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Open Letter To Asia Pulp and Paper

Press release | May 27, 2015 at 19:22

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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]

End Indonesia's fires By Ending Forest and Peatland Destruction

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:03

JAKARTA: Environmental NGOs including Greenpeace met with President Joko Widodo at the palace on Friday to discuss solutions to the peatlands and forest fires crisis. Following that meeting, President Jokowi held a cabinet meeting and issued a...

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...

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...

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]...

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...

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...

Stop GMO and Protect Food Sovereignty in Thailand

Press release | December 3, 2015 at 13:29

Bangkok, 1st December 2015 – The draft Biosafety Act B.E....., proposed by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry (MREN), was approved by the cabinet on the 24th November 2015. However, the draft Biosafety bill is waiting for an approval...

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...

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:

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...

Palm Oil Industry Fails to Address Deforestation in Optional ‘RSPO Next’ Standard

Press release | February 9, 2016 at 23:00

Jakarta, 9 February 2016 — Commenting on today’s launch of the ‘RSPO Next’ scheme, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Ratri Kusumohartono said ‘Next’s’ optional undertakings fell far short of satisfying mounting demands for a deforestation-fre...

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]

Leap Forward In Efforts To Transform the Palm Oil Industry

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 12:00

(Joint Press Statement) Jakarta, Indonesia - Today, the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), a leading initiative to transform the palm oil industry, has released a new, robust and field-tested set of verification indicators that will drive...

Mapping transparency: essential to stopping Indonesia's fires

Publication | March 16, 2016 at 0:39

A briefer on Greenpeace Indonesia’s initiative to support transparency and the public interest through the Kepo Hutan map platform. Includes a case study: 'Getting Tohor on the map'.

Greenpeace highlights environmental and labor concerns ahead of Thai Union Annual...

Press release | April 5, 2016 at 12:27

As the Thai Union(TU) Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens in Bangkok today with more than a thousand attendees, Greenpeace reiterates that reputational damage, destructive fishing methods, labor and human rights abuses in the supply chain are...

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...

IOI: Dropped by World’s Largest Food Company and Targeted by a Score of NGOs,...

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 12:30

Jakarta, 13 May 2016 -- As Nestle stated this week it would end purchasing from IOI Group, Indonesian, Malaysian and international NGOs including Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and others have sent a letter to a hundred global brands and...

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.

Jokowi’s Peat Protection Promise Let Down

Press release | May 31, 2016 at 18:00


JAKARTA, 31 MAY 2016 - A revised draft of Government Regulation (PP) No. 71 of 2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystem that is currently being considered by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is weak, lacks transparency,...

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...

As dangerous business practices go unpunished, Indonesia’s fires and haze return

Press release | August 28, 2016 at 12:01

Jakarta, 28 August 2016 -- Forest fires are back in Indonesia, with over three thousand hotspots detected so far in August. Smoke from the fires was at “very unhealthy” levels in Bengkalis district of Riau province on Saturday. The fires are also...

Greenpeace statement on law enforcement in forest and peatland fire cases

Press release | September 5, 2016 at 17:54

Jakarta, September 5 2016 -- Indonesia’s response to forest fires is being hampered by a crisis in law enforcement. Not only have police failed to reinstate over a dozen dropped investigations into pulpwood and oil palm plantation companies in...

Greenpeace forest fire fighters attacked

Press release | September 9, 2016 at 22:00

Jakarta, 9 September 2016 -- Last night (8 Sept.) Greenpeace Russia’s firefighting team were attacked in their camp in the South of Russia by eight masked men armed with pistols and knives, suffering serious injuries which required medical...

100,300 deaths from Indonesia’s fires during 2015, new study estimates

Press release | September 19, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, 19 September 2016 – A groundbreaking Harvard and Columbia university study estimates that 100,300 premature deaths resulted across three countries from last year’s devastating Indonesian forest fire crisis.

100,300 deaths from Indonesia’s fires during 2015, new study estimates

Press release | September 19, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, 19 September 2016 – A groundbreaking Harvard and Columbia university study estimates that 100,300 premature deaths resulted across three countries from last year’s devastating Indonesian forest fire crisis.

Time for IOI to lead from the front

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 22:30

Jakarta, 27 September 2016 -- Following publication of Greenpeace's report [1] exposing the destructive operations of IOI’s suppliers and the blockade of IOI’s Rotterdam refinery, IOI released a statement concerning the Greenpeace demand that it...

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...

Statement on IOI’s response to 'A Deadly Trade-Off' report

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 16:57

Greenpeace’s most recent report into the IOI Group, 'A Deadly Trade-Off', found that IOI had been supplying the global market with palm oil from third party palm oil suppliers linked to human rights abuses, deforestation and peatland degradation.

HCS Convergence Process Concludes

Press release | November 8, 2016 at 10:00

Bangkok, 8 November 2016 -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on convergence between the HCSA and HCS+ approaches (see attached). The Group has agreed on...

Indonesia’s plans for forests and energy betray spirit of Paris Agreement

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 2:09

Marrakech, 16 November 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia welcomed a recognition of the importance of forests and renewable energy in today’s climate change speech delivered by the Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry. The Indonesian...

Southeast Asia’s major canneries fall short on sustainability and social...

Press release | November 17, 2016 at 14:24

Manila/Jakarta, 17 November 2016-- A new report released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia revealed how major tuna canneries in the Philippines and Indonesia continue to fall short in providing customers with sustainably and equitably sourced...

Comment on labour abuses in Wilmar’s palm oil operations

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 10:00

Annisa Rahmawati, senior campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said: “A new report by Amnesty International has revealed widespread child and forced labour at plantations controlled by palm oil giant Wilmar International. Wilmar claims to...

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]

Withdrawing from APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Press release | December 8, 2016 at 16:30

Jakarta, 8 December 2016 -- Rusmadya Maharuddin, forest campaigner for Greenpeace Indonesia said today that Greenpeace has suspended its engagement with APRIL’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) with immediate effect.

Ministry of Manpower Failure to Protect Indonesian Migrant Fishermen from Human...

Press release | December 13, 2016 at 12:35

Jakarta, December 9, 2016 - Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (SBMI) and Greenpeace Indonesia today held a peaceful protest in front of the Ministry of Manpower office to urge improvement for placement policies and protection of migrant worker...

Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace...

Press release | December 15, 2016 at 15:00

Bangkok, 15 December 2016 - A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven...

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