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22-Dec-2017 Pulpwood firm loses appeal on work plan
S'pore-based firm April says it will work with Indonesian ministry on peatland protection
Plantations on peat
22-Dec-2017 Rebutting media reports, pulp giant APP claims links to suppliers do not weaken its sustainability efforts
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the Indonesian companies blamed for the 2015 record-breaking haze in the region,...
Plantations on peat
21-Dec-2017 Jakarta court rules in government's favour in case involving pulp company April
An Indonesian administrative court on Thursday (Dec 21) rejected a petition by a major Indonesian pulp and...
Plantations on peat
21-Dec-2017 Court Rejects RAPP's Plea to Revoke Gov't Reprimand Letter
The Jakarta State Administrative Court, or PTUN Jakarta, on Thursday (21/12) rejected a plea submitted by Riau...
Plantations on peat
20-Dec-2017 New Regulations on Peatland Protection May Exact Huge Economic Toll on Economy: UI Study
Indonesia's tougher peatland protection regulation is estimated to cost billions of dollars and hurt a...
Peat Conservation
20-Dec-2017 Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires
Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and...
Plantations on peat
20-Dec-2017 Pulpwood firm April takes Jakarta to court over peatland
Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), the operational unit of Singapore-based pulpwood company April, has...
Plantations on peat
19-Dec-2017 South America is Rich with Tropical Peat
Earlier this year, researchers from the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program offered new maps of...
19-Dec-2017 Minister Urges World to Stop Blaming Indonesia for Wildfire Cases
The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution asked the international community to stop...
19-Dec-2017 Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests
Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and...
Carbon conservation
18-Dec-2017 Threats to Congo peat forests put people, wildlife and climate goals at risk
Experts urge fast-track response as leaders gather for Global Landscapes Forum
15-Dec-2017 Initiatives to tackle forest fires
The Sabah Forestry Department had taken several initiatives to prevent damage caused by forest fires.
Peatland Fire and Haze
12-Dec-2017 Global tropical peatland center to be established in Indonesia
The Indonesian government is working with peat experts to establish a global center for tropical peatlands just south...
Peat Conservation
12-Dec-2017 Study: RSPO certification prunes deforestation in Indonesia — but not by much
Oil palm plantations certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil had less deforestation...
09-Dec-2017 Thailand to clear air with Laos, Myanmar
Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the...
08-Dec-2017 Former MK Chief Justice Supports RAPP's Legal Action Against Environment Ministry
Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, the operational unit of global pulp and paper industry leader Asia Pacific...
Plantations on peat
08-Dec-2017 Researchers Should Also Consider Economic Value from Peat Restoration
The Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) expects peat researchers to assess the economic value of peat restoration.
Peat Conservation
08-Dec-2017 The mud that could save the world
Dargie and Lewis estimate the Congo peatland contains around 30 billion tons of carbon, the equivalent of 20...
08-Dec-2017 Labor abuses persist in RSPO-certified palm plantations, report finds
The report reveals how workers are routinely exposed to hazardous pesticides, paid less than the minimum...
Plantations on peat
07-Dec-2017 Peatland zonation and examples of economic activities
Innovation can be achieved when public and private capital are used to create a common vision for peatland...
Sustainable Use

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