No sanctions have been given to the ten palm oil companies with the largest areas of burned land from 2015 to 2018, new Greenpeace Indonesia mapping analysis revealed.
Every year new generations of Indonesians are exposed to fires and haze while palm and pulp companies benefit from poorly enforced laws and lack of transparency.
31 local Jakarta residents have officially filed a lawsuit against the government authorities today over the city’s toxic levels of air pollution.
Indonesia can become a leader in international climate negotiations by strengthening forest moratorium and peatland restoration policies.
This is not the first time the Indonesian Government has blocked private sector initiatives to increase transparency in the palm oil sector.
Plastic waste from industrialized countries is literally engulfing communities in Southeast Asia, transforming what were once clean and thriving places into toxic dumpsites.