From Indonesia to the G20: “Electric vehicles are a false solution to climate change”
Official Statement of the People and the Sulawesi Alliance, Indonesia, related to the G20 Summit Meeting in Nusa Dua Bali
The looming threat of fossil fuel companies in Africa
The fossil fuel industry is pushing hard into Africa. In the Congo Basin alone, the endangered rainforest area is almost twice the size of Germany.
The “Tigers of Pining” reforest the Leuser ecosystem
The residents of the village of Pining are healing the wounds in the Leuser ecosystem. Thousands of seedlings will grow up to restore the rainforest.
A green sea of ferns, mosses, vines and ancient trees. Iridescent butterflies and colorful birds. Flowers in every hue of the rainbow. The “green lung” is a natural wonder of the world. Find out more about the world’s most diverse, fascinating and threatened ecosystem.
Climate and the rainforest
Rainforests are tightly intertwined with the climate: while forests are suffering from global warming, they are also the key to climate protection.
We’re working around the world, supporting our partners on the ground in tropical countries. Find out more about where we’re involved and what we’re doing.
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A better way to protect biodiversity: strengthening indigenous rights!
In December, the UN Conference on Biological Diversity will rule that 30 percent of the planet’s surface should be protected worldwide by 2030 – a problematic plan.
“Vanishing Forests” study names those responsible for deforestation
A study by Nigerian environmentalists analyzes the causes and names those responsible for deforestation in Nigeria’s Cross River state.
Speaking out makes a difference: investors shun TotalEnergies’ oil pipeline
Fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies is having problems finding banks and insurance companies for its planned EACOP oil pipeline project in eastern Africa.
Bolsonaro voted out – but is the Amazon rainforest safe?
“We're relieved, even though Bolsonaro left Brazil divided. Now is the time to calm down, the fight goes on. It's a victory of democracy over fascism”
NO to logging along the Ulu Lioh and Ulu Lijan rivers!
Rainforests on Borneo play a crucial role in the battle against climate change. The indigenous Iban people are fighting to keep loggers out of their forests.
Sarawak: Palm oil project off the table for good
The threat to Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia from the palm oil industry has finally been averted – a great success for the indigenous peoples living there.
DR Congo: Soldiers terrorize villagers, driving them into the forest
Fearing arbitrary arrests and violence, numerous villagers have fled into the forest on the outskirts of PHC’s oil palm plantations.
DR Congo: “We’ll keep our forests, you keep your dollars!”
According to a Greenpeace report backed by Rainforest Rescue, a majority of rural people in DR Congo oppose the sellout of the forests for oil exploration.
Stop the torching of the Amazon rainforest!
The deforestation and fires that are destroying the Amazon rainforest are a threat to the entire planet. Please sign our petition.
DR Congo: Stop the destruction by miners and loggers in Tshopo!
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the second largest rainforest on Earth. Defending it is crucial to the fight against climate change and extinction.
Don’t plunder the rainforest for wind energy!
The use of huge quantities of tropical balsa wood by the wind power industry is leading to overexploitation and social conflicts in the rainforests of Ecuador.
Uganda: Oil project stoking human-elephant conflict
Is oil exploration in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park driving elephants into human settlements? Local people are convinced of this and are sounding the alarm.