Our supporters 

We believe in the collective power of people. The future of the environment rests with the millions of people around the world who share our beliefs. Together we can tackle environmental problems and promote solutions.

Waya Maweru, Volunteer, 'Dirty Palm Oil'

Waya Maweru, Volunteer, ‘Dirty Palm Oil’

"I’ve seen the impact of deforestation for palm oil with my own eyes. I know that if we don’t take action now, every single living thing will be impacted negatively, and that’s not the world I want to pass down to the next generation. Hopefully by then, there’ll be no Greenpeace because there’d be no need for us. I hope to one day become redundant as an environmental activist."

Athif Firhan bin Jamsari, Volunteer, Malaysia

Athif Firhan bin Jamsari, Volunteer, Malaysia

"It was a proud moment for me when I became a Greenpeace volunteer. I joined the Non Violence Training, and also Make SMTHG Week. I was also on board the Rainbow Warrior during ship tour activities. I got to know what Greenpeace is fighting for. It’s the same thing I’m fighting for as a human being."

Maria Poonlertlarp, Supporter, Thailand

Maria Poonlertlarp, Supporter, Thailand

"Our planet is in danger. Not only that; our health is also a concern, and a drastic change of habits and lifestyle needs to be done. Although I believe it should start with a top-down approach, we also need to be conscious consumers because if they won’t start, then we’ll have to. I’m a firm believer in leading by example, and that’s what we must do."

Ryan Bestre, Volunteer, Philippines

Ryan Bestre, Volunteer, Philippines

"Environmentalism for me is a moral and spiritual duty. I think the fact that I’m an Ibaloi, which is an indigenous group in the Philippines, explains this, as most indigenous groups are connected to their land, and ultimately the earth. I volunteer on ecological agriculture and Diet For Climate campaigns, as well as the #IAmHampasLupa movement – we are a group of young people promoting climate resilient farming and mindful food consumption."

The new era

From forest fires to disappearing species and displaced communities; the greed of palm oil companies has played a major role in deforestation, and it needs to stop now. We also want an end to the fossil fuel age in favour of a world powered by clean, safe, renewable energy. The new energy revolution is already underway & we embrace it as one of our main missions.

Zero Deforestation

The growing destruction of Papua’s rainforests could lead to the extinction of the birds of paradise. That’s why street artists and volunteers from all over the world took matters into their own hands spreading the message #WingsOfParadise. We also had a major breakthrough in 2018. The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to monitor all of its suppliers. The move followed an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace. Over 1.3 million people signed our petition calling for an end to deforestation for palm oil.

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Climate and Energy

The air pollution campaign is one of the main campaigns last year. In Thailand, we held Right to Clean Air–The Art Exhibition. Using Asian Games momentum, Greenpeace gave warn to the government about the level of PM2,5 which is often at unhealthy level. The source of pollution not only from transportation, but also the coal power plant. We need to stop using coal as the source of energy. From the mining into power plant, coal is causing hugh loss in financial also human health.

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Ship Tour 

The Rainbow Warrior has come a long way since her very first voyage in 1978, as part of an anti-whaling campaign off the coast of Iceland, but her message remains one that champions a better future for all. In Thailand, the ship helped call attention to renewable energy; in Indonesia, she highlighted the need for better forest protection; in Malaysia, she hosted a public forum on plastics; and the campaign for Climate Justice was the focus in Singapore and the Philippines.

Together we can shift mindsets 

To change behaviour and mindsets, we need to reach and engage new people to think differently and keep those who take action with us engaged for as long as possible. By listening to people, being creative about how to reach them and connecting to their narratives, we create meaningful opportunities which will create impacts to the system.

Plastic Pollution

The burden of some countries in Southeast Asia – particularly Thailand, Philippine, Indonesia, Malaysia – has increased since the presence of imported plastic waste due to ban that have been done by China since 2018. Greenpeace Malaysia’s investigation published in a report titled ‘The Recycling Myth’, revealed that many illegal sites contain huge volumes of imported plastic waste. Beside highlighting the waste trade issue, we continue in doing the brand audit, under The Break Free from Plastic movement, tackling the plastic epidemic from multiple angles.

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Make SMTHG Week

This annual event provides opportunity to promote the reduction of single-use plastics and challenge the prevailing consumerist mindset of the public during the holiday season. In Thailand, the MAKE SMTHNG event was held at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre. Makers, DIY lovers and Youtubers gathered to conduct workshops to promote the idea of giving objects a new lease on life in an effort to curb consumerism. Indonesia’s MAKE SMTHG event focused on the plastic epidemic.

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Food for Life

Along with the population growth, the cattle industry are growing fast, and the impact to climate change is getting bigger. In 2018, Greenpeace International published a report called ‘Less is More: Reducing meat and dairy for a healthier life and planet’, revealing how what we eat can and, is affecting climate change. One of our activities, in celebration of World Meat Free Day, students from Phuket and Phang Nga, Thailand showed off their culinary skills in a vegetarian cooking contest on board the iconic Rainbow Warrior.

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Financial Report

Greenpeace is the only global environmental charity organisation that does not accept funds from corporations or governments. Thanks to our donors, our financial independence that’s enable us to campaign for a greener future by investigating, documenting and lobbying for the protection of our forests, climate, oceans, freshwater and food.

 

Download Greenpeace Southeast Asia 2018 Annual Report