Monday: Will Indonesia destroy forest for biofuel?
Dear friends of the rainforests,
Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. Please join us in speaking out against this insanity!
Indonesian activists are sounding the alarm: “The only group that will benefit from this policy are private palm oil companies,” explains Zenzi Suhadi, a campaigner for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). “With this biofuel subsidy policy, the government is violating its commitment to saving our environment and supporting local people to independently cultivate their lands.”
Nordin, an activist for the Indonesian NGO Save our Borneo, notes: “Palm oil is full of corruption, human rights abuses and environmental destruction.”
Please help our Indonesian partners get this disastrous proposal scrapped by signing our petition.
Thanks for being involved,
Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)