27 Dec '15, 9pm

Indonesian peat fires linked to global palm oil companies and their financiers, Friends of the Earth report fi..

Indonesian peat fires linked to global palm oil companies and their financiers, Friends of the Earth report finds Posted Dec. 8, 2015 / Posted by: Brian Salamanca WASHINGTON, D.C. – This summer and fall, forest and peat fires burned on Indonesian palm oil plantations owned by global palm oil companies Bumitama and Wilmar International. A report released today by Friends of the Earth groups in Indonesia, Europe and the U.S. reveals that these companies, backed by major U.S. and European investors, created the conditions that stoked the fires -- despite the companies’ voluntary “no deforestation” policies. Palm oil financiers have not taken significant steps to address the fires or their causes, the report says. Massive fires and haze caused enormous health and environmental problems in Indonesia and neighboring countries between August and October, 2015 -- at one point caus...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2015-12-indonesian-peat-...

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