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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Tag: moratorium

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......
It is undeniable that the palm oil industry plays a strategic role in the national economy. In 2020, Statistics Indonesia recorded that volume of palm oil product exported reached 34 million tonnes. In addition, the industry also provides jobs and livelihoods for millions of smallholder families. However, it needs to be understood that the various challenges faced by the industry is, among others, low levels of prosperity among smallholders, the numerous underdeveloped villages around plantations, the gap between central and local incomes, low tax payment, to ecological problems and the rampant social conflicts, which in turn reduces palm oil product.....