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Protect Paradise

Hub | November 13, 2013 at 22:09

There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia’s forests - and their time on earth is running out. Some companies are destroying their home for vast palm oil plantations and the global brands we know and love are not doing enough to...

World’s largest palm oil grower forced to restore over 1,000ha of rainforest

Press release | August 30, 2017 at 10:00

Jakarta- Under strong pressure from its customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FELDA Global Ventures (FGV) has promised to restore over 1,000 hectares of the peat forest in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. [1] This is the first time...

Solutions

Hub | November 13, 2013 at 21:09

Indonesia’s plantation sector can – and must - make a genuine contribution to Indonesia’s development, rather than destroying the future for its people, its wildlife and the global climate on which we all depend.

Playing with fire: why I want to stop the haze

Feature story | December 9, 2014 at 15:52

So what does haze feel like in Singapore? It isn’t like the air pollution those of us in big cities are most familiar with. It doesn’t smell like car exhaust fumes, or the product of chemical industry.

Musim Mas and KLK policies

Press release | December 5, 2014 at 17:55

Following last week’s strong pro-peatlands and forests commitment by new Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers and traders have announced policies to address criticism of deforestation in their...

Threats

Hub | November 13, 2013 at 20:09

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | February 21, 2017 at 13:14

London – HSBC has just published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

Press Release

Press release | March 9, 2017 at 11:30

Teminabuan, West Papua-- A 3,545 hectare slice of Papua’s rainforest was today officially placed in community hands, to be protected and managed by the indigenous people of the Knasaimos landscape in West Papua’s Bird’s Head Peninsula. This is...

GAR Report

Press release | December 22, 2014 at 22:18

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

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]...

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...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | September 3, 2013 at 10:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

IOI Policy

Press release | November 14, 2014 at 18:08

JAKARTA. Greenpeace recognizes the new IOI Loders Croklaan Sustainable Palm Oil Policy as another sign of the shift that is happening within the industry, but regards the announcement as a missed opportunity for the IOI Group to join the ranks of...

Sime Darby NBPOL

Press release | March 3, 2015 at 15:48

Jakarta, March 3, 2015: The completed purchase of New Britain Palm Oil Ltd puts buyer Sime Darby Plantations on the spot: will it match NBPOL’s responsible palm oil practices on the ground, in particular by adopting a comprehensive forest...

the true test of Jokowi’s climate commitment

Press release | November 30, 2015 at 23:50

Paris, 30 November 2015 - Greenpeace welcomed President Joko Widodo’s promise in Paris to end Indonesia’s recurring forest and peat fires, which regularly made the country the world’s worst carbon polluter in recent months. However, success...

Palm oil giant IOI moves to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuses from...

Press release | April 28, 2017 at 10:16

The IOI Group, one of the world’s largest palm oil traders, has today made a significant commitment to address deforestation and exploitation throughout its supply chain. [1] Greenpeace has suspended its active campaign to give IOI time to show...

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...

Haze, Tigers, Forests and Singapore...

Action | October 21, 2013 at 0:00

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Greenpeace Notes RGE Pledge, Regrets Missed Opportunity to End Deforestation

Press release | September 23, 2014 at 13:19

New Palm Oil Sustainability Policy Won’t Halt Forest Clearing by Pulp and Paper arms of RGE

Indonesian President Extends Weak Forest Moratorium

Press release | May 13, 2015 at 22:12

Jakarta: Indonesian president Joko Widodo today extended a moratorium on new concessions over forest areas, but failed to heed bipartisan calls from civil society and progressive industry to strengthen the measure in order to fully protect...

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...

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 ship begins first Indonesian tour since being deported

Press release | May 9, 2013 at 13:10

Jayapura -– The Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior III, arrived in Jayapura, Indonesia today to document one of the world’s most biodiverse – and threatened – environments, just three years after the Indonesian navy escorted the Rainbow...

Palm Oil Manifesto Companies Urged to Apply Strong HCS Standards

Press release | September 19, 2014 at 16:21

Greenpeace notes the announcement by Sime Darby, IOI, KLK, Musim Mas and Asian Agri that they intend to temporarily halt clearance of potential High Carbon Stock forests while a HCS study commissioned by their Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto*...

Rainforest Alliance independent evaluation of APP’s progress

Press release | February 5, 2015 at 9:00

Greenpeace statement on Rainforest Alliance report ‘An Evaluation of Asia Pulp & Paper’s Progress to Meet its Forest Conservation Policy (2013) and Additional Public Statements’

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

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...

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...

Tebo District Incident

Press release | March 2, 2015 at 14:42

On Friday, 27 February 2015 Mr Indra Pelani, a resident of Lubuk Mandarsah village in Tebo district, Jambi and a member of the Sakato Jaya Farmers’ Association, was found dead following an incident apparently involving seven security officers...

Greenpeace Delivers Global Anti-Haze Petition to Palm Oil Giant IOI in Malaysia

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 13:05

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta, 6 October 2016 — Greenpeace has delivered a global petition signed by 300,000 people to the IOI Group in Malaysia, calling on the palm oil company to end its contribution to the regional haze by cutting off all suppliers...

Palm Oil

Page | November 14, 2013 at 7:44

From the fruit and seeds of the oil palm tree, and straight into our soap, detergents, makeup, biscuits, and biofuel – palm oil is everywhere. It is cheaper to grow than many of its alternatives, takes up less land space, and has a long shelf...

Pulp and Paper

Page | November 13, 2013 at 18:51

The largest single threat to responsible forest management in the pulp and paper sector in Indonesia comes from the deforestation activities of APRIL. APRIL is part of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, controlled by the Indonesian business...

Licence to kill

Publication | October 22, 2013 at 10:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

MCKINSEY Advice on Rainforest Schemes Fundamentally Flawed

Press release | April 7, 2011 at 16:17

London, 7th April 2011— A new Greenpeace report Bad Influence has revealed how advice given by global consultancy firm McKinsey to national governments could lead to an increase in the destructive logging it is intended to prevent.

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | October 22, 2013 at 11:03

Jakarta, 22 October, 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

Giant Indonesian Palm Oil Company Announces Plan to Halt Forest Destruction

Feature story | February 9, 2011 at 12:34

Responding to news today that the palm oil arm of Sinar Mas, Golden Agri-Resources, has announced a plan to halt the destruction of Indonesia’s forests previously caused by their operations, Bustar Maitar, head of Greenpeace’s campaign to protect...

Girl power at its finest: The women of Greenpeace Tim Cegah Api

Blog entry by Nur Sakeenah Binti Omar | October 11, 2017

I've recently journeyed to Ketapang, in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to see the Greenpeace Tim Cegah Api (TCA) , or the Forest Fire Prevention Team, in action. Why? Because I wanted to see how forest fires happen and how it can be...

Norway and Indonesia deal could be a model for low-carbon development - if vested...

Feature story | November 23, 2010 at 9:00

Jakarta, Indonesia – A landmark US$1 billion deal between Indonesia and Norway – intended to halt deforestation and reduce carbon emissions – is in danger of being squandered, unless action is taken to protect it from notorious industrial...

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | April 28, 2017

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made  a significant commitment to protect rainforests . If put into practice, this...

Barbie Wrapped in Rainforest Destruction Scandal

Press release | June 8, 2011 at 10:21

Barbie, the most famous toy in the world, is involved in rainforest destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation can today reveal. Packaging for the doll is produced using timber from the rainforests of Indonesia, home to endangered...

SBY can make 2011 a Landmark Year for Indonesia’s forests and global efforts to curb...

Press release | January 7, 2011 at 17:05

Greenpeace today called upon President Yudhoyono to fast track implementation of the two year moratorium on forest conversion, by ensuring transparency in the decision making process and allowing community involvement to put in place effective...

Haze Witness

Image gallery | November 26, 2014

Protect Paradise

Image gallery | November 15, 2013

Working with forest communities

Image gallery | February 7, 2011

Saving Sumatra

Generic multimedia item | October 20, 2010 at 9:18

During his recent visit to Indonesia, Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace International Executive Director) and a Greenpeace team flew over Sumatra to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Indonesia and Norway now have a chance to...

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