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Greenpeace slams government plans to ratify JPEPA

Feature story | January 16, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced plans in the Senate to ratify the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) soon, saying that it is unacceptable for the Senate to brush off serious concerns on the treaty's toxic waste dumping provisions...

Greenpeace 'Polar Bear' visits RP Senate straight from Bali

Feature story | December 19, 2007 at 7:00

"My home is in danger—so is yours," a Greenpeace 'polar bear' today warned lawmakers, as he demanded, in a visit to the Senate, that the government immediately pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill.

Rainbow Warrior joins Balinese flotilla of hope for urgent climate action

Feature story | December 7, 2007 at 7:00

A flotilla of fishing boats greeted the Greenpeace flagship, SV Rainbow Warrior, as she sailed into Benoa port Bali today. The fishing boats carried banners saying ‘Save Our Seas - Save Our Corals´ and ‘Climate Action Now´ urging government...

Vital UN climate negotiations start in Bali

Feature story | December 3, 2007 at 7:00

It’s said that a week is a long time in politics. The burning question is whether two weeks is long enough for governments to finally wake up, smell the carbon and confront the biggest problem facing the world. Yes, says Greenpeace. Absolutely.

Schools pledge to help save the climate at the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools

Feature story | November 17, 2007 at 7:00

Sixty-six schools and universities pledged to take part in the global effort to help solve climate change during the Philippine Climate Congress of Schools initiated by Greenpeace and supported by Lakbay Kalikasan, Saint Paul College of Pasig,...

Greenpeace spotlights groundwater contamination in Lamphun Province, calls attention...

Feature story | November 13, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace put the spotlight on the alarming groundwater contamination in Ban Nong Pet, adjacent to the Northern Region Industrial Estate in Lamphun Province, by hanging a banner with the warning "TOXIC," accompanied by the skull and crossbones...

Greenpeace to Senate: it's time to pass the RE Bill

Feature story | November 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as alarm clocks marched into the Senate building to remind the Philippine government to immediately pass the Renewable Energy (RE) Bill ahead of the most important political meeting on climate change in Indonesia this...

Greenpeace Confronts Deforestation in Oil Palm Plantations

Feature story | October 22, 2007 at 6:00

To highlight the continuing destruction of peatland forests in Indonesia and its impacts on the global climate, Greenpeace today hung a banner with the message “Save our forest, save our climate” on the remaining forest adjacent to an encroaching...

Stop toxic waste trade

Feature story | August 30, 2007 at 6:00

Public health and environmental groups1 from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition held a sectoral briefing today to elaborate on the current issues surrounding toxic and radioactive wastes under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement...

'Rice deities' descend on Department of Agriculture demand DA protect RP from GMO...

Feature story | April 16, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed to symbolize the bul-ul, a traditional Ifugao rice guardian, carried out a sit-in protest at the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) doorsteps in Quezon City today. The peaceful action was meant to tell the DA to act on...

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | December 15, 2006 at 7:00

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

And the flame still rages on…

Feature story | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

A startling discovery of widespread destruction in Sumatra's ancient forests, caused by fires which threatens to burn out of control.

Industrial logging threates rainforest Eden

Feature story | April 12, 2006 at 6:00

Large-scale commercial logging threatens to cut through Indonesia's last intact forest, the rainforest 'Eden' in Papua.

Safeguarding 'Eden'

Feature story | March 14, 2006 at 7:00

On a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific, from illegal and destructive logging, Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sails into the Indonesian province of Papua to preserve the newly discovered...

Greenpeace stages water “die-in” at DENR, Decries insufficient protection of fresh...

Press release | March 19, 2010 at 8:00

Quezon City, 19 March 2010. Greenpeace activists staged a “die-in” at the compound of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) today, three days before World Water Day celebrations, to emphasize the need for better management of...

Asia to generate 67% of future electricity from renewable energy, says study

Press release | October 31, 2008 at 15:12

Renewable energy sources will account for 67% of the electricity produced in developing countries in Asia by 2050, supplanting the need for nuclear energy and reducing requirements for fossil fuel-fired power plants, according to one of the most...

More than 10,000 petition Cabinet to stop lifting GMO ban

Press release | November 27, 2007 at 8:00

"Uphold the GMO field trial ban!" Greenpeace demanded today as volunteers from the environmental organization marched to the Government House to deliver a petition, signed by more than 10,000 Thai consumers and farmers, against genetically-modifie...

Environmental groups in the Philippines, Rep. Bello blast Indonesian detention of...

Press release | July 7, 2010 at 18:33

Greenpeace and The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK) released a statement today denouncing the unwarranted and unjust detention of anti-coal activists by police authorities in...

Greenpeace calls for an “Energy [R]evolution” in SEA

Press release | June 22, 2010 at 8:00

The latest version of the report, “Energy [R]evolution: a sustainable world energy outlook”[1], shows how, by 2050, 94%[2] of the electricity produced in Developing Asia[3] can come from renewables, which would in turn massively boost the power...

Greenpeace challenges RSPO to stop green-washing member companies

Press release | November 14, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)(1), which meets in...

Greenpeace Statement: On the approval by the Bicameral Conference Committee of the...

Press release | October 8, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive Director, Von Hernandez said: "Greenpeace congratulates the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives for finally coming together in moving the country a step closer in legislating a much-needed...

Nuclear Energy: Remembering Chernobyl’s ongoing tragic legacy

Press release | April 25, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace commemorated the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with the launch of a photo roadshow called “Certificate No.000358” which chronicles the aftermath of that human and environmental tragedy. Amidst recent revelations of cover-ups...

More electronic companies going green, Greenpeace says but much improvement still needed

Press release | July 10, 2007 at 8:00

Electronic companies are clearly rising to the challenge of 'greening' their products, Greenpeace said today during the launch in Quezon City of the latest 'Guide to Greener Electronics,' a public ranking system of the environmental practices of...

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon Bt Talong

Feature story | September 29, 2010 at 20:43

Greenpeace and other members of the Network Opposed to Genetically Modified Organisms (NO2GMOs) today called on the government to immediately stop all field trials of genetically engineered Bt Talong, a.k.a. Bt Eggplant, and follow the example of...

Greenpeace Halts Rainforest Destruction in Kampar Again by Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL

Feature story | July 15, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists blocked a barge carrying thousands of cubic metres of timber from the rainforests of the Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra today. The activists unfurled a banner reading ‘APRIL stop trashing our future’ and urged pulp and paper...

Greenpeace challenges Noynoy Aquino to be “greenest” Philippine president

Feature story | June 4, 2010 at 6:00

On the eve of World Environment Day, Greenpeace challenged president-elect Noynoy Aquino to be the “greenest” Philippine head of state during his term. The environment group called on Aquino to live up to his promise made on Earth Day last April...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 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...

Yudhoyono, First Stop Forest Fires: Greenpeace

Feature story | August 3, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace demanded President Yudhoyono take urgent action to tackle the latest spate of forest fires. Forest fires are raging across Indonesia, with Riau Province in Sumatra, West and Central Kalimantan and parts of Sulawesi being hardest hit -...

Climate meeting in Bonn: save the forests, but don't cheapen carbon

Feature story | March 31, 2009 at 13:13

If we're to have a hope of saving our planet from runaway climate change, we need to make it expensive for industry to emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, and we need to make it profitable for countries like Brazil, Indonesia, and...

4.4 million Thai citizens to be impacted by water pollution

Feature story | March 23, 2009 at 13:58

Greenpeace released a shocking report which reveals that 92.68 percent of the total area in Thailand is at risk from water pollution. Within these risk areas, 6.87 percent is classified as ‘high risk’ and could impact approximately 4,440,049 Thai...

Greenpeace challenges President Yudhoyono to honour his commitment to cut emissions...

Feature story | February 18, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace is sending an urgent message to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, ahead of his meeting with the new US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to take immediate action to combat dangerous climate change and stop Indonesia’s...

Energy Revolution Now!

Feature story | October 31, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace has published the second edition of the Energy [R]evolution scenario, updated with the latest economic, technical and population data. The Energy [R]evolution is the only energy scenario which shows how the world can cut emissions,...

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 14:50

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Rainforest timber stopped from leaving Paradise

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 6:00

Armed police have escorted three of our activists off a ship in Papua New Guinea. The activists had stopped the ship, bound for China, from loading illegally logged timber from the Paradise Forest. They remained harnessed to a crane onboard the...

Philippine politicians back Greenpeace Quit Coal call

Feature story | May 29, 2008 at 6:00

One week into the Philippines leg of our flagship the Rainbow Warrior’s Quit Coal tour and senior politicians are lining up to support our Quit Coal call to protect the climate.

CCS not going to save the climate

Feature story | May 8, 2008 at 15:54

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Greenpeace Water Patrol investigates polluting garbage dump in Laguna Lake

Feature story | April 21, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today investigated a dump site in Angono, Rizal which has taken over the banks of Laguna Lake, and called on the government for the strict enforcement of waste laws to protect the country’s threatened freshwater...

PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry's false solution

Feature story | February 7, 2008 at 7:00

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of the global coal industry has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet.

Agrochemicals a major source of water pollution

Feature story | February 1, 2008 at 7:00

Decades of agrochemical use in the Philippines and Thailand has polluted water sources in the country and are directly posing risks to human health and the environment, Greenpeace said today at the launch of a new study entitled "Agrochemical use...

Bali climate talks back from the brink, but substance missing

Feature story | December 17, 2007 at 7:00

The world turned here in Bali today as the conference booed and jeered US attempts to block a successful outcome.

Switch off, Unplug, Enjoy!

Feature story | December 11, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Bali Hotels Association in partnership with the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) today launched an ambitious energy efficiency program aimed at promoting responsible tourism and climate friendly hospitality in the...

Greenpeace Clean Energy Parade calls for passage of Renewable Energy Bill

Feature story | December 8, 2007 at 7:00

Hundreds of students, bikers, runners, volunteers, and supporters in Renewable Energy-themed costumes called for the immediate passage of the Renewable Energy Bill as they marched around the Quezon Memorial Circle to take part in the Global Day...

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