Ending deforestation: A collective effort

Ending deforestation: A collective effort

If we’re to protect vital peatlands, we must also protect peatland communities

If we’re to protect vital peatlands, we must also protect peatland communities

There is now a global scientific consensus that the world is in a race against time to halt catastrophic and irreversible climate change. The incoming UN secretary general has said it's the biggest crisis facing humanity and the biggest curse we could bequeath our children.

Show support for forests on the International Day of Forests

Show support for forests on the International Day of Forests

My father used to sing "Hutanku Tak Akan Hilang", which means "My Forests Will Stay" in Indonesian, and I inherited my passion for forests from him. Today (21 March) marks International Day of Forests, but it is unacceptable that even with an annual day to reflect on these environments - and the species within them - that they continue to be lost at unprecedented rates.

Time for action on forest finance

Time for action on forest finance

US President Barack Obama began this month's IUCN World Conservation Congress by noting that "climate change and conservation are inextricably linked". Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world's forests.

REDD+: Not dead yet

REDD+: Not dead yet

The time has come to revisit 'REDD+' - the UN scheme that attempts to create financial value for the carbon locked in forests - to ensure that it is truly delivering on the momentum from Paris 2015.

What the new EU-Indonesia timber agreement means for our forests, our communities, and the future of global trade

What the new EU-Indonesia timber agreement means for our forests, our communities, and the future of global trade

There is usually a large gap between a politician's rhetoric and reality. However, events in Brussels last week show that this is not always the case.

Recognising a shared responsibility in forest conservation

Recognising a shared responsibility in forest conservation

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) sustainability chief Aida Greenbury explains why she is encouraged by the emerging rhetoric surrounding global forestry initiatives, and outlines some of the key challenges still facing the industry.

Last chance for the world's forests: Collaboration is the only way forward

Last chance for the world's forests: Collaboration is the only way forward

This week, many of the world's leaders are gathered in Paris as part of the COP21 climate negotiations to discuss the role of forests within the broader climate debate.

Real change requires collaboration: a multi-stakeholder approach to meeting climate change commitments

Real change requires collaboration: a multi-stakeholder approach to meeting climate change commitments

Indonesia is now at a crucial juncture in achieving its aims to halt deforestation, cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and tackle climate change.

Tackling land conflict should be a priority at COP 21

Tackling land conflict should be a priority at COP 21

In this new and exclusive edie blog, Asia Pulp & Paper's managing director of sustainability Aida Greenbury explains the importance of collaboration to address the ever-important issues of land conflict and deforestation.