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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Author: Kaoem Telapak

On November 6th 2022, European Union agreed on a proposed regulation to tackle deforestation. The law is called European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). The European Union was aware that as consumers, their make contributes at least 10% of global deforestation. Therefore, they need to pass the regulation to be responsible consumers. The booklet describes the regulation background, the problems in the text, and how the policy impacts Indonesia as producing country......
Only a few civil servants (PNS) are active in social issues around them. However, this is different from Sri Endang Sukarsih. This member of Kaoem Telapak from South Sulawesi chooses to be involved in the dynamics of social issues around her......
In 2022, Kaoem Telapak gave 22 journalists a fellowship to cover the current situation of the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

Through their writing, the journalists provide a clear picture of the current situation of the oil palm industry and plantations in Indonesia. The Journalist highlights the workers' and smallholders' issues and the impact of palm oil estates on local communities and the environment.

Moreover, the journalists also revealed various community initiatives to repair their ecosystem and environment damaged by irresponsible industry. The book also covers smallholders who are practising sustainability for their plantations.....
As many as 44 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Indonesia expressed dissatisfaction with the results of the European Union's trialogue regarding anti-deforestation regulations, commonly known as the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). According to the Indonesian CSOs, the EUDR is still far from expectations. As a civil society group in a producing country that will be indirectly affected, Indonesian CSOs assess that the EUDR needs to be sufficiently capable of reducing the rate of deforestation, and the greenhouse effect, preserving biodiversity and protecting the smallholders, local communities, also Indigenous Peoples. Unfortunately, it won't. Indonesian CSOs have identified various issues.....
The corruption in the permits for oil palm plantations committed by the owner of PT Duta Palma, Surya Darmadi, not only has an impact on state losses but also on the livelihoods of the Talang Mamak Indigenous People who live there......
We are delighted to welcome you to be part of our team and to contribute to our mission. This opportunity is open for Livelihood staff which will work closely with the community that we are assisting in West Papua......
After the public demanded the Government improve oil palm governance, in 2011, the Government issued a certification scheme. Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) is a certification scheme from the Government that palm oil business actors must follow. ISPO underwent significant revisions after the Government issued Presidential Regulation No.44/2020 and Minister of Agriculture Regulation No.38/2020. Even so, the New ISPO still leaves problems. The effectiveness of the New ISPO has been questioned by many. Two issues make the public unsure; implementation and transparency issues. The condition is the information regarding the New ISPO for the public is minimal. In fact, as a mandatory.....
In 2020, FAO warned of the dangers of hunger due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indonesian government answered the warning from the United Nations by launching the Food Estate project. The government claims the project is a solution to the national food security problem. The government prepared all regulatory instruments to streamline this project, including putting it into the National Strategic Project (PSN), Job Creation Law, and Ministerial Regulation. .....
Kaoem Telapak and partners received a visit from Norad, a Norwegian development cooperation agency, in Tambrauw Regency, West Papua, on 1 – 3 November 2022. "The aim of Norad came to Kaoem Telapak and partners, to see what has been doing, what the challenges are," said Indriani Widyawati, Livelihood Staff of Kaoem Telapak......