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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Tag: Environment

Food Estate (FE) is a project initiated by the state that still leaves problems. Therefore, Kaoem Telapak held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Thursday and Friday, 29 – 30 September 2022. The FGD invited academics, civil society groups, and journalists to delve deeper into the government project......
After holding activities in Sekadau and Sorong, the Batanghari Regency of Jambi became the location for the next FGD. Kaoem Telapak held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) regarding the impact of the European Union Due Diligence Regulation on Independent Smallholders, Indigenous Peoples, and Local Communities. The FGD was held on 7 June 2022. The event was attended by participants from independent oil palm smallholders and groups of Indigenous Peoples who live around the oil palm estate areas......
In response to the UK Due Diligence Regulation Proposal related to Deforestation, the Indonesian Civil Society Organisation (CSO) gather in a series of discussions to formulate the input to that process. It aimed to give an Indonesian perspective and eliminate the loopholes that may be affected Indonesian palm oil smallholders......
Analysis by Kaoem Telapak and our partner EIA reveal Indonesia is not set to fundamentally improve its palm oil standards.

The revision of the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme, ongoing since 2016, had been seen a key chance for the country to improve the sustainability of its palm oil sector and address the negative environmental and social impacts of the industry. Indonesia has 16.38 million hectares of oil palm plantations – the largest of any country in the world.

But analysis of the new draft ISPO standards and regulations show the proposed revisions do not make significant changes and do.....
Forest Fires and Forest Policy in Indonesia's Crisis and Reform Era Provides a detailed account of the human, economic and environmental damage incurred as a result of the 1997-98 fires in Indonesia Nearly 10 million hectares were burned by the fires that swept across Indonesia in 1997 and 1998. These fires were largely fueled by plantation companies and others wanting to clear forest land as quickly and cheaply as possible. The economic damage from damage to transportation, damage to crops and timber, decline in tourism, healthcare costs and other impacts is estimated at $10 billion. As bad as the fires are, they are just.....