. Greenpeace revealed its findings of...

Millions of vulnerable people in Asia bearing the brunt of climate crisis, says new...

Press release | November 19, 2007 at 8:00

Global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to more than four billion people or 60 per cent of the world’s population, according to a new multi-agency report published today called 'Up in Smoke:...

RP court halts approval of GMO rice

Press release | September 19, 2007 at 18:14

In a landmark decision yesterday, a Philippine court has ordered an injunction stopping the approval of a genetically-modified (GMO) rice in the country. Greenpeace, as well as the NGO Searice, hailed the decision as a "major step forward" for...

'Diplomatic exchange' on JPEPA toxic provisions not enough, Greenpeace says

Press release | May 28, 2007 at 8:00

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo announced that the Japanese government has confirmed that Japan will not export toxic waste to the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The...

Asian Development Bank can be the catalyst for Asia's Energy Revolution

Press release | May 3, 2007 at 8:00

On the eve of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Greenpeace called on the Bank to put its financial resources and policy capacity fully behind an energy revolution in Asia based on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Statement on the serious toxics pollution in Map Ta Phut

Press release | January 24, 2007 at 8:00

The recent decision by the National Environmental Board (NEB) to delay the decision declaring Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone is a total disgrace . The decision clearly shows that the Government is more concerned about the well-being of...

The Next Ten Years

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | November 27, 2010

Ten years have passed since Greenpeace made the decision to set up a formal presence in Southeast Asia.  The choice to expand and operate in the region was motivated by the realization that the battle for the future of the planet will...

Where will you be on October 24?

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

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Happy Independence Day!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 12, 2008

Greenpeace volunteer and celebrity Angel Aquino visits the Climate Defenders Camp in Iloilo City. Actress, model and longtime Greenpeace advocate Angel Aquino celebrates Independence Day with Greenpeace's Climate Defenders Camp. ...

Day3: Hurray the navy has arrived!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 7, 2008

Do you still remember those war movies with scenes that have the protagonists surrounded by their enemies and then all of a sudden the cavalry arrives and then the tables are turned and the heroes are now on the winning side of the...

So we wait again....

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 24, 2008

I wanted to write for this blog last night but our night turned into dawn because of developments near the port of the Pagbilao Coal Plant where the Rainbow Warrior is anchored. Company representatives came onboard and asked to talk...

“Forest Killer” title handed to Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 13:57

Greenpeace activists today poured dried leaves and tree branches all over Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI) headquarters in Jakarta in a symbolic act to return to the company remains of logged trees from Papua. The activists also presented the company...

Greenpeace: Thailand’s energy revolution can exclude fossil fuels

Press release | November 9, 2006 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report released today says Thailand’s growing energy needs could be better served by a decentralized system coupled with greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The report Decentralizing Thai Power: Towards a...

Greenpeace returns barrel of bunker oil from Guimaras back to Petron

Press release | October 11, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace surprised Petron corporation this morning by delivering a container drum of spilt bunker fuel gathered from the shores of Guimaras to the doorsteps of the company’s headquarters in Makati City. The move, Greenpeace says, is meant to...

Greenpeace Statement on the Ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic...

Press release | October 9, 2008 at 14:05

Close to midnight Wednesday, 8 October 2008, before Congress went on recess, the Philippine Senate ratified the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) voting 16-4.

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | April 21, 2009 at 14:08

Traditionally considered the cheapest fuel around, the market price for coal ignores its most significant impacts. These so-called "external costs" manifests themselves as damages such as respiratory diseases, mining accidents, acid rain, smog...

Greenpeace Policy on Saving Forests to Protect the Climate

Publication | March 1, 2009 at 8:00

Protecting ancient forests is crucial to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, preserve global biodiversity, and protect the livelihoods of millions of forest peoples. Tropical forest destruction is responsible for approximately one...

Greenpeace activists in frontline of battle against climate change shut down climate...

Press release | November 25, 2009 at 8:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace activists today shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operated by Sinar Mas-owned pulp and paper company APP, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar...

Greenpeace: Clean Production needed to rehabilitate Manila Bay

Press release | August 25, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace is recommending that government pursue Clean Production, and not just tackle the most obvious problems, if it is sincere in its efforts to rehabilitate Manila Bay. Greenpeace reiterated that a large part of issues like solid waste and...

Greenpeace Statement on Mark Cojuangco's sponsorship speech of HB 6300

Press release | June 4, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today condemned Cong. Mark Cojuangco's underhanded attempt to railroad the passage of the HB 6300 at the Lower House that seeks to commission the obsolete, mothballed and therefore dangerous Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Investments and implementation key for the success of the Renewable Energy Act:...

Press release | December 16, 2008 at 8:00

Today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the Renewable Energy Law which is intended to accelerate the development and utilization of renewable energy sources in the country.

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