Fighting for ecological justice

The Response of Indonesian Civil Society in Regards to the Agreed EUDR

As many as 44 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Indonesia expressed dissatisfaction with the results of the European Union’s trialogue regarding anti-deforestation regulations, commonly known as the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR).

According to the Indonesian CSOs, the EUDR is still far from expectations. As a civil society group in a producing country that will be indirectly affected, Indonesian CSOs assess that the EUDR needs to be sufficiently capable of reducing the rate of deforestation, and the greenhouse effect, preserving biodiversity and protecting the smallholders, local communities, also Indigenous Peoples. Unfortunately, it won’t.

Indonesian CSOs have identified various issues in the EUDR, for example, the limited definitions of deforestation and deforestation, the cut-off dates that do not represent the aspirations of civil society, benchmarks for producing countries that are not clear, and international instruments on human rights that were missing in the EUDR….see attached document



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