Greenpeace Press Releases

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Causes and solutions to Indonesia’s forest fires

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 19:00

Forest fires are continuing to fuel hazardous air pollution across swathes of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia, with haze reaching as far as Singapore and Malaysia. Greenpeace Southeast Asia today released a briefing explaining the background...

Failure to tackle deforestation and protect peatlands leaves Indonesia choking

Press release | September 10, 2015 at 10:00

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...

Plantation industry and NGOs agreed a way to end deforestation - but study by handful...

Press release | September 4, 2015 at 11:00

The widely supported High Carbon Stock Approach [1] is a tool to help companies and other stakeholders implement commitments to end deforestation. It puts No Deforestation into practice on the ground by identifying degraded areas suitable for...

Greenpeace welcomes landmark corporate initiative to save peat forests

Press release | August 13, 2015 at 15:41

Jakarta: Greenpeace congratulates Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) on taking a decision to immediately retire around 7,000 hectares of existing acacia plantations located in two of Sumatra’s threatened peat swamp forest landscapes. This decision follows...

Research from Harvard reveals health impacts of Indonesia’s coal plants

Press release | August 12, 2015 at 16:08

Jakarta, Indonesia - Existing coal plants in Indonesia cause an estimated 7,100 premature deaths every year according to research by Harvard University and Greenpeace Southeast Asia – the first of its kind to look at illness and deaths associated...

Greenpeace, RAN Warn of Forest Certification Greenwash

Press release | June 24, 2015 at 16:53

Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network consider that the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), along with PEFC-endorsed standards the Indonesian Forest Certification Cooperation (IFCC), the Sustainable Forestry...

Greenpeace commends APRIL's new forest policy and calls for govt support

Press release | June 3, 2015 at 1:40

Greenpeace commends APRIL and calls on government to support environment, communities and progressive companies with forest sector reform Jakarta: APRIL, one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has today announced an end to...

Open Letter To Asia Pulp and Paper

Press release | May 27, 2015 at 19:22

Update on Tebo District Incident

Press release | May 25, 2015 at 17:09

Three months has elapsed since Mr Indra Pelani of Lubuk Mandarsyah village in Tebo district, Jambi was found dead following an incident involving a security firm contracted by Wira Karya Sakti (WKS), a company owned by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

Comment on Golden Agri Resources progress

Press release | May 21, 2015 at 18:28

In 2011, after pressure from Greenpeace, customers and other NGOs, GAR announced a Forest Conservation Policy that aims to protect forests and peatlands in its estates. While GAR at the time was the first company to publish such a commitment, at...

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