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Solution to Indonesian forest fires and climate change

Press release | November 27, 2015 at 14:00

Palangkaraya, Indonesia, 27 November 2015 — Greenpeace together with CIMTROP and SOB today took bold direct action showing the way towards a future grounded in rainforest and peatland restoration, tackling the causes of this year’s disastrous...

Transparency Crucial to Prevent Forest Fires; FOI Case Aims to End Map Secrecy

Press release | November 12, 2015 at 12:00

Jakarta, 12 Nov 2015 — Greenpeace accompanied by public interest lawyers today announced a legal case demanding the government make public detailed digital maps of who controls Indonesia’s forest areas. Greenpeace’s official request to put this...

President Joko Widodo’s peatland ban ‘sets the bar’ for action on climate change

Press release | November 10, 2015 at 14:00

Greenpeace welcomes a new Indonesian government policy immediately banning clearance and exploitation of peatland across Indonesia, and requiring drainage canals to be blocked to raise groundwater levels close to the peat surface, to avoid peat...

Greenpeace exposes recently burnt Indonesian forest replaced with palm oil

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 11:00

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]...

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

Press release | October 29, 2015 at 11:00

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. [1] The four-step Fire Action Plan...

End Indonesia's fires By Ending Forest and Peatland Destruction

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:03

JAKARTA: Environmental NGOs including Greenpeace met with President Joko Widodo at the palace on Friday to discuss solutions to the peatlands and forest fires crisis. Following that meeting, President Jokowi held a cabinet meeting and issued a...

Reactive Statement of Greenpeace Southeast Asia to the climate plans of the oil...

Press release | October 16, 2015 at 14:44

Manila, 16 October, 2015—The climate plans that will be released today by the oil majors – Shell, BP, BG Group, Saudi Aramco, Sinopec, Pemex, Total, and ENI [1] – make a mockery of the global efforts to address climate change. False solutions...

Indonesia Fans Flames

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 11:00

As Indonesia chokes the region with smoke haze borne from deforestation, the Indonesian government has indicated it aims to replace the No Deforestation commitments made last year by palm oil traders who signed the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. [1]

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

Press release | October 7, 2015 at 11:00

Critical orangutan habitat under threat as forest fires encircle Gunung Palung National Park in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

Coal expansion in Vietnam could claim 25,000 lives per year

Press release | September 30, 2015 at 16:00

Hanoi - Existing coal plants in Vietnam cause an estimated 4,300 premature deaths every year, which can be avoided by switching to renewable energy, according Harvard University research presented at ‘Coal and Coal Power: The Unknowns’ conference...

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