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Yolanda survivor Joanna Sustento joins actress Lucy Lawless in protest against Arctic...

Press release | July 21, 2017 at 21:00

Barents Sea, Norway-- Eleven peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the...

Greenpeace statement on the bird flu outbreak

Press release | August 17, 2017 at 15:00

Quezon City, Philippines – In light of the recent avian flu outbreak, Greenpeace today recommended longer-term measures to address the spread of pathogens, which it says is indicative of a failing industrial food production system.

World’s largest palm oil grower forced to restore over 1,000ha of rainforest

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 10:00

Jakarta- Under strong pressure from its customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FELDA Global Ventures (FGV) has promised to restore over 1,000 hectares of the peat forest in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. [1] This is the first time...

Anti-coal communities in Thailand’s deep south say no to coal

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 14:17

Bangkok, Thailand - The “Teluk Patani” network, Permatamas, and Greenpeace Southeast Asia have raised concerns over the Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) of the proposed coal-fired power plant at Thepa. The groups say the project...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in...

Press release | September 22, 2017 at 12:57

Manila - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30 hectares in Manila Bay -...

Leaked letter reveals worries over Indonesia’s state power company PLN's debts

Press release | September 29, 2017 at 8:28

Jakarta, 28 September 2017 - Indonesia’s state-owned power company PLN, poses a financial risk to Indonesia’s state budget due to it’s over-ambitious plans to expand dirty coal plants in the Java-Bali region.

Thailand suffers from poor air quality and fails to meet Sustainable Development...

Press release | August 8, 2017 at 13:00

Bangkok— Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s 6-month analysis of air quality levels from 19 monitoring stations in 14 cities across Thailand show high levels of toxic air pollution, PM2.5, that exceed safety limits set by the World Health Organization—...

ExxonMobil, Shell among companies told to attend human rights investigation over...

Press release | October 20, 2017 at 13:00

Manila - The Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines have called on 47 carbon producers to attend a preliminary meeting in its investigation into their corporate responsibility for climate-related human rights abuses (1). The companies...

Thai students face off on World Meat Free Day culinary competition

Press release | June 11, 2018 at 14:03

Phuket, 11 June 2018 – Grade 5 and 6 Thai students from Phuket and Phang Nga [1] showed off their culinary skills in a vegetarian cooking competition today in celebration of World Meat Free Day. The competition was among a series of activities...

World Orangutan Day: Numbers still in decline despite Indonesian government's new claims

Press release | August 21, 2018 at 19:44

Jakarta, August 17- This World Orangutan Day marks a critical time for the Bornean Orangutan, whose numbers are rapidly declining experts say. This is despite new claims from the Indonesian government that orangutan populations have increased by...

Land management ministry awarded ‘trophy’ for year-long defiance of supreme court...

Press release | August 21, 2018 at 19:09

Jakarta, 20 August 2018 – NGOs took action today in front of the Indonesian ministry responsible for lands to protest its failure to implement a Supreme Court decision ordering forest data be released to the public. Secrecy over the Land...

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but...

Press release | October 29, 2018 at 16:00

Bali, Indonesia- Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever are...

Latest air pollution data ranks world’s cities worst to best

Press release | March 5, 2019 at 8:25

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 March 2019 -Air pollution will take an estimated seven million lives globally in the next year, while costing the world’s economy nearly 225 billion USD. [1] [2] The latest data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air...

Steering Group Established to Oversee the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach for...

Press release | September 18, 2014 at 18:52

A group of leading plantation companies with commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, NGOs and technical support organisations met on 25th and 26th August in Singapore to establish a governance and standardisation body for...

Greenpeace joins local groups urging Malaysian Government

Press release | August 29, 2014 at 15:51

Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2014 – Greenpeace today joined local groups calling on the Malaysian government to deny the granting of a permanent license for the Lynas plant in Kuantan, citing the grave and unresolved radioactive and environmental...

Indonesia’s plans for forests and energy betray spirit of Paris Agreement

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 2:09

Marrakech, 16 November 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia welcomed a recognition of the importance of forests and renewable energy in today’s climate change speech delivered by the Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry. The Indonesian...

End Indonesia's fires By Ending Forest and Peatland Destruction

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:03

JAKARTA: Environmental NGOs including Greenpeace met with President Joko Widodo at the palace on Friday to discuss solutions to the peatlands and forest fires crisis. Following that meeting, President Jokowi held a cabinet meeting and issued a...

Art exhibit puts Thailand air pollution in spotlight

Press release | January 16, 2018 at 9:30

Bangkok— An art exhibit launched today by Greenpeace, is putting the invisible threats of Thailand’s air pollution in the spotlight.

Nestlé misses the mark with statement on tackling its single-use plastics problem

Press release | April 10, 2018 at 19:24

Washington, DC - Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, released a statement [1] today aimed at addressing the growing plastic pollution crisis. The company’s statement does not include clear targets to reduce and eventually phase...

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Hub | November 10, 2010 at 13:07

The World Bank must stop support for coal in Indonesia: Springs Meetings must lead to...

Press release | April 17, 2015 at 9:08

April 15, 2015 – Activists are calling on the World Bank to heed its own advice and follow a clear pathway to low-carbon development – starting with its own energy sector operations. While the Bank has ruled out direct support for coal plants in...

Indonesian President Extends Weak Forest Moratorium

Press release | May 13, 2015 at 22:12

Jakarta, 13 May 2015: Indonesian president Joko Widodo today extended a moratorium on new concessions over forest areas, but failed to heed bipartisan calls from civil society and progressive industry to strengthen the measure in order to fully...

Greenpeace statement on law enforcement in forest and peatland fire cases

Press release | September 5, 2016 at 17:54

Jakarta, September 5 2016 -- Indonesia’s response to forest fires is being hampered by a crisis in law enforcement. Not only have police failed to reinstate over a dozen dropped investigations into pulpwood and oil palm plantation companies in...

Greenpeace Delivers Global Anti-Haze Petition to Palm Oil Giant IOI in Malaysia

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 13:05

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta, 6 October 2016 — Greenpeace has delivered a global petition signed by 300,000 people to the IOI Group in Malaysia, calling on the palm oil company to end its contribution to the regional haze by cutting off all suppliers...

Southeast Asia’s major canneries fall short on sustainability and social...

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 14:24

Manila/Jakarta, 17 November 2016-- A new report released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia revealed how major tuna canneries in the Philippines and Indonesia continue to fall short in providing customers with sustainably and equitably sourced...

Comment on labour abuses in Wilmar’s palm oil operations

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 10:00

Annisa Rahmawati, senior campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said: “A new report by Amnesty International has revealed widespread child and forced labour at plantations controlled by palm oil giant Wilmar International. Wilmar claims to...

Ministry of Manpower Failure to Protect Indonesian Migrant Fishermen from Human...

Press release | December 13, 2016 at 12:35

Jakarta, December 9, 2016 - Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (SBMI) and Greenpeace Indonesia today held a peaceful protest in front of the Ministry of Manpower office to urge improvement for placement policies and protection of migrant worker...

Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace...

Press release | December 15, 2016 at 15:00

Bangkok, 15 December 2016 - A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven...

HSBC Stop Funding Forest Fires in Indonesia

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 9:23

Kuala Lumpur, 14 Feb 2016 -- Dissatisfied Malaysian customers today presented HSBC with a mock cheque to the value of 228,434 signatures urging the bank to “Stop Funding Forest Fires in Indonesia”. The HSBC customers were joined by activists from...

Greenpeace: Encouraging business over forests protection is bad deal for Indonesia

Press release | July 26, 2017 at 15:44

JAKARTA, 25 July 2017 – The new Presidential Instruction on Delays and Completion of New Permit for Primary Forest and Peatland shows no improvement in law enforcement and will not address Indonesia’s international climate commitments.

Rainbow Warrior drops its anchor in Jakarta with the mission to support renewable...

Press release | April 23, 2018 at 21:33

Jakarta, 23 April 2018. For almost two months sailing from east of Indonesia, Greenpeace legendary ship,the Rainbow Warrior, has finally set the anchor in Indonesia capital city, Jakarta. Before the Jakarta visit, the ship sailed to campaign for...

Stop waste of US$26 billion on unnecessary coal power projects, urges major new...

Press release | January 19, 2018 at 17:12

Jakarta, 19 January 2018 - A coalition of Indonesian NGOs, dubbed the ‘Break Free From Coal’ coalition, has called for nine planned coal power plants to be dropped from the power supply plan due to concerns around massive supply overcapacity,...

International coalition calls on Singapore banks to end coal finance

Press release | February 7, 2018 at 13:43

Wednesday 7 February, 2018: A broad coalition of leading environmental groups are today calling on Singapore's major banks to end the financing of highly polluting coal-fired power stations in Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a...

Press release | March 6, 2018 at 15:16

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report. If left unchecked, agriculture is...

Greenpeace: RE sector to build massive workforce in Thailand

Press release | June 12, 2018 at 16:33

Phuket, 12 June 2018--A new report released today revealed that a shift to 100% renewable energy will generate more than 170,000 jobs in the country in the next three decades. The report[1], the first of its kind to quantify renewable energy job...

100% Renewable Energy in Krabi possible by 2026

Press release | June 13, 2018 at 19:06

Krabi, 13 June 2018- Krabi Province can lead the renewable energy (RE) transition in Thailand and achieve 100% RE by 2026. According to a report by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, the Healthy Public Policy Foundation, Thammasart University and Save...

New standards for ‘sustainable’ palm oil must be enforced immediately

Press release | November 15, 2018 at 23:02

“New standards for ‘sustainable’ palm oil must be enforced immediately”, says Greenpeace

'Recycling’ from developed world dumped in Malaysia and left to rot

Press release | November 27, 2018 at 10:00

Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia is the new dumping site for plastic ‘recycling’ from more than 19 countries, including the US, UK and Australia, according to new research released today by Greenpeace Malaysia. “The Recycling Myth” report has uncovered...

Filipino typhoon survivors demand climate action on Haiyan anniversary

Press release | November 7, 2017 at 14:40

Tacloban, Philippines - With the UN climate talks underway in Bonn, and as the Philippines is preparing for the visit of President Trump for the upcoming ASEAN Summit, FIlipinos are gathering to commemorate the fourth anniversary of super typhoon...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | October 5, 2011 at 17:47

Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace.

Homeless “Sumatran Tigers” Implore Ministry of Forestry to Enforce the Law and Save...

Press release | April 18, 2012 at 10:42

Jakarta, 18 April 2012 - Hundreds of homeless Sumatran tigers gathered in front of Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry this morning to urge Minister Zulkifli Hasan to take action against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) after a Greenpeace investigation found...

Greenpeace welcomes Golden Agri-Resources progress towards a ‘no deforestation...

Press release | June 6, 2012 at 12:47

Jakarta, June 5, 2012 - Greenpeace Indonesia welcomed the release today of a report from palm oil producer Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) identifying which forests should be protected as an important step forward in the fight against deforestation.

Greenpeace Leader Meets Indonesia President to Support Indonesia’s Green Economy plans

Press release | June 7, 2012 at 18:15

Jakarta, 7 June 2012 -- Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo met Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta today, to express Greenpeace’s support for the President’s commitment to cutting Indonesia’s greenhouse...

Indonesian Rainforest Destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper Loses More Contracts

Press release | November 2, 2011 at 13:05

Greenpeace today called on Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to commit to ending its destruction of the country’s rainforests, in response to news that yet more companies around the world are cutting ties with the paper giant.

Forest and Peatland Still Being Destroyed despite Moratorium in Indonesia

Press release | November 23, 2011 at 15:01

Jakarta, 23 November 2011: Indonesia’s forests and peatlands are continuing to be destroyed in the many areas that are not covered by the Government’s moratorium on deforestation, according to evidence collected by a coalition of environmental...

Latest Government Moratorium Maps show urgency of Forest Clearance Permit Review

Press release | July 14, 2011 at 12:03

A coalition of Indonesian civil society organizations for forest protection today challenged President Yudhoyono to order an immediate review of existing forest clearance permits and improve forest governance in order to strengthen the two-year...

Even Deep Peatlands Are Destroyed in Our Tigers Habitat

Press release | September 28, 2011 at 11:21

Pelalawan, 28 September 2011: On the eighth day of the Greenpeace "Tiger Eyes" tour, Greenpeace activists continued to bear witness to the pathetic sight of Sumatran forests being destroyed by pulp and paper companies.

Open Letter To Asia Pulp and Paper

Press release | May 27, 2015 at 19:22

Newly discovered orangutan species in Indonesia already at risk

Press release | November 3, 2017 at 13:16

Jakarta, 3 November - Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of orangutan in the north of Sumatra Island. The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is the first new addition in almost a century to the small club of great...

Plans to expand a coal-fired power plant on Bali’s north coast

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 18:50

Bali, Indonesia 16 April 2018. Local people in Buleleng District, Bali, are contesting plans to expand the Celukan Bawang coal-fired power plant on the island’s north coast.

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