Indonesian firms owe $1.3 billion in forest damage fines, says Greenpeace report

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Indonesian firms owe $1.3 billion in forest damage fines, says Greenpeace report

February 15, 2019 - 18:02
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JAKARTA, Feb. 15, 2019 (AFP Business News) -Indonesian firms owe at least $1.3 billion in unpaid fines for environmental damage caused by widespread forest clearing and deadly fires linked to tens of thousands of premature deaths, a Greenpeace study said Friday.

Citing government data, the environmental group said it examined 11 civil court cases between 2012 and 2018 where palm oil and pulp-and-paper companies were ordered to pay fines to Jakarta.

"However, not one of these forests cases has resulted in compensation being paid," Greenpeace said.

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