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Indonesia’s largest pulp-for-paper producer risks defaulting on sustainability commitments due to bad peatland management

Netherlands – In 2013 Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) committed to use plantation fiber instead of clearing natural forests. However, in the same year APP announced […]

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Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030 – Infographic

In 2015, world leaders committed to achieving the 17 goals of the United National 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). […]

Publication

Act now on wetlands for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030)

All major global policy agreements conclude: wetlands are vital ecosystems in the landscape and are indispensable to achieve a sustainable and secure world. This policy […]

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Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its “zero deforestation” commitment?

This study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile sustainability commitments, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is building one […]

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A world without wetlands is a world without water

1.2 billion people live in areas where water is physically scarce and 2.7 billion people – 40% of the world’s population – suffer water shortages […]

Case study

Conserving and restoring Brunei’s rich biodiversity

The country of Brunei Darussalam is a green gem on the rapidly deforesting island of Borneo. Much of Brunei is still covered in Asian lowland […]

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Policy Analysis of PP 71/2014

This policy analysis of the Government Regulation 71/2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystems shows the gaps in the current regulation and presents […]

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Recommendations for the pulpwood sector

The pulp and paper industry is booming in Southeast Asia. The pulp wood plantations, primarily Acacia crassicarpa, are often grown on carbon rich and biodiversity […]

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A new report on impacts of plantations on the Kampar Peninsula peatland confirms that drained plantations on peatland cannot be sustained

A new Deltares report, commissioned by Wetlands International, reconfirms that pulp wood and oil palm plantations in peatlands cannot be managed sustainably. Such drained plantations […]

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Building capacity for and with sustainable palm oil growers

With the UNFCCC COP21 going on in Paris, on the other side of the world in Bogor, Indonesia, Wetlands International and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm […]