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Ban on Oil Palm, Mining Expansion Offers Promise for Indonesian Forests and Smallholders

Press release | April 15, 2016 at 16:19

Jakarta, 15 April 2016 -- Commenting on Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s announcement of a stop to expansion of palm oil and mining, Greenpeace Indonesia country director Longgena Ginting said: “Indonesia’s rapidly vanishing forests are in...

Greenpeace highlights environmental and labor concerns ahead of Thai Union Annual...

Press release | April 5, 2016 at 12:27

As the Thai Union(TU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens in Bangkok today with more than a thousand attendees, Greenpeace reiterates that reputational damage, destructive fishing methods, labor and human rights abuses in the supply chain are...

Greenpeace condemns coal companies' call for public subsidy

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 12:24

Jakarta, March 9 2016 - Falling international demand and plummeting coal prices are derailing Indonesia’s plans for expanding coal-fired power plants, as revealed this week by the Indonesian Coal Mining Association and PwC. The headlines focused...

Leap Forward In Efforts To Transform the Palm Oil Industry

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 12:00

(Joint Press Statement) Jakarta, Indonesia - Today, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), a leading initiative to transform the palm oil industry, has released a new, robust and field-tested set of verification indicators that will drive...

Astra Agro Takes the Progressive IPOP Pledge

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 18:51

Jakarta, 18 February 2016 -- Indonesia’s second-largest palm oil grower PT Astra Agro Lestari this week added its signature to the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge, showing that industry commitment to No Deforestation continues to grow. [1]

Palm Oil Industry Fails to Address Deforestation in Optional ‘RSPO Next’ Standard

Press release | February 9, 2016 at 23:00

Jakarta, 9 February 2016 — Commenting on today’s launch of the ‘RSPO Next’ scheme, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Ratri Kusumohartono said ‘Next’s’ optional undertakings fell far short of satisfying mounting demands for a deforestation-fre...

Norwegian Funding for Indonesian Peat Protection

Press release | February 4, 2016 at 16:30

Jakarta, 4 February 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia welcomes news that the Indonesia-Norway bilateral partnership on climate and forests will support the newly created Peatland Restoration Agency, and urges the government to set the Agency an...

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