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Campaign Category: Deforestation

November 1, 2021

In the 26th Conference of Parties (COP) where all world leaders were present in one place, in Glasgow, they discussed and agreed to reduce the rate of deforestation by 2030. In line with that, in the context of Indonesia, the largest deforestation was contributed by land-use change. Most of it is designated for oil palm plantations. Various efforts need to be harmonized, one of which is the extension of the Palm Oil Moratorium.

September 19, 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.

September 4, 2018

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Our latest joint report with the Independent Forest Monitoring Network in Indonesia (aka JPIK) reveals systematic and extensive encroachment into forests as well as illegal logging in Sebangau National Park

February 17, 2005

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A report on how the rampant smuggling of illegal timber from Indonesia to China is a billion dollar trade threatening the last remaining intact tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia has already lost 95 per cent of its frontier forests and most of what remains is confined to the Indonesian archipelago

September 1, 2001

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How Malaysia and Singapore are reaping a profit from the illegal destruction of Indonesia’s tropical forests. How Malaysia and Singapore are reaping a profit from the illegal destruction of Indonesia’s tropical forestsIndonesia’s forests are being wiped out by timber thieves. Much of this illegally logged wood is smuggled abroad. New evidence obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak exposes how Malaysia and Singapore continue to launder illegally logged Indonesian wood, including endangered species, on to world markets. Despite public commitments and international treaty obligations these two neighbouring states continue to profit at the expense of Indonesia’s rapidly diminishing forests.Malaysia is by far the largest exporter of tropical timber in the world. The country is also home to a billion dollar wood furniture export industry. Singapore has no forests of its own, but is nevertheless home to a large timber industry, based on processing and re-shipping.
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