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„Wir sind betrogen worden!“

„Wir sind betrogen worden!“


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Posted on 02:48 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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International concern about palm oil expansion in Indonesia

International concern about palm oil expansion in Indonesia


Berlin, 16 February 2009

Press Release by Watch Indonesia! and Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

 

10.000 EU-citizens demand the release of environmental defender M. Rusdi in Jambi, Sumatra

 

More than 10.000 EU-citizens demand the release of M. Rusdi, head of Karang Mendapo village, who was detained on 28 January 2009. They signed a petition brought forward by Rettet den Regenwald and Watch Indonesia!. Representatives of these environmental and human rights groups handed over the petition to the Indonesian embassy in ... read more

Posted on 04:25 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Resistance against Palm Oil – Unlawful Arrest of farmers’ resistance leader in Jambi, Indonesia

Resistance against Palm Oil – Unlawful Arrest of farmers’ resistance leader in Jambi, Indonesia


Berlin, 05 February 2009

Watch Indonesia! – urgent appeal

Dear Friends, dear colleagues,

Watch Indonesia! and Rettet den Regenwald write to inform you about the unlawful arrest of farmers‘ resistance leader Muhammad Rusdi of Karang Mendapo village, Jambi province, Indonesia. This case is related to one of the countless land conflicts that occur in Indonesia due to the massive expansion of palm oil plantations. Rusdi’s arrest is seen as an attempt to silence the inspiring protest of Karang Mendapo-farmers that is becoming ... read more

Posted on 04:47 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Nachhaltige Profitmaximierung. Der Palmöl-Industrielle Komplex und die Debatte um „nachhaltige Biotreibstoffe“

Nachhaltige Profitmaximierung. Der Palmöl-Industrielle Komplex und die Debatte um „nachhaltige Biotreibstoffe“


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Posted on 02:37 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Wilmar weiter auf Raubbaukurs

Wilmar weiter auf Raubbaukurs


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Posted on 02:45 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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European Union and French Presidency seek to push forward with destructive and unsustainable biofuel target

European Union and French Presidency seek to push forward with destructive and unsustainable biofuel target


02 December 2008

Press release from Biofuel Watch, Corporate Europe Observatory, Econexus, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Rettet den Regenwald and Watch Indonesia!

Campaigners today (Tuesday) accused the French Presidency and the European Union of pushing ahead with dangerous and unsustainable agrofuel targets, with a view to reaching a deal on the Renewable Energy Directive on Wednesday. The target as proposed (1) would greatly increase the use of agrofuels (biofuels from crops and trees) in Europe, with no credible protection ... read more

Posted on 03:21 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Governments of eight producer countries state that sustainability of agrofuels cannot be guaranteed

Governments of eight producer countries state that sustainability of agrofuels cannot be guaranteed


01 December 2008

Open Letter to MEPs:

Since EU target is conditional on sustainability, EU should drop the target

On 6th November, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malawi, Mozambique and Sierra Leone wrote an Open Letter to The Council, Parliament and Commission of the European Communities, in which they made it clear that they strongly object to proposed sustainability standards for agrofuels. Those eight countries are amongst the main countries from which the EU is likely ... read more

Posted on 08:25 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Biodiesel aus Palmöl und nachhaltige Produktion in Indonesien – Ein Widerspruch in sich?

Biodiesel aus Palmöl und nachhaltige Produktion in Indonesien – Ein Widerspruch in sich?


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Posted on 06:20 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)


In defence of Human Rights, Food Sovereignty, Biodiversity and Climate Justice

Ironically, on 16 October 2008, World Food and Food Sovereignty Day, a meeting will start in Cartagena (Colombia) to promote monoculture oil palm plantations, that are precisely the cause of so many violations of the Right to Food and contrary to food sovereignty insofar as they undermine the peoples’ right to produce their own food according to their territorial conditions and their food culture.

The First ... read more

Posted on 04:58 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Final Moratorium Call on Promotion of Agrofuels

Final Moratorium Call on Promotion of Agrofuels


2nd October 2008

To: Coreper, the Council of Ministers, the European Commission, Claude Turmes (MEP) CC: ITRE and ENVI

Re: EU agrofuel targets

Dear Madam, Sir, In light of the upcoming negotiations between the Council, the European Commission and Claude Turmes (MEP) on the Renewable Energy Directive, the undersigned organisations are calling on  you once again, with the utmost urgency, to drop all agrofuel targets and to install a moratorium on the promotion of agrofuels and agro-energy. Despite overwhelming evidence of numerous ... read more

Posted on 03:31 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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