Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia by Chuck Baclagon

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia.

Carbon emission from deforestation and degradation of forest and peat land areas is the major contributor to Indonesia being the third largest emitter in the world.

At 6.15 am more than 50 activists arrived at the APRIL site. Half an hour later three excavators have been locked down and a banner deployed saying ” OBAMA YOU CAN STOP THIS”.

With three teams blocking excavators, other activists are holding smaller signs saying “climate crime”, in reference to APRIL’s huge contribution to climate change through its massive clearance of forests, with fresh evidence of illegal deforestation.

Follow the action on Twitter or the Climate Defenders page.

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