Search results for deforestation

  • Indonesian deforestation factsheet

    March 30, 2009

    Indonesia is a very large country with a total area covering 1,919,440 km2. The large area makes Indonesia the fourth largest country in Asia after China, India and Saudi Arabia1. In 2003, based on the United Nations’ estimate, Indonesia is the fourth most populated country among 193 other countries with a total population of 219.883.0002.

  • Amazon Deforestation Agreement

    January 21, 2009

    Brasília, Brazil - October 03, 2007 - Nine non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, today launched a proposal for a national agreement to end Amazon deforestation at an event attended by the Brazilian Minister of Environment and State Governors. The proposal aims to achieve a broad commitment from sectors of the Brazilian government and civil society for measures to ensure urgent protection for the Amazon rainforest.

  • Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

    September 24, 2007

    The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing instability of the climate. The destruction of forests accounts for approximately one-fifth of total greenhouse gas emissions.