Protecting Our Forests

  • Now it’s up to us

    20 December 2013

    Court decision leaves it to the people to save endangered forest

  • Hunt's direct action on rainforest could reap carbon rewards

    6 September 2013

    By David Ritter, University of Western Australia Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt’s ambition to broker a new global rainforest recovery plan reopens an important conversation about Australia’s role in tackling tropical deforestation. And it reminds us there is much Australia could do right now.

  • Creating solutions for PNG forests

    17 December 2012

    With logging and clearing for oil palm threatening many forests in Papua New Guinea, some communities are still standing strong and protecting their forests. This week I've been out with a Greenpeace team filming and photographing 'Ecoforestry' as a solution for a community in East New Britain.

  • The ‘beautiful tricks’ played by APP

    25 November 2012

    Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) said earlier this month it would set aside 20 hectares of peat swamp forest for the rehabilitation of the ramin tree species.

  • Pulp Mills and the lock in effect

    12 November 2012

    Asia Pulp & Paper is planning to build a huge new pulp mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia, although the company is still trying to publicly deny it.  This will reportedly be one of the world’s biggest pulp mills, with a planned production capacity of up to 2 million tonnes per year. APP is already in contact with large machine building companies in order to source the required equipment.

  • What about the tigers, Novak?

    3 August 2012

    YUM’s David Novak is being awarded best CEO of the year tonight at a dinner event at New York’s stock exchange. This won’t be a surprise in corporate circles; after 15 years at YUM! Brands and releasing his own book on management ‘Taking People with You’, Novak is known for his leadership.