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The movement for tiger-friendly products starts today. Are you in?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 12 February, 2014 9 comments

Today we are drawing a line in the sand to protect our forests. Thousands of concerned consumers in Indonesia and around the world are joining celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Wesley, Gillian Anderson and Kellan Lutz who...

Greenpeace prevents palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia, demands an immediate end to...

Press release | 10 November, 2008 at 10:45

Greenpeace activists today prevented a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe from Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port, to protest against the ongoing destruction of Indonesia's forests.

Greenpeace showcases the solution to Indonesia's rapid forest destruction and rising...

Press release | 31 October, 2008 at 10:21

Greenpeace this morning launched its "Forests for Climate" initiative, the pioneering solution to reduce deforestation, tackle climate change, preserve global biodiversity and protect the livelihoods of millions of forest people.

Public pressure tells as Procter & Gamble finally agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Press release | 8 April, 2014 at 21:00

Amsterdam, 8 April 2014 – Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new No Deforestation policy that will remove forest destruction from its products and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. After weeks of...

The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires

Blog entry by Zamzami | 7 October, 2015 1 comment

The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. I flew from Jakarta and landed in the city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, in...

When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?

Blog entry by Kiki Taufik | 25 April, 2016 1 comment

As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection.

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 3 March, 2016 3 comments

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. Take a look now to...

Revealed: HSBC is funding forest destruction

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 17 January, 2017 1 comment

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...

Licence to kill

Publication | 22 October, 2013 at 7:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

APP's Forest Conservation Policy

Publication | 29 October, 2013 at 6:00

In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) following the announcement of APP's Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its...

Failure to tackle deforestation and protect peatlands leaves Indonesia choking

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 10:05

Jakarta, 10 September 2015 - A thick smoke haze from the thousands of fires blanketing Sumatra and Kalimantan is testament to the government’s ongoing failure to address forest clearing and peatland destruction. Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesia’s plantation industry to adopt Fire Action Plan

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 7:43

Jakarta, 29 October 2015 - Greenpeace has launched a challenge to the plantation industry to respond to the devastating scale of the forest fires crisis, set out in a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis. The four-step Fire Action Plan aims to...

Greenpeace exposes recently burnt Indonesian forest replaced with palm oil

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 8:43

Jakarta, 5 November 2015 - New photos and video released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia show freshly planted palm oil saplings on deforested peatland where several fires have recently broken out at the edges of an orangutan sanctuary.[1]...

Palm oil giants fuelling forest fires in Borneo

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 2:18

Jakarta, 19 November 2015 – Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 18:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

Forest destruction, climate change and palm oil expansion in Indonesia

Publication | 29 October, 2007 at 1:00

Forests are vital to life on earth. They are the richest of all ecosystems - covering only eight per cent of the planet (1)and are home to two thirds of all known species of terrestrial plants and animals(2). Millions of people rely directly on...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | 12 February, 2009 at 15:29

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Unilever rises to the challenge

Feature story | 15 May, 2008 at 19:03

Unilever has shown that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Following our campaign and thanks to your support, the company has taken the bold step to support our call for a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia for palm oil plantations.

One year after Nestlé committed to giving rainforests a break – what has been achieved?

Feature story | 23 May, 2011 at 12:50

It’s now been one year since pressure from thousands of people around the world convinced the world’s largest food and drink company - Nestlé - to give Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants a break by removing products responsible for...

UAV footage of massive forest fires as Indonesia’s carbon bomb explodes

Press release | 7 October, 2015 at 10:00

Jakarta, 7 October 2015 - Shocking UAV footage captured by Greenpeace Southeast Asia field researchers shows the massive underground peat fires burning across Indonesia.

Indonesia Forest Defenders Camp

Background | 31 October, 2007 at 15:44

Never has the threat to the world's forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With up to one-fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction, these problems are intimately linked.

Undercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Paper's illegal rainforest scandal

Press release | 29 February, 2012 at 17:39

Jakarta, March 1, 2012 -- A year long Greenpeace investigation into the world's third largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has found that the company is systematically violating Indonesia's laws protecting ramin, an...

Scorecard: Palm Oil Producers

Publication | 29 October, 2012 at 9:00

The Palm Oil Producers' scorecard gives an overview of where palm oil producers stand, based on a Greenpeace International review of the steps some of the world's biggest palm oil producers have taken so far to limit their impact on forests and...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | 2 December, 2015 2 comments

From the time we're in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen. Yet despite the essential role...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

8 ways people are fighting for forests this International Day of Forests

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 20 March, 2016

Love trees? Then celebrate – 21 March is the International Day of Forests! Without healthy, thriving forests, our planet cannot sustain life. But they are facing serious threats from human activity. As much as 80 percent of the...

This is what YOU made happen in 2015...

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 December, 2015

It may have been the  warmest year on record , but one thing’s for sure: 2015 signalled hope and change for the enviro-movement. Here are 9 things you helped happen in 2015. A large scale message made by hundreds of people...

APRIL continues with forest destruction despite new sustainability policies

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 25 March, 2014 1 comment

In January of this year, APRIL – Indonesia's second-largest pulp and paper company and part of the RGE corporate empire controlled by Sukanto Tanoto – announced a new 'sustainability' policy, claiming to have placed a moratorium on...

KFC executives have their heads in a bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | 25 May, 2012 3 comments

Earlier yesterday we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first...

Pulling back the shower curtain: Find out about P&G's dirty secret!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 26 February, 2014 25 comments

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, among them the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. But what's not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an...

Indonesian rainforest burns while government silent in climate talks

Press release | 15 June, 2009 at 13:41

Greenpeace today slammed Indonesia's President Yudhoyono for his failure to stop deforestation and deliberately lit forest fires that are releasing millions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and destroying critical habitats of endangered...

Business group WBCSD warns APRIL: clean up or get out

Press release | 17 January, 2014 at 14:01

Jakarta, 17 January 2014 – APRIL, the second largest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, has today been threatened with expulsion from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 international...

Palm oil companies must come clean on Indonesian fire hotspots - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2013 at 3:08

Jakarta, June 22, 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the past 10 days (11-21 June) has revealed hundreds of fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean...

Indonesia's Forests and Peatlands

Publication | 25 February, 2011 at 19:44

A new moratorium on forest destruction in Indonesia, due to be announced in days, will fail to protect vital rainforests unless urgent action is taken to increase its coverage, new maps by Greenpeace reveal.

How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

Blog entry by Achmad Saleh Suhada | 21 August, 2015 1 comment

The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'. In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest...

Company destroys plantations to protect forest

Blog entry by Awang Kuswara | 13 August, 2015

This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction. “First they ignore...

This court victory in Indonesia could send shock waves across the fashion world

Blog entry by Ahmad Ashov Birry | 1 June, 2016 2 comments

Indonesia's textile industry is worth a whopping US$20 billion, and supplies global fashion brands around the world. It has also left a huge environmental footprint. But a recent court victory could change everything. The question...

Golden Agri Resources

Publication | 22 December, 2014 at 15:00

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 15:35

Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 23, 2012 - Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets - UK, China and...

Indonesian President dams canal, vows to protect peatlands

Press release | 27 November, 2014 at 11:47

Jakarta, 27 November 2014 - Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo joined a local community in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signalling his intent to decisively tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | 3 November, 2009 at 1:00

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 1:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Nutella - Breakfast for Champions?

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 18:53

The Italian football team apparently love nothing better than a nice dollop of Nutella spread over their bread for breakfast – “breakfast for champions” according to Nutella, the official sponsors for the national team. But what else do Nutella’s...

Unilever's 'Monkey Business' - Greenpeace swings into action

Feature story | 21 April, 2008 at 2:00

It's been a busy morning for Greenpeace activists across Europe, many of whom have been dressing up as orang-utans to draw attention to Unilever's "monkey business". Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 3:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the...

Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report

Publication | 2 December, 2015 at 12:00

In September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) announced the publication of a new Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report. This is the country’s official report to the UNFCCC, establishing baseline...

Good Oil - A Solution Story

Feature story | 13 June, 2012 at 16:00

Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Promises of economic development and jobs to local communities have not come true for many.

Fast-Food Forest Destruction

Background | 21 May, 2012 at 14:48

Whilst we’ve singled out KFC and parent company Yum! Brands’ role in forest destruction, other fast food companies also have significant impacts on forests and are likely to be using APP paper, as well as other products like soya and palm oil...

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