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More intimidation as Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community targeted

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

The 11 foreign activists who have been deported over the last few days. Indonesian authorities have ramped up Intimidation tactics against Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community members supporting our...

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...

Climate defenders to stay - Police reverse eviction order under pressure from communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

What an amazing day we have had here in Indonesia today... Community supporters arrived by the hundreds. ©Will Rose/Greenpeace In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district has revoked yesterdays...

What happens when the good people do good

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Here is an update from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, which is now being shutdown by the police. From Sarah Burton: Today I arrived in Pekanbaru, second largest city in Sumatra and a mere 4 1/2 hours away from the...

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...

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...

Fresh evidence of land clearance reveals APRIL's lies

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

In response to a letter from Greenpeace that voiced concerns - both from local communities and Greenpeace itself - regarding active clearing in the Kampar Peninsula, pulp and paper company APRIL stated that they had yet to begin active...

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...

notes from climate ground zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009 1 comment

Rodora Angeles, Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) Actions Coordinator ©Greenpeace / Ardiles Rante Writing you all a quick message from Indonesia. Internet is limited and oftentimes connection is difficult. We are after all,...

Mission Possible: Restoring the Peatland

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009

I am now on the peatland area of Semenanjung Kampar, half an hour away by boat from Greenpeace Climate Defender Camp. As far as I can see are bushes, grasses, several trees, and bushes again. Man, this is not the rainforest. Here I am...

Mélanie Laurent enjoys the spirit and friendship of Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2009 1 comment

Mélanie Laurent witnesses forest destruction - where climate change starts - in Indonesia. From Hikmat, media officer at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia No flashlights. No red carpets. Don’t talk about fancy five-star...

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.

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

Sending out an SOS

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 1, 2009

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Finding our place in the save the world symphony

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 29, 2009 9 comments

“What I often say to my audiences is that now is the time to play the Save the World Symphony. It is a vast orchestral piece, and you are but one musician. Yet you are not required to play a solo, but you are required to figure out...

Change starts with kids and undies; a Coal Superhero; and Toxic bubbles.

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 20, 2009 1 comment

From Making Waves This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb: Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath.

A Hope from Beijing to Stop Indonesia Forest Destruction

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 25, 2009

Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner for Indonesia China, the country that just held the most spectacular Olympic Games in History, and country with large new economy power. With almost two billion people, China is the most...

Finnish action:Update

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 13, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRzZPsXWg04] All 32 activists at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland have been arrested by police. 6 of the activists have already ben released and we are waiting...

10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 7, 2009 12 comments

Greenpeace activists deploy a banner around a logged Brazilian Nut Tree "Castanheira". The Castanheira species has been protected in Brazil since 1994, but a large number of trees have been logged before the creation of the planned...

Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 20, 2009

From Greenpeace: Making Waves Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire...

A Good Treaty for Forests at Copenhagen

Publication | November 25, 2009 at 8:00

Tropical forest destruction is responsible for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – more than emission from all the world’s cars, planes, and trains put together. Consequently, stopping forest destruction is one of the...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | April 21, 2006 at 16:48

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

Protect Life on Earth today

Publication | January 18, 2004 at 8:00

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of...

Press release | November 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to carry the full extent of environmental law on companies that are destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The group, rallying...

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...

Remember Our Forests, Greenpeace tells Presidential hopefuls

Press release | July 2, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace this morning urged incumbent President Yudhoyono to draw up an urgent action plan to protect Indonesia’s last remaining forests, by staging a parody of President Yudhoyono’s speech on July 1st where he called upon Indonesian people to...

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...

Booming EU demand for biofuels could kill Indonesian forests

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today warned about the spectre of increased forest-related calamities in Indonesia, where plantations for palm oil are expected to expand rapidly into forest areas due to demands for bio-fuels in the European Union. The Indonesian...

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...

“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...

Forest fires rage again in Indonesia: Greenpeace calls on Government to act to...

Press release | August 30, 2006 at 8:00

A Greenpeace team of investigators has discovered widespread destruction of Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which are threatening to burn out of control. The team visited Riau, Sumatra, to investigate and document the fires which have...

Greenpeace denounces DENR on resumption of Aurora logging

Press release | September 2, 2005 at 8:00

Greenpeace today denounced the recent report that the DENR has allowed the resumption of logging operations in Aurora Province, stating that lifting the order on the logging operations in a recently devastated area like Aurora Province at the...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 6, 2013 1 comment

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

Greenpeace Photo Essays

Page | November 10, 2009 at 21:43

Delhi High court orders Home Ministry to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic...

Press release | May 29, 2015 at 14:32

New Delhi – The Delhi High Court recently ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its...

Environment and labor groups call for fundamental changes in the Philippine tuna industry

Press release | November 13, 2015 at 15:18

General Santos City, 13 November 2015 – At the country’s tuna capital, environmental group Greenpeace today presented the results of their Tuna Cannery Ranking Report for the Philippines. An initial survey of local tuna canneries, the report...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | May 7, 2015 at 15:38

New Delhi - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a wider government crackdown on civil society. The environmental NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about 30...

Cancun builds momentum; much more work to be done to save the climate – Greenpeace

Press release | December 13, 2010 at 18:49

Governments at the Climate Change talks in Cancun have chosen hope over fear and put the world on a difficult but now possible-to-navigate path to a global deal to stop dangerous climate change.

Food Security and Climate Change: The answer is biodiversity

Publication | September 2, 2009 at 8:00

A review of scientific publications on climate change adaptation in agriculture.

Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF call on ASEAN to stand up for climate and its people at Cancun...

Press release | December 8, 2010 at 17:29

Activists from Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF under the umbrella of A-FAB coalition (ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious, and Binding Global Deal) called on ASEAN delegates at Cancun Climate Conference to stand firmly as a bloc and push forward the interests...

More than words...

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 31, 2012

This year was a blast in the Southeast Asian region —  and globally —  as we have achieved a lot which makes us a bit closer to the future we want: a green and peaceful planet. None of it would have been possible without the support...

The perfect design

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 22, 2013

Four years ago, amidst real estate developers’ promises of nature and symptoms of poor urban planning, I found myself musing over mankind’s obsession with progress. This never ending pursuit for an easier way of doing things even moved...

There is power in connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 30, 2013

A snapshot of the year that came to pass and the wonderful things that Greenpeace were able to accomplish would not have been possible if not for your generous extension of your time, skills and resources to help us make our vision of...

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez and Jenny Tuazon | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

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