Between 2015 and 2019, 4.4 million hectares of land have burned in Indonesia. Some 789,600 ha of this area (18%) has burned repeatedly.
Greenpeace has proved that between August 2018 and June 2020, around 3,500 ha of peatland was destroyed in three concessions either owned or that are major suppliers to APP.
Indonesian government must start thinking realistically and focus on investing in renewable energy that is safer, cheaper, and cleaner for the country and its future.
Some of the world’s best known consumer brands are fueling climate change by sourcing palm oil and wood pulp linked to Indonesian forest fires.
No sanctions have been given to the ten palm oil companies with the largest areas of burned land from 2015 to 2018, new Greenpeace Indonesia mapping analysis revealed.
This is not the first time the Indonesian Government has blocked private sector initiatives to increase transparency in the palm oil sector.