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Paper giant RAPP bows to peat-protection order after Indonesia court defeat

A court has invalidated a bid by Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) to overturn a government order obliging it to conserve peatlands that fall within its concessions. The ruling means the company will have to submit revised work plans to the government, in which peat areas that it had previously earmarked for development would be conserved and rewetted to prevent fires. The government has also mulled the possibility of auditing RAPP and parent company APRIL to get a clearer picture of their operations on the ground. JAKARTA — A court in Indonesia has ordered a subsidiary of the country’s second-biggest pulp and paper company to comply with a government order aimed at preventing land fires and haze. The Jakarta State Administrative Court ruled that the legal basis for PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) to seek to overturn the order from the Ministry of Environment and ...

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