Indonesia Civil Society calls for full forest protection to save the global climate

Deforestation is responsible for about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. Ending deforestation must be central to a global strategy to tackle climate change, as it has the greatest potential to quickly deliver massive greenhouse gas emissions cuts.

Greenpeace, together with a broad coalition of NGOs working for biodiversity, human rights, climate protection and representing indigenous people, called on the Indonesian and Norwegian governments to close loopholes in a billion dollar deal to immediately implement a moratorium on all further natural forest clearance both within new and existing concession areas.