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Apo Island 'ray of hope' for oceans, Greenpeace says

Press release | August 30, 2006 at 8:00

Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines is a 'ray of hope' for oceans around the world, Greenpeace said today during the visit of the ship MY Esperanza to the famous reserve. The Esperanza was welcomed in pristine Apo Island by the local...

Climate change “to cripple” ASEAN 2015 economic integration

Press release | August 31, 2012 at 13:52

Climate change will cripple the ASEAN goal of economic integration by 2015. The warning was issued today by ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Climate Deal (A-FAB), a regional coalition led by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Oxfam, during a...

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

ASEAN Community Wants Cambodia to Facilitate Clean Energy Discussion

Image | March 30, 2012 at 12:55

Youth light candles during a ceremony at the Asean Civil Society Conference (ACSC) in Phonm Penh. The ACSC was the venue of the Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Young Progressives of Southeast Asia for a petition and photo exhibition calling for a...

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ASEAN Community Wants Cambodia to Facilitate Clean Energy Discussion

Image | March 30, 2012 at 13:07

Tara Buakamsri, Campaign Director for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, gives a copy of Shadowlands photo book to Mr. Suth Dina, a personal advisor to Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh. Greenpeace Southeast Asia and...

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Tell ASEAN to say NO to nukes!

ASEAN Community Wants Cambodia to Facilitate Clean Energy Discussion

Image | March 30, 2012 at 13:28

A student signs a petition address to ASEAN leaders to work together to secure a safe and clean energy future for the people of the region. Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Young Progressives of Southeast Asia, gathered at Cambodia’s Ministry of...

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Remember Japan... Keep Southeast Asia nuclear-free!

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | March 11, 2012

A year ago this day, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of north-east Japan that caused catastrophic meltdowns at a nuclear plant. We witnessed the disaster, video after video, heartbreaking...

Thai-Japan free trade pact allows dumping of toxic waste to the Kingdom

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace and FTA Watch today condemned the impending Thai-Japan free trade pact for including provisions that would allow Japan to dump its toxic waste and hazardous chemicals into the Kingdom. The Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement...

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.

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.

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...

4.4 million Thai citizens to be impacted by water pollution

Press release | March 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today 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...

Greenpeace: ASEAN must focus on Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

Press release | January 9, 2007 at 13:32

Greenpeace today called upon the ASEAN leaders to put Climate Change on top of its agenda and seek help from developed countries to establish adaptation and mitigation measures to protect the people and economies of the region.

“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...

Illegal genetically engineered Chinese rice discovered in Europe

Press release | September 6, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace International released findings today that show illegal GE (genetically engineered) rice from China has contaminated food products in France, Germany and the UK. Greenpeace International has notified authorities that the illegal GE...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thailand’s rice-bowl under severe threat from climate change

Press release | September 21, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today called upon world leaders gathered in New York for a United Nations summit on climate change to set aside short sighted political self interest and to expedite climate action by making available 140 billion USD annually, to ...

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:...

'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...

Policy experts say environmental protection is crucial to ASEAN economic integration...

Press release | May 20, 2014 at 14:56

Manila, Philippines, 20 May 2014—The protection of Southeast Asia’s natural and human resource base must be ensured as the region moves towards economic integration in 2015 and beyond. This was the pronouncement made by regional policy experts,...

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed

Publication | September 18, 2006 at 17:07

Determining the presence of hazardous substances in five brands of laptop computers.

Greenpeace PRESS STATEMENT : In reaction to the Energy Secretary's recent...

Press release | August 22, 2007 at 8:00

In reaction to the Energy Secretary's recent announcement on developing nuclear energy in Philippines, Mr. Von Hernandez, Campaign Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia released the following statement:

"Don't drop the RE Bill" Greenpeace challenges Senate as UN body warns impacts of...

Press release | January 31, 2007 at 16:09

“Don't drop the RE Bill!" Greenpeace today issued the challenge to the Senate after receiving reports that the upper chamber is no longer considering the passage of the Renewable Energy Bill, even as a new UN report expected to be released on...

Greenpeace launches first comprehensive global energy strategy for tackling climate...

Press release | January 25, 2007 at 8:00

Renewable energy, combined with efficiencies from the smart use of energy, can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050, according to one of the most comprehensive plans for future sustainable energy provision, launched today.

The Global Status of Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops: 10 years of continuing rejection

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 8:00

A summary of ‘Global reaction against genetic engineering in 2006’, released by Greenpeace today, provides solid evidence that resistance to genetically engineered crops continues to grow, amongst farmers, consumers and governments. 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...

South Korea Breaks Rank with anti-Basel Ban Block: Environmental Groups Laud Move,...

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 8:00

Environmental groups lauded South Korea's support, together with the Arab region, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Norway, for the early entry into force of the Basel Convention's Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed nations from exporting toxic wastes to...

Greenpeace hails Thai-Vietnam non-GE rice agreement

Press release | November 27, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace today hailed an agreement between rice traders from Thailand and Vietnam, respectively the world's first and second largest exporters of rice, to shun genetically engineered (GE) rice. The agreement comes in the wake of scandals...

Victory for environment and freedom of expression

Press release | September 15, 2006 at 16:46

Greenpeace today hailed the Thai court's decision to acquit two Greenpeace activists in a landmark trial involving genetically engineered (GE) crops as victory for the environment and freedom of expression. Ms Patwajee Srisuwan and Dr Jiragorn...

Philippines at serious risk from illegal GMO rice contamination

Press release | September 12, 2006 at 8:00

The Philippines is at serious risk from illegal GE (genetically-engineered) rice contamination as the international scandal around genetically-manipulated rice varieties which have not been commercially approved for human consumption grows bigger...

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...

GMO Corn invades Filipino food and feed

Press release | April 23, 2009 at 19:05

Amidst continuing interception and seizures of illegal GMO corn varieties in Negros Occidental, Greenpeace today demanded that the Philippine Government issue an outright ban on all genetically-modified (GMO) food crops. Earlier this month,...

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 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.

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.

Greenpeace statement on the withdrawal of the approval of the GMO MON 863

Press release | March 29, 2007 at 8:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap this week stated that he ordered the disapproval of genetically-modified corn MON 863 which an independent study released earlier this month in France revealed to show signs of liver and kidney...

GMO corn approved in RP shows signs of toxicity, study reveals

Press release | March 14, 2007 at 8:00

A genetically-modified (GM) corn strain approved for food, feed and processing in the Philippines shows signs of toxicity to mammals, a new study released today reveals. The study, and written by a panel of three independent scientists in France...

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: 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's Guide to Greener Electronics version 10: companies are stalling on real...

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 8:00

Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands still show little engagement with...

Quit Coal - Save the Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 18, 2008

Hello. My name is Beau and I'm the campaigner on board the Rainbow Warrior for the Philippine leg of the Quit Coal, Save the Climate Tour. Our first day on the Rainbow Warrior began with the crew waking up really early to prepare to...

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