Pulp & paper giant retires plantations to curb emissions

One of the world's largest pulp and paper manufacturers has today (13 August) pledged to immediately retire some of its commercial plantation areas in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions. edie editor Luke Nicholls reports from Jakarta.

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will stop sourcing wood from five active plantation areas in Indonesia - totalling around 7,000 hectares - to protect the nation's carbon-rich peatlands. 

This is the first time that a business has retired plantations on tropical peatland for conservation purposes - a move Greenpeace labelled a "potential game-changer" for mitigating global climate change. 

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