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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Tag: Forest

Support for independent monitors is essential to provide space for the involvement of civil society in carrying out the function of checks and balances effectively in implementing forestry policies and improving governance in Indonesia. Christian Purba, a member of Kaoem Telapak, is working on this issue......
Kaoem Telapak will hold a Media Briefing on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, in Jakarta. The Media Briefing discusses the progress of due diligence regulations in the European Union Parliament. .....
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......
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.....
We the organizations in the Civil Society Organization Coalition working in monitoring the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification System (TLAS-SVLK) hereby deliver our joint statement to the European Commission regarding interim findings of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation Fitness Check. The FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is a bilateral agreement between the European Union (EU) and timber exporting countries, with the objective of enhancing forestry sector governance and ensuring that timber and timber products exported to the EU are produced in compliance with rules and regulations in the partner.....
Indonesia’s legal system is failing to act against timber criminals, seriously undermining the country’s top-level efforts to tackle illegal logging and deforestation.

New research by Kaoem Telapak and our partner EIA reveal that action through the courts was taken against only a handful of companies out of more than 50 proven to have either traded directly or indirectly in illegal timber......
Indonesia has become a leader in the global fight against illegal logging. In 2001, it hosted a regional conference, which concluded with the Bali Declaration on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance. This helped to make illegal logging an issue of global concern. Indonesia’s efforts to tackle illegal logging therefore pre-dated and influenced the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of 2003, which aims to address illegal logging through both demand and supply side action, including VPAs......