COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Greenpeace takes over Cabinet Office for timber protest

Greenpeace campaigners secured wide-spread media coverage and a response from Tony Blair through an invasion of the new Cabinet Office site in London last week.

In the early hours of Wednesday last week, 40 campaigners broke into the site of the new Cabinet Office in London and designated the area an "ancient forest crime scene". Protesters chained themselves to railings, cordoned off the area and tied themselves and banners to scaffolding. The occupation lasted approximately four hours.

Greenpeace wanted to highlight the fact that the £22.6 million Cabinet Office refurbishment used wood from a rainforest in Africa. This goes against a commitment made by the prime minister nearly two years ago to source all government timber from legal and sustainable sources.

The organisation successfully pressed the Government into making a statement about the sustainability of its procurement policies on the day that it announced a review of how timber was sourced for the Government project.

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