10 years of protecting the environment together

Page - September 12, 2010
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

This 2010, Greenpeace Southeast Asia is celebrating its 10th year of working in the region.  Greenpeace Southeast Asia started in 2010 when the Rainbow Warrior sailed into the region for her “Toxic-Free Asia Tour” in Thailand and the Philippines.  That tour marked the first Greenpeace Southeast Asia peaceful and creative ‘direct actions’ – a tradition which we continue to this day.

That’s 10 years of dramatic, peaceful actions which – together with the help of thousands of people like you – has enabled us to protect Southeast Asia from further environmental ruin in our mission to serve as a beacon of awareness and action in the interest of environmental protection and sustainable development.

Because of your support, Greenpeace campaigns have helped achieve:

  1. Zero Deforestation
    • President Yudhoyono pledges to protect Indonesia’s forests by announcing a moratorium on all new conversions in peatlands and high conservation-carbon value forests (2010)
    • Unilever, Kraft, Nestlé and a host of multinational corporations enact policies to stop buying palm oil from companies that destroy forest and peatland in Indonesia.  (2010)
    • The local government of Papua, Indonesia enacts policies to end illegal logging and bans timber exports from the island province. (2007)
  2. Energy Revolution
    • The Republic of Philippines enacts the Renewable Energy Law, paving the way for massive uptake of clean energy in the country. (2008)
    • Thailand defers plans to construct a 4,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Prachuab Khiri Khan Province and commits to the uptake of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020 in its Power Development Plan. (2008)
    • The Indonesian government defers plans to build a dangerous nuclear power plant and commits to the uptake of renewable energy. (2009)
  3. Sustainable Agriculture
    • Mindoro Island in the Philippines is declared the country’s first GMO-Free zone, paving the way for 12 other genetically-modified organism-free provinces, including the iconic Philippine Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site. (2005)
    • Thailand’s government introduces a stringent labelling law for all food products to identify ingredients, especially any genetically modified organism (GMOs). (2002)
  4. Solutions
    • The E-jeepney , the first electric model of the iconic Philippine Jeepney is launched. (2007)
    • Asian Development Bank sets up an annual fund of US$2 billion for development and uptake of renewable energy in the region. (2006)