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haze

Hub | June 24, 2013 at 11:26

The recent 'Haze Wave' experienced in Singapore and Malaysia is a reminder as fires burn across Indonesia, that the destruction of Indonesia's forests is a regional and international problem. Solutions from governments and business must be found.

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...

Threats

Hub | November 13, 2013 at 20:09

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.

Indonesia

Hub | November 13, 2013 at 19:09

Thanks to its unique geology, the Indonesian archipelago has one of the richest biological heritages on Earth; it's home to more endemic bird species than any other country and more endemic mammal species than any other country but one. It's...

Fire Hotspots Expose Gaps in Indonesia’s Forests Moratorium

Press release | June 20, 2013 at 17:00

Jakarta, June 20, 2013 – Half of the fire hotspots detected between June 11-18 that are choking Singapore and Malaysia with air pollution are in areas that should be protected by Indonesia’s forest moratorium, Greenpeace has revealed.

Feature Stories

Hub | August 6, 2013 at 17:00

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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...

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...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | September 3, 2013 at 10:00

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

Stop the haze

Action | May 28, 2014 at 16:39

Sign up now and be the first to know any findings and to participate in activities to #stopthehaze in the region.

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Stop the haze

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]

Jokowi’s forests protection promises tested as fires rise

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 13:57

JAKARTA, July 28, 2017 -Two years after devastating fires plunged Indonesia into crisis, President Joko Widodo’s promises on forest and peat protection are being tested as forest fires break out across Indonesia and five provinces have declared...

Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi.

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

Hentikan Kebakaran. Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi

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Hentikan Kebakaran. Hentikan “Gelombang Jerebu” Kembali Lagi

将火扑灭,遏止霾害

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

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Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

將火撲滅,遏止霾害

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

來簽名請願吧!

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Put the fires out. Stop the ‘Haze Wave’ from coming back.

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

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Put the fires out. Demand regulations to stop this happening again.

Save Our Paradise. No More Oil Spill

Action | June 26, 2013 at 12:49

PPT must be held accountable for this destructive oil spill, pay full reparations to affected communities and the Thai government must take measures to ensure no oil company can put our oceans, our future, at risk again

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PPT must be held accountable for this destructive oil spill, pay full reparations to affected communities and the Thai government must take measures to ensure no oil company can put our oceans, our future, at risk again

Haze, Tigers, Forests and Singapore...

Action | October 22, 2013 at 0:00

Stand with Southeast Asia! Save our forests!

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Singapore Haze

Press release | November 7, 2014 at 16:21

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has taken the opportunity of a roundtable event to call on Singapore and Indonesia to work together on solutions to what has become a recurrent regional scourge: the annual choking haze from fires burning in forest and...

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...

IOI's RSPO complaint resolved, but environmental and human rights abuses continue

Press release | December 2, 2016 at 23:22

Jakarta, 2 December 2016. Greenpeace has warned that environmental and human rights abuses are still endemic in the IOI Group’s supply chain, even though AidEnvironment’s complaint against the palm oil trader has been resolved. [1]

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...

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’

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...

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...

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...

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...

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).

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas

Feature story | May 17, 2016 at 13:56

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest.

A movement spanning six continents demands a world free from fossil fuels

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 16:12

Amsterdam - Break Free from fossil fuels protests in Croatia and Israel have kickstarted the latest wave of protests by a global movement determined to accelerate the shift to an era of renewable energy, with further activities today in the...

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]

Greenpeace Comment on Wilmar’s ‘No Deforestation’ Progress Report

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 20:00

Jakarta, 21 January 2016 — Commenting on palm oil trader Wilmar’s ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy’ progress report, Greenpeace Indonesia campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said:

Open Letter to the Plantation Industry in Indonesia

Feature story | October 29, 2015 at 20:00

Forest fires are once again raging out of control across Indonesia. In Pekanbaru and other cities across Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua, millions of people are suffering. A state of emergency has been declared in several regions as the authorities...

Press Centre

Hub | November 9, 2010 at 17:43

GAR Needs to Step Up Efforts

Press release | November 13, 2014 at 17:30

Given growing public concern about the impact of deforestation on the climate, wildlife and forest communities, scores of international consumer companies have commitments to use deforestation-free palm oil. Producer companies such as Golden Agri...

3M, Banks Pressure APRIL Over Deforestation

Press release | March 9, 2015 at 18:36

Jakarta, 9 March 2015 – Singapore-based pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) and its parent group, Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) are under pressure after “Post-It Notes” maker 3M became the latest company to suspend...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Transparency Slow to Arrive, Limited in Scope

Press release | December 22, 2015 at 15:00

Greenpeace is pleased that the RSPO will next year finally go ahead with its 2013 resolution to publish concession maps of oil palm plantations owned by RSPO grower members. However the plan only covers concessions directly owned by members,...

Peat Restoration Agency Welcomed

Press release | January 15, 2016 at 19:30

Jakarta, 15 January 2016 - Greenpeace welcomes the establishment of a Peat Restoration Agency for Indonesia, and the appointment of environment activist Nazir Foead to lead the initiative. If peat protection regulations are sufficiently...

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...

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]

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...

Cargill Demands IOI Issue a Responsible Sourcing Policy: Greenpeace Reaction

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, June 24, 2016 – Yesterday Cargill Inc. published a statement defining its expectations after its supplier IOI Group was suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Cargill is calling for IOI to issue a responsible...

RSPO to Recertify IOI Group: Response

Press release | August 5, 2016 at 18:31

Jakarta, August 5, 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said: “Re-certifying the IOI group on the basis of unreliable promises, without waiting for verified action on the ground is risky and counter-productive. It...

Response to IOI Group policy from Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 23:34

Jakarta, 16 August, 2016 -- The IOI Group published a new Palm Oil Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Implementation Plan on 8 August 2016. Greenpeace Indonesia provided several rounds of feedback on earlier drafts of the policy. Despite...

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