From Greenpeace: Making Waves

Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to species extinction, loss of biodiversity and the elimination of entire ways of life for forest communities and you have to wonder why companies like Sinar Mas are allowed to continue to expand their destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia.

Yesterday, 25 activists put themselves on the line and demanded an immediate end to expansion into forests and peatland by Sinar Mas and other companies. Read more.

Take Action. Tell the Indonesian government to implement a moratorium on any further forest conversion. This will not only help curb the country's greenhouse gas emissions, but will safeguard the wealth of tropical biodiversity and protect the livelihood of forest dependent communities all across Indonesia.

Jessica Miller