Deforestation must stop to curb CO2 emissions - 3 Jun 2008  
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A new European Commission report calls on Indonesia to halt deforestation. The report states that Indonesia is one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters due to deforestation and peat burning, largely in response to worldwide demand for pulp, paper and palm oil.

With the obvious global warming effects as well as the Sumatra region’s truly unique mixture of plant and animal life, the European Commission is urging Indonesia to create incentives to end the deforestation, including the use of a carbon trading program. European Commission, we appreciate your clear voice and commitment to curbing global warming.

Our prayers for the immediate protection of the Indonesian peatlands and forests, vital lungs of our Earth and home to so many of God’s diverse creations.