New Analysis: Batang Toru Hydroelectric Plant Unnecessary

A soon-to-be-released report by a leading international consultancy warns that the proposed USD 1.6 billion Batang Toru hydroelectric project in South Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra, is not only entirely unnecessary for meeting Indonesia or North Sumatra’s future energy needs, but is also a critical threat to the local ecosystem and the critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan. The report finds that the dam’s backers have mischaracterized, exaggerated, or just manufactured much of the rationale for the dam.

Pulp Industry Locks in Fire Risk on Indonesia’s Peatlands

Pulp Industry Locks in Fire Risk on Indonesia’s Peatlands “Nearly 50% of fire alerts in the eight worst-affected pulpwood concessions are detected on areas previously designated as Peatland Protection Zones” Jakarta, Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper and APRIL Groups continued in 2018 to source wood from controversial supplier owned by Djarum Group

The Koalisi Anti Mafia Hutan released a report today finding that Indonesia’s two largest pulp and paper producers – the Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) groups -- violated their zero-deforestation commitments in 2018 by taking wood from a controversial supplier owned by Djarum Group.

Forest Fire Hotspot Analysis (1st August – 28th September, 2019: Hotspots Mostly Located Within Forest Area, Needed National Fire-prone Map and the Environment and Forestry Ministry’s Restructure

Forest Fire Hotspot Analysis (1st August – 28th September, 2019: Hotspots Mostly Located Within Forest Area, Needed National Fire-prone Map and the Environment and Forestry Ministry’s Restructure Jakarta, 29 September 2019—The disastrous

APP Acknowledges Links To Controversial Suppliers, But Fails To Release An Auditor’s Report: Seven Takeaways From a New Report By Asia Pulp & Paper On Links To Its Pulpwood Suppliers In Indonesia

These are the key takeaways from APP Assessment on Its Link With Industrial Forest Plantations in Indonesia that the company released on March 15, 2019.

More peatland fire disasters for Indonesia?

Pulp companies and Government not transparent with restoration plans for fire-prone peatlands

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