REDD - CO2lonialism of forests
Kampar Peninsula: Potential Pilot Project

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‘APRIL blames the villagers for illegal logging, but they keep deforesting and planting more and more acacia so the villagers took action.’ – Marzuki Effendi. Sumatra, Indonesia, Dec 2007.

APRIL is seeking funding as a RED/D pilot project scheme. In this context RED/D does nothing to address the underlying driver of deforestation: the overcapacity of APRIL and rival firm APP’s paper mills. Between them, the two companies process over 4 million tons of pulp each year, the bulk of which comes from the deforestation of the region’s natural forests and is exported to the North.‘