16 May '18, 6pm

Greenpeace disowns paper giant over deforestation allegations

Greenpeace disowns paper giant over deforestation allegations

Environmental NGO Greenpeace will end its engagement with the Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group and its pulp and paper arm, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). A new mapping analysis by the NGO showed 80 square kilometers of forests and peatlands has been cleared since 2013 in two concessions that are linked to the paper giant. Greenpeace said this finding put APP’s commitment to end deforestation in jeopardy. JAKARTA — Recent findings of deforestation by two companies with ties to the Sinar Mas Group and its pulp and paper arm, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), have led Greenpeace to end its engagement with the Indonesian conglomerate. According to a new mapping analysis by Greenpeace, 80 square kilometers (30 square miles) of forests and peatlands, an area half the size of Washington DC, has been cleared since 2013 in two concessions that are linked to the paper giant. Greenpeace said...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/greenpeace-disowns-pape...

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