Indonesia Forests - Threats

Every year, Indonesia is losing 620,000ha of rainforest, making it one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet. It also endangers species including Sumatran tigers and orangutans, and undermining the future for millions of Indonesians who depend on the forests for their food, shelter and livelihoods.

Indonesia's irreplaceable rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are being destroyed to make the disposable consumer products we find in our shops: paper for our glossy magazines, toilet paper, packaging and palm oil for products like toothpaste and chocolate.

Greenpeace is campaigning for the immediate protection of all Indonesia's forests and peatlands including meaningful international support for a new green development pathway and for zero deforestation in Indonesia and globally by 2020.

To achieve this, we investigate the global supply chains that are sacrificing Indonesia’s forests for consumer products around the world, and we expose the companies that are destroying forests. Over the past few years, our campaigns and pressure from our supporters have led Nestlé, Unilever and other corporate giants to cancel big contracts with reformed suppliers like Sinar Mas. This in turn has led to commitments to forest protection on the ground from these same companies. But more must be done.

Today, Indonesia stands at a crossroads; will it choose to allow industry to relentlessly and unnecessarily expand into natural rainforests and carbon rich peatlands, or to announce a moratorium on all existing rainforest and peatlands, with the help of the international community?

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Orangutans take over Sydney

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 20 April, 2016

Early Monday morning a bunch of awesome people and orangutans decided to pay PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson a little visit to their... The post Orangutans take over Sydney appeared first on Greenpeace Australia Pacific .

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 3 March, 2016

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... The post Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests? appeared first on Greenpeace Australia...

5 times drone footage revealed the environmental destruction we couldn’t see

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 15 November, 2015

Even when we’re making dramatic transformations to our world – through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use – it can be hard... The post 5 times drone footage revealed the environmental destruction we couldn’t...

The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there)

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 November, 2015

This is the story of how one person turned a barren sandbar into a forest larger than Central Park in NYC – and how... The post The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there) appeared first on ...

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

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 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 making big promises...

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