Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 12:30pm

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species, and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect Indonesia's rainforests.

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Forest clearance in land owned by a subsidiary of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, West K

Who still banks on destroying Indonesia's forests?

A few weeks ago, HSBC took a big step forward in cutting its links with the destruction of Indonesia's forests by pledging to end funding for destructive palm...
Posted by jamie - 15 March, 2017 - 00:07
A Greenpeace volunteer campaigns outside a branch of HSBC

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 21 February, 2017 - 17:09
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

HSBC: what they've said about funding deforestation, and why it's wrong

Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent...
Posted by jamie - 8 February, 2017 - 14:59
A Greenpeace investigator bears witness in an IOI palm oil concession

Destructive palm oil company IOI let off the hook too easily by RSPO

A major palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 10 August, 2016 - 11:32

Getting Tough On Palm Oil

Indonesia's forests and peatlands help regulate the global climate and contain a diversity of life. They are home to some magnificent species, including...
Posted by Richard - 27 June, 2016 - 13:55

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