Greenpeace Press Releases

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Greenpeace ship Esperanza in Jakarta applauds efforts to protect forests, calls for...

Press release | October 29, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived in Jakarta this morning calling for urgent action to protect forests in order to save the global climate and bearing new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests and calling on the central Government...

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.

Rainbow Warrior Blocks Palm Oil Shipment

Press release | November 15, 2007 at 19:21

The Rainbow Warrior today blocked the tanker MT Westama, which is loading over 30,000 metric tonnes of palm oil, from leaving the port of Dumai, in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. With a banner reading ‘Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate’ the...

'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...

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.

Greenpeace appeals for scrapping of waste provision in JTEPA ahead of Thai PM's visit...

Press release | March 30, 2007 at 8:00

Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace campaigner said: “Greeenpeace is appealing to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to abstain from inking the JTEPA deal during his visit to Japan next week, unless the toxic and nuclear waste liberalization provisions...

Greenpeace Statement: Haze endangers people’s health and contribute to climate change

Press release | March 14, 2007 at 8:00

Tara Buakamsri of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: "Greenpeace is calling on the Thai government to declare the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiangrai under a state of calamity due to the thick haze that is now choking these provinces. The...

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...

Japan “Twisting Arms” of Asian Neighbors to Take Toxic Waste

Press release | February 16, 2007 at 8:00

Environmental organizationsi today condemned the Japanese government for conducting an aggressive campaign aimed at reversing international laws that currently strictly control and prohibit the export of hazardous waste. They presented new...

Greenpeace Statement on the reopening of Lafayette mine in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay

Press release | February 8, 2007 at 15:20

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Pollution Adjudication Board released today a Permanent Lifting Order on the ban on the mining activities of Lafayette Philippines, Inc. in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay Province.

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