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Indonesia

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 4:00

Thanks to its unique geology, the Indonesian archipelago has one of the richest biological heritages on Earth; it's home to more endemic bird species than any other country and more endemic mammal species than any other country but one. It's...

HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | 17 January, 2017 at 1:00

Jakarta, 17 January, 2017 - Greenpeace International exposed in a new report today how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. [1]

IndoAgri’s new palm oil policy wholly inadequate, also leaves out many Salim Group...

Press release | 14 March, 2017 at 12:03

London, 14 March 2017 - Greenpeace International today dismissed as inadequate in both substance and scope a new palm oil policy issued by Indofood’s agriculture subsidiary Indofood Agri Resources Ltd (IndoAgri).[1]

How Unilever Palm Oil Suppliers are Burning Up Borneo

Publication | 21 April, 2008 at 0:00

New evidence shows expansion by Unilever palm oil suppliers is driving species extinction in Central Kalimantan, and fuelling climate change

Palm oil giant IOI moves to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuses from...

Press release | 28 April, 2017 at 2:00

Jakarta, 28 April 2017 - The IOI Group, one of the world’s largest palm oil traders, today made a significant commitment to address deforestation and exploitation throughout its supply chain. [1] Greenpeace has suspended its active campaign to...

Pulp and paper giant APRIL announces forest conservation policy - Greenpeace

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 4:59

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’.

Palm oil giants fuelling forest fires in Borneo

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 1:18

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.

Newly discovered orangutan species in Indonesia already at risk

Press release | 3 November, 2017 at 3:57

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 November 2017 - Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of orangutan in the north of Sumatra Island. The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is the first new addition in almost a century to the small...

A Deadly Trade-off

Publication | 27 September, 2016 at 8:00

Over the last two decades, the plantation sector has laid waste to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. Millions of hectares have been destroyed for pulp and oil palm concessions at great cost to wildlife, the climate and people.

Dirty Bankers

Publication | 17 January, 2017 at 2:00

HSBC, headquartered in the UK, is currently one of the largest providers of financial services to the palm oil industry. HSBC has detailed policies on forestry and agricultural commodities (including specific sections on palm oil). It claims...

Papua’s first 'Village Forest' handed over, after decade fighting deforestation

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 11:25

Teminabuan, West Papua, 9 March 2017 - A 3,545 hectare slice of Papua’s rainforest was today officially placed in community hands, to be protected and managed by the indigenous people of the Knasaimos landscape in West Papua’s Bird’s Head...

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | 20 February, 2017 at 6:29

London, 20 February 2017 – HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo among brands failing to protect...

Press release | 3 March, 2016 at 6:00

Jakarta, 3 March 2016 - Greenpeace today released a scorecard rating 14 global consumer goods companies, finding much more needs to be done to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. [1]

Greenpeace launches maps tracking "near real-time" Indonesian deforestation and fires

Press release | 15 March, 2016 at 12:00

Jakarta, 15 March 2016 - As a new forest fire crisis builds in the country, with fire hotspots numbering in the hundreds on many recent days, Greenpeace Indonesia today launched a mapping tool allowing the public to monitor fires and...

Greenpeace calls for legal action against rogue palm oil producer and trader IOI

Press release | 27 April, 2016 at 8:19

Jakarta, 27 April 2016 - Palm oil giant IOI continues to drain and develop fire-prone peatland concessions in West Kalimantan despite an Indonesian government ban on further peatland development and sanctions from both the government and the...

Activists bring coal supply to a standstill at massive Indonesian power plant

Press release | 15 May, 2016 at 3:20

Jakarta, 15 May 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia activists today climbed the cranes of two grab-type ship unloaders, blocking the supply of coal for the Cirebon Coal Power Plant. The protest in Indonesia, the world’s second biggest exporter of coal,...

World-famous cake mix Betty Crocker linked to rainforest destruction

Press release | 1 June, 2016 at 19:27

Jakarta, 1 June 2016 - Betty Crocker, a leading instant cake and baking mix brand owned by US based food company General Mills, is sourcing palm oil from a company responsible for the destruction of rainforest and orangutan habitat in Indonesia.

IOI’s Indonesian forest fire legacy revealed at European palm oil summit

Press release | 9 June, 2016 at 3:40

Jakarta, 9 June 2016 - New analysis reveals the scale of fires in and around the IOI Group’s palm oil concessions in Indonesia. The findings, published today by Greenpeace International, come as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meets...

100,300 deaths from Indonesia’s fires during 2015, new study estimates

Press release | 19 September, 2016 at 6:08

Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 September 2016 – A groundbreaking Harvard and Columbia university study estimates that 100,300 premature deaths resulted from last year’s devastating Indonesian forest fire crisis.

Greenpeace blockades palm oil trader IOI in Rotterdam

Press release | 27 September, 2016 at 6:28

Rotterdam, 27 September 2016 – Greenpeace activists closed off access for all imports and exports from palm oil trader IOI this morning in the harbour of Rotterdam, palm oil’s gateway into Europe. Palm oil from companies involved in forest...

Failure to tackle deforestation and protect peatlands leaves Indonesia choking

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 8:05

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...

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

Press release | 7 October, 2015 at 8:00

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

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

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 6:43

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 7:43

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]...

Under Fire

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 9:00

Indonesia’s fire crisis, the result of decades of wholesale forest and peatland destruction, has put Indonesia’s plantation industries in the global spotlight. Global consumer companies and traders must face up to their role in fuelling this...

Cutting Deforestation Out Of Palm Oil

Publication | 3 March, 2016 at 7:00

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of...

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 10:15

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...

Forests Not Fires

Action | 3 March, 2016 at 3:00

Fires are blazing across Indonesia, turning precious rainforest into cinders and threatening endangered species. The palm oil industry continues to fuel the crisis by bulldozing rainforests and draining peatlands.

Down to Zero

Feature story | 20 June, 2013 at 16:00

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia.

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

Press release | 8 April, 2014 at 19:00

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...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | 3 September, 2013 at 7:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | 6 October, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Burning Issue

Publication | 9 June, 2016 at 2:00

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil company IOI in March 2016 for breaches of RSPO principles. Since its suspension, IOI has lost many of its biggest customers. It responded with a lawsuit against the RSPO,...

Business group WBCSD warns APRIL: clean up or get out

Press release | 17 January, 2014 at 13:01

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...

Down to Zero

Publication | 7 June, 2013 at 11:00

Through photos and campaign artwork, "Down to Zero" tells the story of our campaign to end the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests, and what you have helped us to achieve.

6 myths this Indonesian logger didn't want busted

Feature story | 8 July, 2014 at 4:00

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...

Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 13:35

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 10:47

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.

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Blog entry | 11 September, 2015 2 comments

Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows. My wife and daughter should be at our home in...

Meet the Indonesians taking climate action into their own hands

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 2 December, 2015 5 comments

Just over a year ago, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of Indonesia - one of the biggest emitters along with the US, China and India - visited a local community affected by the forest fires and vowed to tackle the devastating crisis.

4 ways to STOP Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry | 2 November, 2015 8 comments

A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country...for now. Here are four ways to #StoptheHaze…once and for all. 13-yr old sister holds...

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | 1 April, 2016 1 comment

Last week, researchers announced the first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures that have pushed this species to the brink of extinction are still very much in play. A rhino...

Palm oil giant IOI has lost customers for destroying forests, but will it change?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 9 June, 2016

IOI - one of the largest palm oil companies in the world - is having a difficult time right now. Not only has it recently lost its sustainability certification , but as a result its customers are leaving in droves. And with good...

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 21 February, 2017 1 comment

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to  breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic  result for everyone who has been campaigning...

10 shocking facts show how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s forests

Blog entry by Danielle Boobyer | 23 November, 2015 1 comment

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 28 April, 2017

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests . If put into practice, this...

APRIL's "sustainability" policy a license to continue forest clearance

Press release | 28 January, 2014 at 12:00

Jakarta, 28 January 2014 - Indonesian pulp and paper giant, APRIL today released a "Sustainable Forest Management Policy", just weeks after being threatened to be kicked out of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Singapore logger continues peat clearance despite fire threat

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 4:00

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...

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...

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...

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