Friday, November 20, 2009

Indonesian Forest Ministry halts APRIL’s forest destruction on Kampar

Indonesia suspends climate polluter's licence to destroy rainforest

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian President Yudhoyono to end deforestation

19 November 2009

Jakarta, Indonesia — Greenpeace welcomed today’s decision by Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, to temporarily stop paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) from destroying the carbon-rich forest peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula, Sumatra, pending a review of the company’s permits. More

Monday, November 16, 2009

Paper giant pulls out of Indonesia rainforest destruction

Signal to world leaders to end global deforestation

13 November 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia — While Greenpeace activists were detained by police overnight for taking direct action on Thursday to prevent Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) clearing Indonesia's rainforest, UPM-Kymmene announced that it will stop buying from the company (1), which is responsible for causing widespread rainforest and climate destruction. More

UPM statement
UPM has renewed its pulp sourcing strategy

Greenpeace sends President Obama an urgent call to action from heart of South East Asia's rainforests - "Indonesia is climate change's 'ground zero'"

12 November 2009

Jakarta, Indonesia — As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of Greenpeace activists issued him an urgent call to action from the heart of Indonesia’s threatened rainforests. More

Monday, November 02, 2009

Brandrodung auf Sumatra Ursünde im Urwald

In den Sümpfen der Insel Sumatra sollen riesige Wälder gerodet werden. Kurz vor der Kopenhagener Klimakonferenz würde damit einer der größten Kohlenstoff-Speicher Südostasiens in Flammen aufgehen. Umweltschützer kampieren im Urwald, um den Raubbau zu stoppen - ein aussichtsloser Kampf. Mehr