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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Category: Report

In 2021, the Timber Legality Verification System changed its name to the Sustainability Legality Verification System (SVLK). In responding to these changes, Kaoem Telapak analyzed the changes that occurred and put them into a report that the public can read. .....
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......
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.....
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. .....
Menoken activities are activities that are always informal, flexible, prioritizing friendship, gathering, camping, cooking and eating together, exchanging stories and knowledge, singing and dancing and enjoying cultural arts together, building enthusiasm and solidarity. Samdhana Capacity Strengthening activities by way of Menoken about GESI in particular will provide rare and valuable opportunities to learn from each other, live together, eat and drink, sleep, camp with two resource persons namely Mia Siscawati (who has a lot about gender and social inclusion in her noken) and Agus Mulyana (who has a lot about conflict and peace, balance and negentropy in his noken). The Menoken activity.....
The implementation of Presidential Instruction No. 8 of 2018 concerning the Postponement and Evaluation of Permits for Oil Palm Plantations and Increasing the Productivity of Oil Palm Plantations (Inpres Moratorium Sawit) ended on 19 September 2021. However, until this writing was written, there was no clarity from the government regarding the continuation of this Presidential Instruction, whether it was officially discontinued or if it would be extended. Several mass media have interviewed and tried to find information from relevant officials from Ministries/Institutions mandated by the Presidential Instruction. However, the answers received varied, ranging from granting permits in forest areas for oil.....
Deforestation and Deregulation analyzes the impact and effectiveness of various laws on the palm oil sector, including the Omnibus Law. Even though there were positive sides, this report also found problems and it was concluded that there is still a lot to be done to protect Indonesia's remaining forests from being converted into plantations for cash crops, especially oil palm, and to monitor the impact of the Omnibus Law.....