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FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

FIGHTING FOR ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

Fighting for ecological justice

Tag: palm oil

IPB University's Directorate of Strategic Studies and Academic Reputation (DKSRA) invited Kaoem Telapak as a speaker to represent civil society and discuss the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)......
Kaoem Telapak, in collaboration with Mongabay Indonesia, held a book launch and online discussion on Thursday, 13 April 2023. The book Between Promises of Welfare and Social Environmental Impacts; A Journalistic Search Regarding the Palm Oil Industry in Indonesia results from an investigation by 22 journalists who received fellowships from Kaoem Telapak in 2022......
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.....
The corruption in the permits for oil palm plantations committed by the owner of PT Duta Palma, Surya Darmadi, not only has an impact on state losses but also on the livelihoods of the Talang Mamak Indigenous People who live there......
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.....
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......