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Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | September 24, 2009 at 16:37

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Action by Greenpeace in the North Sea: Palm Oil that kills the climate and forests is...

Feature story | December 24, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today protested against a shipment of Indonesian palm oil en route to Rotterdam by painting "Forest Crime" on the side of the Isola Corallo. The tanker is transporting palm oil from Indonesia's largest palm oil producer, Sinar Mas, to...

Greenpeace exposes Government’s duplicity on Forests

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today urged Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry to stop granting new palm oil concessions on forest land and revoke existing land permits with immediate effect to halt the ongoing forest destruction and help curb the country’s greenhouse gas...

GMO rice contamination found in the Philippines

Feature story | November 28, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace today revealed that illegal GE (genetically-engineered) rice has contaminated the Philippine food chain, in the latest in a series of GE rice contamination scandals around the world. Bayer's LL601—which has not been approved for human...

Apo Island goes renewable

Feature story | October 22, 2006 at 6:00

Apo Island, home to one of the world’s best community-managed marine reserves, goes renewable with the installation of a solar power module in the barangay’s elementary school library.

Philippine wind power potential highest in Southeast Asia

Feature story | September 21, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to fast track the passage of a stronger Renewable Energy (RE) Bill which must contain ambitious, legally-binding targets in order to effectively make a difference in the fight against climate...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign: you asked, Nestlé has answered

Feature story | May 18, 2010 at 6:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Greenpeace blasts Pangasinan resolution on nuclear plants

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today urged government leaders to stand fast against the machinations of nuclear energy peddlers, and instead move for the immediate adoption of energy efficiency measures and the fast deployment of renewable energy sources which, it...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 16, 2010 at 12:47

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 9, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

Sinar Mas a grave threat to the forests and peatlands of Indonesia

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia today accused Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, of endangering the integrity and biodiversity of the Danau (Lake) Sentarum National Park, a wetland site in West Kalimantan, protected under the...

Greenpeace showcases the solution to Indonesia’s rapid forest destruction and rising...

Feature story | October 31, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace launched its Forests for Climate initiative, the pioneering solution to reduce deforestation, tackle climate change, preserve global biodiversity and protect the livelihoods of millions of forest people. Forests for Climate (FFC) is...

Greenpeace exposes abuse of Forestry Law and illegal logging in West Papua

Feature story | October 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today released evidence of continued illegal logging activities in a suspended logging concession area in Kaimana, West Papua province. In July 2008, Indonesian police arrested senior executives (1) of two logging companies, PT Kaltim...

Lack of transparency clouds gov’t response to GMO contamination

Feature story | October 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today organized a round table discussion to reflect on society’s doubts and the ambiguity of the government’s methods in tackling Thailand’s GMO papaya contamination case. Law experts, academics and NGO representatives cited cases of...

RP's top food chains join movement to protect staple food

Feature story | August 27, 2008 at 6:00

The country's top food establishments have teamed up with Greenpeace to protect rice, the Philippines' most important staple food, from the threats of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms.)

Austria bans Monsanto’s GE maize

Feature story | July 25, 2008 at 6:00

Austria has banned the import of the highly dangerous genetically engineered maize MON 863. The maize (corn) is produced by US agro-chemical giant Monsanto.

Anti-coal icon commemorated as specter of climate impacts grip communities

Feature story | June 21, 2007 at 6:00

Greenpeace raised the specter of global warming and its impacts, at a massive community commemoration of the martyrdom of Charoen Wataksorn, Thailand's most prominent anti-coal activist, who was assassinated by alleged pro-coal mafia at Prachuab...

One for the record books

Feature story | March 16, 2007 at 7:00

Indonesia destroys about 51 square kilometers of forests every day, equivalent to 300 football fields every hour -- a figure, which should earn the country a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's fastest destroyer of forests.

Esperanza at location of disabled whaling ship

Feature story | February 17, 2007 at 7:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently staying close by the Japanese government's whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which was disabled by fire on Thursday. This afternoon, we received a radio call from the whaling crew to tell us that the...

Greenpeace launches “Energy (R)evolution” campaign in Indonesia

Feature story | February 2, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace challenged the Indonesian government to take strong leadership in confronting the global climate crisis by spearheading efforts in the developing world to establish measures that would protect the people and economies of the poorer...

Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | January 25, 2007 at 7:00

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.

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: “Forest Killer”

Feature story | December 7, 2006 at 7:00

Dried leaves and tree branches was poured all over Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI) headquarters in Jakarta along with a huge bouquet of flowers inscribed with: “Congratulations Kayu Lapis Indonesia, Forest Killer in Papua” in a symbolic act to...

Thailand benefits from GMO rice contamination scandal

Feature story | October 16, 2006 at 6:00

Thailand’s biggest rice exporters say there is no market for genetically-engineered (GE) crops. The rice exporters joined Greenpeace in a press conference entitled “Investing in Agriculture for Food Security” on World Food Day today to warn...

Greenpeace, farmers carve RP's first ever crop circle vs. Bt corn

Feature story | October 3, 2006 at 6:00

The Philippines' first ever crop circle marks the Global Day of Action to protect corn—one of the world’s most important staple foods—against contamination from genetically-engineered (GE) varieties.

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 26, 2006 at 6:00

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

Papuans act to protect forests and fight climate change

Press release | July 23, 2009 at 8:00

A Papua civil society coalition today launched an action plan to tackle the threat of increasing deforestation in Papua Province, home to Indonesia’s last remaining intact tracts of tropical rainforest. The coalition, including Greenpeace, Papua...

No Forests for Elections – Stop Deforestation

Press release | January 22, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today called upon Indonesia’s election committee, Komisi Pemiihan Umum (KPU), to investigate the funding of all political parties in the run up to the 2009 Presidential and legislative elections.

Mission accomplished!

Feature story | May 9, 2010 at 6:00

A week ago, only five presidential candidates had so far committed to our call for urgent water protection measures when elected.

Greenpeace activists "sleep in" at presidentiables’ campaign headquarters, Demand...

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today warned those vying for the next presidency against sleeping on climate change issues that greatly impact on the everyday lives of Filipinos. The environmental group emphasized the warning by holding a “sleep in” at the campaign...

Greenpeace pursues Presidential candidates on water protection

Feature story | April 27, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today submitted letters of demand to presidential candidates to push them for their commitments to protect the country’s water sources. Greenpeace bikers delivered the letters, along with images of drought affected areas in the...

Angat’s tributaries already dried up

Feature story | April 19, 2010 at 6:00

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation of Angat Dam can worsen in the next few weeks, Greenpeace said today, following the results of an expedition in the reservoir conducted last weekend by a team of Greenpeace volunteers accompanied...

Green Groups Rank Presidential Candidates’ Platforms on Clean Water

Feature story | March 22, 2010 at 7:00

To mark World Water Day, the environmental advocacy groups Ecowaste Coalition and Greenpeace today disclosed their ranking of the presidential candidates’ platforms on clean water grading them 0 to 10, with 10 being the “greenest.” Activists with...

Pollution is not a secret

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Twenty Greenpeace activists today unfurled a banner saying “Information Disclosure: Pollution is not a secret” at the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) building in Central Bangkok to urge the DIW to proactively tackle chemical contamination of...

Greenpeace report exposes high costs of Genetic Engineering of crops

Feature story | February 3, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to promote and invest in ecological farming practices as a solution to the challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector. The call was made at the launch of a new report, "Counting the Costs of...

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.

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat!

Feature story | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

Environmental activists take action against dumping of flood wastes and debris into...

Feature story | October 16, 2009 at 6:00

The Greenpeace Water Patrol, EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan today trooped to the Nangka River to expose the illegal dumping of flood garbage and debris into the River by the Marikina government and the Metropolitan Manila Development...

70 days to Copenhagen: time is running out for the climate and our children’s future

Feature story | September 28, 2009 at 6:00

After a disastrous week for the climate in New York and Pittsburgh, five Thai children today made a direct appeal for their future to Yvo De Boer, the UN’s top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok.

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