In Indonesia, pulp and paper firms stoke demand that may drive deforestation

JAKARTA — Plans for expansion by the pulp and paper industry in Indonesia threaten to reverse a declining rate of deforestation for pulpwood plantations, according to a NGO analysis. An increasing number of producers and buyers of wood pulp and paper have adopted zero-deforestation commitments in recent years. This has contributed to a drop in forest-clearing for the industry in Indonesia, according to analysis of data from Trase, a supply chain transparency initiative. Trase’s new Indonesia wood pulp supply chain map can now track pulp exports back to the specific plantations that contributed…

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