Solutions

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.

Palm Oil

Greenpeace believes that palm oil can be produced responsibly. Palm oil production has been part of the livelihoods of local communities in Asia and Africa for decades, and can contribute both to economic development, while protecting forests and other ecosystems.

An example of this is the Dosan village on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Palm oil producers, like the members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group, have shown that there is a business case for palm oil production that does not lead to forest destruction or violate the rights of local communities.

Greenpeace envisions palm oil production by local communities and industrial players that protects forests, and follows responsible agricultural practices while contributing to economic development and respecting the social, economic and cultural rights of local communities.

Pulp and Paper

Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Forest Conservation Policy sets a model for the pulp and paper industry. In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against APP following the announcement of its  Forest Conservation Policy includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its Indonesian suppliers while independent assessments are conducted to establish areas for protection.

If we are to turn the tide of forest destruction in Indonesia, we need many more companies to make commitments to end their role in deforestation. And we have to ensure that those companies that do make such commitments deliver on them.

Political Solutions

Greenpeace calls for permanent and full protection of forest and peatland, including a review concessions permits, governance and law enforcement, as well as the implementation of a responsible and just land-use planning system.

In May 2011, Indonesia introduced a two-year moratorium on permits for new concessions in primary forests and peatlands. While this moratorium was a welcome step in terms of the signals it sent, in practice most of the primary forests that it covers are already legally protected; the remainder are largely inaccessible and not under immediate threat of development.

More work needs to be done to harmonise spatial planning, develop sectoral policies and maps, as well as provide stronger law enforcement and mechanisms for resolving social conflicts.

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The King of the Jungle

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 30, 2009

Earlier this week - myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau , urging both Sarkozy and...

Those dam treehuggers - saving the climate!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 29, 2009

There's lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now - on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest. Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region - in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands.

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment

Image | October 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment organization made their way at venue of the ASEAN Summit, pushing a gigantic “earth ball” with the message “ASEAN leaders: U turn the Earth" to challenge the ASEAN to push the world in the right...

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment

Image | October 24, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace volunteers from the environment organization made their way at venue of the ASEAN Summit, pushing a gigantic “earth ball” with the message “ASEAN leaders: U turn the Earth" to challenge the ASEAN to push the world in the right...

ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat!

Feature story | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

Sending out an SOS

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 1, 2009

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Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" which will be handed over to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The...

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy

Image | September 28, 2009 at 7:00

Five Thai children hold little elephant "piggy banks" containing "small change for the climate" which will be handed over to Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok. The...

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