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Greenpeace awards medals of shame to Global Leaders for climate failure

Feature story | January 22, 2010 at 7:00

Over 75 Greenpeace activists from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines today demonstrated at the US embassy in Bangkok condemning the derailment of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen by a handful of countries led by the US.

A Greenpeace activist impersonating US President

Image | January 22, 2010 at 7:00

A Greenpeace activist impersonating US President Obama raises the ‘Carbon Dioxide Champions Trophy’, presented by Greenpeace in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok. He is flanked by Prime Ministers Stephen Harper of Canada and Kevin Rudd of...

Some companies really do make greener electronics

Feature story | January 11, 2010 at 16:14

Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia do well in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, while Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and LGE disappoint.

Red Carpet Four out of jail - but face trial for climate action

Feature story | January 6, 2010 at 7:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December.

Rushmore activists sentenced for civil disobedience

Feature story | January 5, 2010 at 7:00

Civil disobedience to stop climate change had its day in court in the US yesterday when activists pled guilty to climbing Mount Rushmore with their message demanding Obama take leadership on climate change. Four other climate activists who have...

New report reveals how climate change will severely affect Philippine freshwater...

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 7:00

A new report launched by Greenpeace today details how climate change will severely affect the country’s freshwater resources in the coming years, aggravating projected water crises, unless effective adaptation measures are urgently put in place.

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene

Feature story | December 20, 2009 at 7:00

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to our crashing of the Head of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit, while the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to...

Historic opportunity to stop climate chaos squandered in Copenhagen

Press release | December 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world¹s most powerful countries for presenting a ‘take it or leave¹ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Whilst en route to the airport they claimed the deal was done,...

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 8:22

Two years has passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 7:00

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Greenpeace spectacularly crashes Queen's dinner party at Copenhagen Climate summit

Feature story | December 18, 2009 at 23:45

We thought it unfair that among the Heads of State invited to the Queen's dinner in Copenhagen, that a representative of the whole planet wasn't invited. Earth needed a voice, it needed representation. So we sent two to crash the party.

An open letter to Barack Obama

Feature story | December 17, 2009 at 13:19

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

The deafening sound of urgency

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 12, 2009 1 comment

An environmental activists displays a banner that reads: "Climate Action Now!" I  felt my heart beating faster than usual as I clapped along to 2 sheer minutes of booming beats that reminded of the loud noise that led to the...

From yes we can to yes we have

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 12, 2009

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Greenpeace and GCCA partners stage musical noise barrage for the climate

Feature story | December 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace and other organizations under the “tiktoktiktok” (“tcktcktck” in some countries) movement today staged activities all over the globe to call on world leaders for a fair, ambitious and binding (FAB) deal at the ongoing United Nations...

Greenpeace and other organizations under

Image | December 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace and other organizations under the "tiktoktiktok" ("tcktcktck" in some countries) movement unfurled a banner saying "Time is Running Out, Climate Action now" in front of Quezon City Hall on Saturday morning during a musical noise...

Obama: You won it, now earn it

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 12:48

President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway's capital today. In his own words, this is a "call to action" rather than a recognition of his own accomplishments. So we're hoping he'll act on his promises to confront the global...

Unilever ends contracts with Sinar Mas over illegalities. Greenpeace calls on...

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace this morning presented evidence to Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry of illegal forest clearance by Sinar Mas. Greenpeace activists, including two orangutans, displayed a banner reading “Mr. Zulkifli - Stop Forest Criminals”, at the...

Greenpeace exposes Sinar Mas’s illegal deforestation activities

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence exposing illegal forest clearing by Sinar Mas group in Kalimantan and has called on Indonesian President to order the suspension of all its operations. Sinar Mas is already notorious for its involvement in...

Greenpeace exposes Sinar Mas’s illegal deforestation activities; demands suspension...

Press release | December 10, 2009 at 8:00

10 December 2009, Jakarta - Greenpeace today presented new evidence exposing illegal forest clearing by Sinar Mas group in Kalimantan and has called on Indonesian President to order the suspension of all its operations. Sinar Mas is already...

Climate negotiations kick off

Feature story | December 9, 2009 at 8:59

The countdown to Copenhagen is over and the time for excuses has run out. Next week, more than 100 heads of state will answer your call to come to Copenhagen and take personal responsibility for the future of climate change.

US court ruling on GMO rice affirms danger of Bayer crops

Press release | December 9, 2009 at 8:00

A United States federal jury ruling on 4 December 2009, that Bayer CropScience LP must pay US$2 million to two Missouri farmers, affirms that the responsibility for the consequences of contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMO) rests...

Barack to the future? Obama confuses key climate dates

Feature story | December 3, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama announced the US position for the Climate talks in Copenhagen, we felt a bit of an anti-climax between the buzz and the actual numbers. Maybe a time portal opened and Obama is living in an alternate reality?

Greenpeace calls attention to dangers posed by coal-ash dumpsites

Feature story | December 1, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists calling attention to hazards posed by coal-fired power plants found that hazmat suits may not be enough protection. Clad in protective suits against hazardous materials, the peaceful activists, seeking only to take pictures...

Fight to end deforestation continues

Feature story | November 30, 2009 at 16:04

More than one thousand people yesterday flocked to Greenpeace’s Climate Defenders Camp in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest, for a ceremony to mark the handing over of the camp to local communities. The colourful, inspiring ceremony at the...

Greenpeace ends 27 hour dramatic non violent direct action in Riau

Feature story | November 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today ended a 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action at the loading facility of Sinar Mas subsidiary Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owned pulp and paper mill. Sinar Mas has been tagged by the group as a leading forest and climate...

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of...

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. The export facilities have been shutdown by our...

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...

Success at Climate Defenders Camp

Feature story | November 24, 2009 at 7:00

Our activists at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia have had an tough time lately. Many of them have been arrested, interrogated and deported - along with independent journalists. At one point police even tried to shut down the entire camp.

“GrEEn Christmas” launched in Makati City

Feature story | November 22, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Makati City administration yesterday launched the “grEEn Christmas” initiative as part of the Energy Efficient Makati project1 to get people of Makati to reduce their carbon footprint by following simple guidelines during the...

Stop talking, start acting ­ save the forests for our future

Feature story | November 21, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists and supporters from several of Java’s main cities today rallied in support of President Yudhoyono¹s international commitment to reduce carbon emissions from Indonesia. They called for his promise to be immediately...

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

Feature story | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

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...

Climate defenders to stay; Police reverses eviction order under pressure from communities

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:24

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district revoked an earlier order of Governor of Riau to evict Greenpeace activists participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula and has permitted them to...

Indonesian authorities evict climate defenders under pressure from forest criminals

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 7:00

The Indonesian police authorities, under orders from the Governor of Riau Province, will today begin the eviction of Greenpeace activists and local community members participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 16:33

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in the Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 8:41

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Press release | November 13, 2009 at 8:00

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the global...

"Indonesia is climate change's 'ground zero'"

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of...

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to

Image | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to seven excavators, owned by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRILRGE), one of Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper producers, to prevent it destroying the rainforest to make way for...

SBY: revoke permits for pulp giant APRIL clearing Kampar Peninsula

Press release | November 9, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released fresh evidence of pulp and paper giant APRIL rampantly destroying peatland forests in the Kampar Peninsula, Sumatra. On the basis of the photos and map released today, Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian President...

Naked emperors: the Greenpeace Guide to Climate Politics

Feature story | November 7, 2009 at 10:31

You know the story. The clever tailors that convince a kingdom that only intelligent people can see the clothes they make. Everyone talks about how fine the emperor's outfit is, until one audacious voice pipes up to say there's nothing there, the...

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...

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | November 4, 2009 at 14:00

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Loy Krathong at Ancient Siam

Feature story | November 1, 2009 at 7:00

This Loy Krathong Festival, Greenpeace called on the Thai Government to implement immediate steps to protect Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River from toxic pollution by taking genuine and serious action to mainstream clean production in the...

Greenpeace begins harvesting of organic rice art in Ratchaburi

Feature story | October 31, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today announced the commencement of the first phase of harvesting from the giant organic rice art project in Ratchaburi, beginning with the green rice variety. Greenpeace volunteers in Thailand planted the first 'Rice Art' project,...

Greenpeace calls on EU Funding for forest protection not destruction as it blocks...

Press release | October 31, 2009 at 8:00

Yesterday Greenpeace activists in two inflatable boats intercepted a ship in France, the Izmir Castle, carrying 15,000 tonnes of palm kernel from Indonesia in the port of Montoir-de-Bretagne. The Greenpeace activists painted "Climate Crime" on...

Greenpeace calls for clear and genuine steps to protect Chao Phraya River

Feature story | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today called on the Thai Government to implement immediate steps to protect Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River from toxic pollution. The call came ahead of this year’s Loy Krathong festival which honors the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae...

Greenpeace blocks pipe from toxic chemicals company

Feature story | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today initiated an investigation into toxic chemical effluents and noxious fumes that have downed around 70 community folk in Silang, Cavite, about 55 kilometers south of Manila.

EU leaders must help SBY to protect Indonesia’s forests: Greenpeace

Feature story | October 28, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists placed two 20 x 50 meter banners with the portraits of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on recently cleared peat land in Sumatra, ahead of the European Union leaders summit that begins in...

Greenpeace sets up base in Indonesia rainforest to prevent climate destruction

Feature story | October 27, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace announced today that it has set up base in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest and will remain there for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change, a...

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