Social conflict, abuses and intimidation in the Jambi region, Indonesia  – a chronology of pulp industry actions and events

Social conflict, abuses and intimidation in the Jambi region, Indonesia – a chronology of pulp industry actions and events

Tension is increasing around global paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) pulpwood concessions in Indonesia. Lately, Indigenous communities have been facing recurrent acts of intimidation, criminalisation and episodes of violence have escalated, contributing to a...
Uruguayan citizens opposing UPM’s new pulp mill appeal to the Finnish government

Uruguayan citizens opposing UPM’s new pulp mill appeal to the Finnish government

In Uruguay, the citizen opposition to a new pulp mill planned by the Finnish paper giant UPM continues to grow. Last Friday, a citizen movement calling itself as the “national coordination of social organisations against UPM”, representing more than 40...
UPM’s Paso de los Toros mill poses financial and reputational risks

UPM’s Paso de los Toros mill poses financial and reputational risks

In Uruguay, protests are rising against the installation of UPM’s planned new pulp mill project in Paso de los Toros. There has been strong social criticism on the conditions of the contract that the government signed with UPM, on the expected impacts of the pulp mill...