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Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 12, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia. Carbon emission from...

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...

Greenpeace Photo Essays

Page | November 10, 2009 at 21:43

notes from climate ground zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009 1 comment

Rodora Angeles, Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) Actions Coordinator ©Greenpeace / Ardiles Rante Writing you all a quick message from Indonesia. Internet is limited and oftentimes connection is difficult. We are after all,...

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...

Mission Possible: Restoring the Peatland

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009

I am now on the peatland area of Semenanjung Kampar, half an hour away by boat from Greenpeace Climate Defender Camp. As far as I can see are bushes, grasses, several trees, and bushes again. Man, this is not the rainforest. Here I am...

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...

Climate Defenders Camp

Page | November 4, 2009 at 14:48

The Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp is in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change.

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...

Mélanie Laurent enjoys the spirit and friendship of Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2009 1 comment

Mélanie Laurent witnesses forest destruction - where climate change starts - in Indonesia. From Hikmat, media officer at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia No flashlights. No red carpets. Don’t talk about fancy five-star...

Dam - it's even harder than it looks!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 2, 2009

Activist Petteri has been hard at work, blocking the drainage of carbon-rich peatland in Indonesia ( read his first update - and why they are building a dam here ). Update 2 This morning we left camp with two pong pongs - local...

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...

The King of the Jungle

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 30, 2009

Earlier this week - myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau , urging both Sarkozy and...

Those dam treehuggers - saving the climate!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 29, 2009

There's lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now - on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest. Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region - in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands.

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment

Image | October 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment organization made their way at venue of the ASEAN Summit, pushing a gigantic “earth ball” with the message “ASEAN leaders: U turn the Earth" to challenge the ASEAN to push the world in the right...

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment

Image | October 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment organization made their way at venue of the ASEAN Summit, pushing a gigantic “earth ball” with the message “ASEAN leaders: U turn the Earth" to challenge the ASEAN to push the world in the right...

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...

Greenpeace challenges ASEAN to get serious about climate threat

Press release | October 24, 2009 at 8:00

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...

Sending out an SOS

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 1, 2009

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Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" which will be handed over to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The...

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" which will be handed over to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The...

A Thai child holds an elephant "piggy bank"

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

A Thai child holds an elephant "piggy bank" containing "small change for the climate." The child is one of five Thai children to hand the "piggy bank" to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate...

Five Thai children hand little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hand little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The event was the final step in...

Five Thai children hand little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hand little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The event was the final step in...

Five Thai children hand little elephant “piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hand little elephant “piggy banks” containing “small change for the climate” to Yvo De Boer, the UN’s top climate official, at the start of the lastest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The event was the final step in...

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.

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

Press release | September 28, 2009 at 8:00

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.

Members of the Chang(e) Caravan pose at the

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Members of the Chang(e) Caravan pose at the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the conclusion of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for change which passed through Thailand’s climate change impacted areas aims...

A Greenpeace activist stands in front of

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

A Greenpeace activist stands in front of the elephants of the Chang(e) Caravan during a press conference at the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the conclusion of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for...

Alongkot Chukaew of the Thai Elephant research

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Alongkot Chukaew of the Thai Elephant research and Conservation Fund speaks in an interview during a press conference at the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the conclusion of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s...

Representatives from Greenpeace and Thai

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Representatives from Greenpeace and Thai Elephant research and Conservation Fund conduct a press conference at the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the conclusion of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for...

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan play outside the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the concluding press conference of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for change which passed through...

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan play outside the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the concluding press conference of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for change which passed through...

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan

Image | September 27, 2009 at 7:00

Elephants from the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan play outside the 'Bench of Public Appeals' in 'Ancient Siam,' during the concluding press conference of the Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a people’s caravan for change which passed through...

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations Chang(e)...

Press release | September 27, 2009 at 8:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Schoolchildren walked with the Greenpeace

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

Schoolchildren walked with the Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan during an educational activity about elephants, biodiversity, forests and climate change in Ancient Siam, Samutprakan Province, around 30 kilometers south of Bangkok The Caravan, now...

Greenpeace

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan during an educational activity about elephants, biodiversity, forests and climate change in Ancient Siam, Samutprakan Province, around 30 kilometers south of Bangkok. The Caravan, now on its 14th day, is a 15-day...

A house lies abandoned in the coast of Klong

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

A house lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and released today by Greenpeace.

Local children play beside a house which

Image | September 26, 2009 at 7:00

Local children play beside a house which lies abandoned in the coast of Klong Dan, Samutprakan province, 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, where coastal erosion has already washed away parts of the town, in this photo taken on September 7 and...

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations. Chang(e)...

Feature story | September 26, 2009 at 6:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Slideshows

Hub | September 24, 2009 at 19:29

Elephants from the Greenpeace

Image | September 24, 2009 at 7:00

Elephants from the Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan rest on the road in Chacheongsao, on the 12th day of the Caravan into Bangpakong district where the group will later hold focus group discussions with community representatives on climate change...

Greenpeace activists and elephants walk through

Image | September 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and elephants walk through Chacheongsao, on the 12th day of the Chang(e) Caravan into Bangpakong district where the group will later hold focus group discussions with community representatives on climate change effects on...

Greenpeace activists and elephants walk through

Image | September 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and elephants walk through the rice fields of Chacheongsao, on the 12th day of the Chang(e) Caravan into Bangpakong district where the group will later hold focus group discussions with community representatives on climate...

Elephants bathe in a pond in Chacheongsao

Image | September 24, 2009 at 7:00

Elephants bathe in a pond in Chacheongsao, on the 12th day of the Chang(e) Caravan into Bangpakong district where the group will later hold focus group discussions with community representatives on climate change effects on agriculture, fisheries...

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

Feature story | September 21, 2009 at 6:00

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...

Climate Opinion Poll: Asians demand climate deal, want Obama to lead

Feature story | September 17, 2009 at 6:00

People in developing Asia pin their hopes for a new global climate treaty mainly on one man: Barack Obama. According to a new poll, 53% of Asians believe an agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December depends on leadership by the US...

Washington, we have a problem.

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009 3 comments

Xiaowei, a Chinese rock-star, Tshepo, an African activist and Shane, an American-Indian student are part of the small Greenpeace team of Thai and Filipino staff and volunteers, that walked the entire distance of 12 kms with the...

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