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A Land Grab for Pulp – a report on Portucel Mozambique

Our latest discussion document explores the plan by The Navigator Company to develop a new pulp mill in Mozambique. The Portuguese company, operating as Portucel Mozambique and with funding from…

Discussion about the risks of Genetically Modified Trees

The Global Paper Vision contains the goal that stakeholders in the pulp and paper industry should commit to ‘Refuse fibre from genetically modified organisms.’ Yet the pulp and paper industry…

Concern about Environmental Risks of a Huge Biorefinery in Estonia

A letter of concern has been sent to Estonian company Est-For,  signed by a number of Estonian NGOs and by the Environmental Paper Network. The letter expresses our worries about…

In the Red – Bank Policies fail to ensure they will avoid irresponsible investment in the paper industry

A new assessment by the EPN of bank policies has been completed and published here: http://www.environmentalpaper.eu/in-the-red/ The assessment studied how ready the financial sector is to manage the environmental and…

Too Much Hot Air – Paper’s Climate Change Impacts in Indonesia

A new report ‘Too Much Hot Air‘, details the shocking climate change impacts of the  Indonesian pulp and paper industry through damage to peatlands, and highlights solutions in the form…

International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday 22 March 2017 (23 March in Australia) to show growing consciousness of the need to avoid using throwaway cups,…

Robin Wood’s Campaign on Cups at BackWerk

Robin Wood is a German environmental organisation that has a strong track record on forest campaigning. They have recently run successful actions focusing on Germany’s biggest bakery chain, BackWerk, including…

NGOs send a letter to Asia Pulp & Paper

A group of nearly 60 Indonesian and international NGOs sent a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, to express their concern regarding a new possible supplier, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (PT…

Is Brazil’s huge planned pulp expansion sustainable? Discussion Document

A new discussion document – Expansion of the Brazilian Pulp Industry – aims to trigger a debate about the world’s hot spot for planned  increases in pulp and paper industry…

A new threat for Russian boreal forests

Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a Greenpeace…

Chinese Finance Webinar

On 7 March  2017, our webinar series continued with our most popular topic yet – Chinese Finance. Katharine Lu, of Friends of the Earth USA, gave a presentation demonstrating through…

EPN’s 2016 Annual Report now available

The annual report summarising the activities of the Environmental Paper Network is now online here: EPN 2016 annual report final This report summarises our activities around the world, other than…

EPN Debate on Detoxing Paper

Introducing a webinar and discussion document about why the paper industry needs a ‘detox’. Back in the 1990s there was intense debate and campaigning to stop the toxic pollution caused…

EPN Webinar on Green Paper, Red Lines

‘Green Paper, Red Lines’ is a set of requirements for financiers to avoid financing pulp and paper companies that are unsustainable or unethical. This webinar explains them, gives an example…

Creating Cup Consciousness

In Tasmania, Australia, Markets for Change is gathering support for a world without throwaway cups, through an exciting movement for ‘Cup Conscious Cafes’. These are cafes who guarantee that customers…