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Ben Hodgdon send me this paper: “A note on the FSC certification of forests in Laos” and asked me to post it on this blog.*



From: Chris Lang
To: Moray McLeish (IFC)
Date: 16.10.2006 22:18
Subject: Inhutani II, GFTN and UFS


APP is destroying forests

Posted: 18 October 2006 in APP, China, Indonesia, WWF

Sorry about stating the blinding obvious, but Asia Pulp and Paper is still destroying forests to feed its pulp mills. WWF put out a report in July 2006 which states that APP is responsible for 80,000 hectares forest loss every year. Nazir Foead, WWF-Indonesia’s Director of Policy and Corporate Engagement says, “We estimate that around 450,000 hectares of natural forests have been cleared over the past five years to supply APP’s pulp mill in Riau.”


Here’s the activity concept note that the WWF/World Bank Alliance produced in February 2006. And here’s the article I wrote about it.

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 110, September 2006

The World Bank/WWF Forestry Alliance is supporting the massively destructive pulp and paper industry in Indonesia, by looking for new financial mechanisms to subsidise industrial tree plantations.