Forests

  • Revealed: HSBC is funding forest destruction

    17 January 2017

    Today we’ve let the cat out of the bag that HSBC - one of the biggest banks in the world - is funding destructive palm oil companies. Now its customers are waking up to the news that the bank card in their pocket is linked to the destruction of already-endangered forests.

  • How palm oil companies like IOI have set Indonesia on fire

    28 September 2016

    When most citizens of the Netherlands were still asleep, my colleague Nilus and I - along with dozens of Greenpeace activists - moved quickly and slipped into Rotterdam’s port facilities. The temperatures is just 8 degrees Celsius, my first time ever being this cold.

  • A disappointing verdict for Queensland's forests, trees and wildlife

    23 August 2016

    Late last week, a narrow majority of Queensland MPs voted against protection for Queensland’s forests, trees and wildlife. What they didn’t count on was us. People like you and I, building something unstoppable: tens of thousands of people united to protect Queensland forests.

  • VICTORY in the heart of the Amazon!

    5 August 2016

    I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it was cancelling the licence for the proposed São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in the heart of the Amazon. Once my heart rate returned to normal, I started to call my colleagues and Munduruku leaders, seeking confirmation.

  • You Stood Up for Rainforests and Companies That Use Palm Oil Are Listening

    11 May 2016

    Written by Rolf Skar, Forest Campaign Director at Greenpeace USA. Hundreds of thousands of you spoke up for Indonesia's rainforests and companies like Colgate-Palmolive are listening. There is still a lot to do, but it is making progress to reduce rainforest destroying palm oil from its supply chain.

  • Orangutans take over Sydney

    20 April 2016

    Early Monday morning a bunch of awesome people and orangutans decided to pay PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson a little visit to their Australian headquarters in Sydney.

  • Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

    3 March 2016

    How ‘clean’ is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we’re releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping promises to stop deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil.