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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

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The Indonesian civil society positively welcome the recently launched regulatory proposal by the European Commission regarding the placement of commodities and products linked with deforestation and forest degradation in the EU market, while stressing the importance to ensure protection and respect of human rights including those of indigenous peoples and support independent smallholders from being excluded and adversely affected by the regulation. .....
Kaoem Telapak and the Indigenous People of Laman Kinipan called for the ISPO Certification Institute not to do ISPO certification on PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari (SML), considering that this company is still in conflict with the Indigenous Peoples of Laman Kinipan regarding the customary territory of the community taken by the company. .....
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report, the leading cause of the climate crisis comes from human activities. One of the human activities that worsens climate change in the world is land conversion into agricultural industries. The expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia significantly contributes to land conversion in this country......
Jakarta, 18 September 2021. Palm oil moratorium policy will expire in the coming hours. But till now, there is no official statement from the government. So far this moratorium policy is yet to show a significant progress to to improve the governance in the palm oil sector in Indonesia. The Palm Oil Moratorium Coalition consists of many CSOs who have concerns on the palm oil governance in Indonesia and argue that the palm oil moratorium should be extended as well as strengthened in many aspects......
Bogor, 8 May 2020 - Timber buyers from the European Union (EU) have asked the Indonesian Government about implementing Minister of Trade Regulation No. 15 of 2020 (Permendag 15/2020) concerning Provisions on the Export of Forestry Industry Products. Not only did buyers of wood products from the European Union react in response to this regulation, but also followed by buyers from the United States (US) and Australia. The issuance of Permendag 15/2020 has made the parties that oversee the Timber Legality Verification System (SLVK), e.g. industry associations, the Timber Legality Verification Bodies (LVLK), and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) criticise the policy......
On February 27, 2020, the Indonesia Ministry of Trade issued Ministry Regulation Number 15/2020 about Export Provisions for Products of the Forestry Industry. The regulation eliminates V-Legal requirements for the export of forest products. However, the Indonesia CSO disagree......
he Coalition of Indonesia Civil Society send an open letter to Presiden Joko Widodo, showing their concern about the current policy from the Ministry of Trade. The Ministry issued regulation Number 15/2020 that tries to eliminate V-Legal Requirements for the provision export of the forestry product industry. .....
The Civil Society Communications Forum (FKMS) that has been engaging with the ISPO strengthening process, views the draft Presidential Regulation on ISPO certification to be inadequate in reforming palm oil governance, protecting the environment and fulfilling human rights and market acceptance. The government must immediately improve the process and revise the substance of the draft Presidential Regulation on ISPO Certification System before it is passed in order to strengthen the national palm oil industry. The process to strengthen ISPO certification system has been ongoing since 2016 and was intended to comprehensively reform the certification system in effect since 2011 and deemed.....
Since 2013, PTPN VIII, a palm oil mill in Cikasungka, Cigudeg, Bogor Regency, allegedly polluted the Cikalong and Cidurian rivers with waste when the rainy season arrived. These two rivers are the primary water sources for villagers around the riverbanks, especially Kalongsawah Village, Sipak Village, Pamegarsari Village and Mekarjaya Village. .....