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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...

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...

Clean energy could save thousands of Indonesian lives

Blog entry by Hindun Mulaika | 12 August, 2015

In a country where 28 million people live below the poverty line, development is on everyone’s lips in Indonesia. And rightly so. Everyone wants a life with dignity and opportunity, as well as simple things such as running water and...

APRIL, pulp and paper giant ends its deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 3 June, 2015

Indonesian paper giant APRIL just agreed to stop pulping the rainforest. With so many companies trying to put deforestation behind them, will Indonesia's President Jokowi follow their lead? We've achieved so much together. ...

Pulp and paper giant APRIL announces forest conservation policy - Greenpeace

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 6:59

Jakarta, 3 June, 2015 - APRIL, one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has today announced an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’.

The giants who had no hearts in their bodies

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 27 April, 2015

How some of palm oil's biggest players are actively working against reform. Fairy tales, like the Norwegian story The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body are meant to teach us that no good comes of greed, and that redemption is...

Tackling deforestation – it's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 5 February, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of...

In pictures: APRIL's unhappy anniversary

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 2 February, 2015 4 comments

It's been a year since APRIL released its latest 'Sustainable Forest Management Plan'. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia's forests and peatlands. We were deeply...

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

Blog entry by Greenpeace USA | 27 December, 2014

It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go...

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...

Overwhelming evidence of APRIL's forest destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 18 December, 2014

The case against Indonesia's largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered...

Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 5 December, 2014 1 comment

One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar...

Saving peatland with the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | 27 November, 2014 3 comments

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

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.

Momentum builds for No Deforestation palm oil

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 25 November, 2014 4 comments

By now you know the problem: a rapidly expanding palm oil industry, eating up forests, draining carbon-rich peatlands, and sparking conflict with local people and workers. But if you had to guess at what is turning out to be a key...

Coal Mining Site in South Kalimantan

Image | 12 November, 2014 at 14:00

Two Greenpeace investigators by a toxic settling pond used by the coal industry in Asam-asam Coal Mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on the provincial and national government to stop the coal industry poisoning the water...

Forests need laws, not loopholes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 September, 2014 3 comments

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 25 September, 2014

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests? We refuse to stand by while palm oil companies turn forests to plantations. We started...

Coal Power Plant Protests in Indonesia

Image gallery | 24 September, 2014

You are footing the bill for coal companies; some are losing a lot of money

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 28 August, 2014

You know that person who is always asking friends or family to help him pay his bills? You know the type, the guy who never seems to have his wallet, and always seems to forget to forget to pay you back? Coal companies like Bumi...

Cargill's palm oil commitment

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 30 July, 2014

Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, one of the world's largest commodities traders and a palm oil producer itself, made a pledge to break the link between its palm oil and deforestation, peat destruction...

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 12:15

Jakarta, 11 July 2014 – Major palm oil producers including Sime Darby, KLK and Asian Agri announced this week a "sustainability initiative" which Greenpeace warns will undermine consumer companies' recent commitments to remove deforestation from...

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 6:00

Jakarta, 8 July 2014 - International customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia's second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part of the RGE Group, as photographic evidence from Greenpeace International shows clearance of...

6 myths this Indonesian logger didn't want busted

Feature story | 8 July, 2014 at 6:00

A new study published last week shows Indonesia's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world. In Sumatra and Kalimantan, much of this destruction is in forested peatlands. Draining and clearing peatland forests has a...

Forest Fire Families

Video | 28 May, 2014 at 16:35

Indonesia's forests are the third largest in the world and its swamp-like peatlands are one of the world's biggest carbon stores. But decades of forest clearance to make way for industrial scale plantations is creating a tinderbox. Smoke from...

For peat’s sake! Stop the haze!

Blog entry by Zamzami | 28 May, 2014 1 comment

Every year for as long as I can remember, this time of year has been a smoky, hazy month in Sumatra – and each year it’s getting worse. I’ve chatted to farmers, doctors, and parents, and everywhere I hear the same thing: the Haze Wave...

New evidence shows Haze Wave solution far from reality – Greenpeace

Press release | 28 May, 2014 at 6:00

Jakarta, 28 May 2014 – Protecting Indonesia’s carbon rich peatlands is key to reducing the chance of fires responsible for the Haze Wave, but there is still no legal protection of all peatland and forests. New mapping analysis from Greenpeace...

No Deforestation solutions for Palm Oil into practice

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 28 April, 2014

This month Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Wirendro Sumargo, a Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace in Indonesia, shares his perspectives on a...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 28 April, 2014 1 comment

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 11 April, 2014 4 comments

If they don’t already care about climate change, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to. This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary , but admittedly, there are big names in...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 9 April, 2014 17 comments

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

P&G commits to No Deforestation

Image gallery | 8 April, 2014

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...

Thousands send a roar to P&G: Clean up your act!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 31 March, 2014

P&G was pretty scared of your #TigerRoar last weekend! We have just seen a letter the consumer goods giant sent to its business partners last week warning them of our day of action: “…it is likely that Greenpeace will continue...

Deforestation: A vicious cocktail for the climate

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter and Sebastian Bock | 27 March, 2014 3 comments

Every few years, thousands of the world's most renowned climate scientists work together as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to present us with the latest scientific assessment of how we are doing in terms...

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 26 March, 2014 12 comments

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore: we...

P&G linked to fresh forest scandal, Greenpeace holds protests

Press release | 26 March, 2014 at 16:21

Jakarta, 26 March 2014 – A palm oil producer linked to Procter & Gamble’s supply chains is destroying primary forest in the Indonesian region of Papua. The Greenpeace findings come as activists in five countries protested at P&G’s national...

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...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 24 March, 2014 3 comments

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

P&G competitor Colgate-Palmolive commits to No Deforestation

Press release | 24 March, 2014 at 18:09

Jakarta, 24 March 2014 – Colgate-Palmolive will remove forest destruction from all of its products with full traceability for the palm oil it sources. As a major competitor of Procter and Gamble's, Colgate-Palmolive's announcement further...

Coalification of Water

Image gallery | 21 March, 2014

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 21 March, 2014 3 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

International Day of Forests 2014

Image gallery | 20 March, 2014

Head & Shoulders: Wipes Out More than Dandruff

Video | 17 March, 2014 at 12:30

Procter & Gamble, makers of Head & Shoulders shampoo, continues to source the palm oil found in it's products from suppliers involved with destruction of Indonesian rainforests, home to the last 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 10 March, 2014 5 comments

Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns… One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual. This is the difference between...

Mars commits to No Deforestation, exposes P&G for its inaction

Press release | 10 March, 2014 at 17:41

Jakarta, 10 March 2014 - Mars committed to remove deforestation from all of its products by the end of 2015, a move that places pressure on companies such as Procter & Gamble to set an equally ambitious No Deforestation Policy. In addition,...

Half a million reasons for P&G to protect forests!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 7 March, 2014 8 comments

Today is a milestone in the movement to Protect Paradise. Half a million of you have joined the call demanding forest-friendly products – and we're just getting started! In the last two weeks, you have been part of something big...

Greenpeace “thanks” P&G for forest destruction as protest takes place at company’s HQ

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 23:46

Cincinnati, 4 March 2014 – Greenpeace released a spoof video of Procter & Gamble’s 'Thank You Mom' advertisement showing how deforestation for palm oil is orphaning orangutans in Indonesia. Greenpeace USA activists also took action today at P&G’s...

Today at P&G: orphan orangutans and flying tigers?

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | 4 March, 2014 6 comments

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40-minute commute I arrived at the office. But this ain't no regular day. This is the day Procter & Gamble (P&G), the...

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