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TODAY: Conditions "harsh and disproportionate" for red-carpet activists and Sea...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 7, 2010

Coverage in Spain and European free dailies continued yesterday on the campaign to release the four red-carpet activists in Copenhagen. Spanish news documented the condition of Juan Lopez de Uralde in prison as "thinner than usual",...

Copenhagen Diary 10 |Leadership Crisis : neither “Seal the Deal” nor “Bend the Trend”

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 22, 2009

It was super cold on Friday late evening. After the “climate shame” photo shoot I left Oksnehallen Hall in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district – the alternative venue given to NGOs, civil society and observers by the Danish Foreign...

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...

Drowned rats

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

World leaders are scurrying to the Copenhagen airport like rats fleeing a sinking ship. You’d think they were all in the Maldives right now or something, and they could see the water closing in over their heads (if you’ll permit me 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.

World leader cop-out leads to failure

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

It's a gut-busting, heart-breaking cop-out and I'm so very, very angry although sadly not very surprised. The exhaustion we're all feeling in the Greenpeace team only adds to the appalling sense of frustration - our leaders swanned in...

Copenhagen: Blow by blow

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While we're waiting to hear the announcements from Copenhagen - here's a blow by blow account of what's happened at the Summit...

Copenhagen Diary 9 | Between the Debate and Speeches

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

There has been snowing since Wednesday night. All Copenhagen landscape turned white. I was on the bus no 250S to Gladsaxe Stadium outside Copenhagen’ city center with Khun Amarit(Mum) – news reporter from Thailand’s Public Broadcasting...

Copenhagen Diary 8 | Crackdown

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

On December 16 as Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now activists planned to enter the COP15 venue and stage “People’s Assembly”, the access has been highly restricted. Metro station at the Bella Center was closed. More...

Hanging out for a FAB deal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 2 comments

While our mock head of state was crashing the Queen's dinner party , other Greenpeace volunteers were out on the streets of Copenhagen, climbing lamp posts to carry on our theme of the day - politicians talk, leaders act. Hailing from...

Greenpeace "Head of State" crashes Queen’s dinner to send a message to world leaders

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day of the UN climate summit and, by all accounts, the negotiations have descended into complete chaos. The voice of civil society has been increasingly marginalized. There has been no leadership from the developed...

Leaked documents prove current climate offers are crap

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 1 comment

With the Copenhagen talks going nowhere fast, a leaked document ( pdf ) has caused some excitement here in the Greenpeace office and throughout the campaigning fraternity here in the Danish capital. Actually, that's probably an...

Kumi reflects on Copenhagen from the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 17, 2009

Our Executive Director and chair of the tcktcktck campaign, Kumi Naidoo, writes from the Rainbow Warrior II in Copenhagen. Kumi is pictured above (second from the left) with the ship's captain and crew. Dear Colleagues and Friends...

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.

Copenhagen Diary 7 | Flopenhagen

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 17, 2009

“We want Copenhagen to not be remembered as a ‘Flopenhagen’, we want a Hopenhagen.” That was the closing remark of Kumi Naidoo – Greenpeace International Executive Director at the side event on the 1st day of the COP15 to demand the...

Copenhagen Diary 6 | Undemocratic fashions inside the Bella Center

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Late morning on Sunday, I was asked by Penchom Tang and Kingkorn Narinthon Na Ayutthaya- Thai Working Group for Climate Justice’s colleagues to help taking 9 community leaders from Thailand to participate in “Hit the Production” action...

Code REDD

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Discussions at these climate talks are often in a highly specialized language that some of us like to call “Alphabet Soup” – because it is conducted almost entirely in acronyms. One such cup o’ soup we’ve been hearing a lot about...

Copenhagen Diary 5 |Samba Drums

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 14, 2009

A clear blue sky over Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) seen two police and military helicopters flying around as about 100,000 people were taking over the area. It marked Global Day of Climate Action in Copenhagen and more...

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 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...

Copenhagen Diary 4 | NGO Climate Rescue Station (CRS)

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

“…After passing through the registration area and the ID badge checkpoint, walk directly ahead past the cloakroom and through the  exhibition area towards a set of double doors, above which is a banner advertising the NGO Climate...

Copenhagen Diary 3 | The Entrance

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

“I was at war in Vietnam” said very senior charismatic American Indian man based in California I met and greet on the bus heading into town center as I was telling him that I come from Bangkok and work for Greenpeace there. He is one...

Nude runners highlight the need for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

On the eve of the Global Day of Action on Climate Change male students holding roses and 'climate change' banners run naked at the state-run University of the Philippines in Manila on December 11, 2009 to demand concerted action to...

Copenhagen Diary 2 |Keep Talking…The Boat is Ready

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 2 comments

Unfortunately I missed the highlight on the first day when Leah Wickham – a young woman from Fiji speaking on behalf of more than 10 million people who signed tcktcktck petition calling for an immediate legally binding and Abigail...

Copenhagen Diary – 1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

I landed at Kastrup airport of Copenhagen and checked Greenpeace website to discover that the Countdown to Copenhagen clock for the UN climate summit showed exactly 24 hours were left before the most important meeting in the history of...

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...

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.

Place your bets for Fossil Of The Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQQfZHDTNg&feature=player_embedded] Sometimes, there is such a beautiful synchronisation of multiple ideas in a single word, I'm tempted to believe that it couldn't possibly have happened by...

Check out the live stream of our side event here at the UN climate summit

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Grenpeace activists hung the above banner on the iconic Mt. Rushmore in the US after it became apparent that Obama was not leading the climate debate as he'd promised. In just a couple hours, you can tune in to...

Day one at Copenhagen-the short version

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

Lots of folks here are sending updates out about how the first day of the climate summit went but I thought I would share this email form a friend, it seemed so easy to understand and covers all the basics of what went down here at the...

US banner uses 50,000 activist signatures to send message to Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

I bet you thought all the action was going down in Copenhagen right now — or at least you thought that until you saw our activists on the roof of the Candian Parliament . Well, my colleagues back in the States have just taken action...

Kumi Naidoo, Wangari Maathai, and several youth activists call for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

John beat me to the punch in blogging about the Tcktcktck petition delivery event earlier today, but I still wanted to share these pics. They're of our executive director, Kumi Naidoo, with legendary activist and 2004 Nobel Peace...

Ground Zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 7, 2009 2 comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the countdown timer for the Copenhagen Summit in my computer screen zeroes flickered. This is it… Today the world holds its breath as world leaders arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide what the...

Obama moves date of Copenhagen trip

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 5, 2009 2 comments

President Obama has announced that he will now come to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is most certainly welcome news . All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and...

Welcome to Copenhagen!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 3, 2009

I just got to Copenhagen a few hours ago, and this being my first visit to the city I was of course looking out the window of the plane as we approached Kastrup airport. And lo and behold, there was the Greenpeace ship Beluga II ...

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?

The story of CAP & TRADE

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 2, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvaoqRSshv0] December 1st marks the worldwide release of the 9-minute animated film The Story of Cap & Trade which takes a provocative but humorous look at cap and trade, the leading climate...

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...

Notes from the top (of a crane)….

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | November 28, 2009

Filipino Greenpeace activist Joel has spent more than 9 hours on top of a crane in the port of a massive pulp facility in Riau.  Earlier, his team, along with 10 other activists shut down the entire export facility of the mill owned by...

Our Climate Defenders are at it again - Pulp exports halted at climate change's...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 25, 2009

The climate can’t wait, the remaining Indonesian forest can’t wait, and today Greenpeace sent a strong message to world leaders by blocking the Asia Pulp & Paper mill in the heart of the Indonesian forest. This mill is a massive...

12 Days left to avert climate chaos

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists 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.

Climate change stops here - Dam mission completed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 23, 2009

A few days ago, Swiss Forest Campaigner Asti described her first impressions of the camp. Since arriving she has been busy helping the local community finish a dam that will help preserve the precious peatland and help save the climate...

Ready for the crocodiles

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Asti, Forest Campaigner from Switzerland, who has finally arrived at the camp: There is a big buzz in the Climate Defenders Camp this afternoon. With at least 400 local visitors, including loads of children, and plenty of...

The community takes the lead as activists return to the camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Ashish, a Campaigner from India, who has finally arrived at the camp: We got into the Climate Defenders Camp late Friday night, the yellow Greenpeace banner emerging out of the night as our boat crossed the river from Teluk...

Rainforest a vital and sustainable 'supermarket' for local communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

After what she describes as two very emotional and intense weeks at the Climate Defenders Camp in Sumatra, Corinna Hölzel, Forest Campaigner from Germany has now left Indonesia. Corinna had intended to stay in the camp much longer but...

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