Doubts over paper giant’s rainforest pledge

You might have read that world’s biggest and most notorious pulp and paper company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), state it will no longer log virgin rainforest.. Conservationists are rightly suspicious though.

APP has entrusted the monitoring of their environmental pledge to a group called the Forest Trust, which appears to be a consultant contracted by APP, and thus not an independent third party. APP has made similar pledges to halt natural forest clearance in the past – in 2004, then 2007, and again in 2009. Why will this time be any different?

Read the ABC article

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