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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The Ramin Paper Trail

Video | 28 February, 2012 at 18:00

A year-long investigation by Greenpeace reveals how the world's third largest paper producer APP (Asia Pulp and Paper) is involved in gross violations of Indonesian laws. This includes the trade in ramin, an internationally protected tree...

"Our forests, our future"

Video | 28 October, 2011 at 12:22

Sam Moko, Greenpeace Forest Campaigner, gives an update on the weeks action in Papua New Guinea.

Land grabs in Papua New Guinea

Video | 23 October, 2011 at 14:01

Sam Moko (Smoko) PNG Forests campaigner explains why Greenpeace and local landowners are taking action against forest crime in Papua New Guinea. TAKE ACTION

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