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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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Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands

Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands


September 2008

A briefing by The Gaia Foundation, Biofuelwatch, the African Biodiversity Network, Salva La Selva, Watch Indonesia! and EcoNexus

MARGINAL, IDLE, DEGRADED, UNDER-UTLISED, SLEEPING, WASTELANDS AND ABANDONED CROPLANDS: all of these are different terms for what is being promoted as the „solution” to the impacts of growing crops for agrofuels. Partly in order to respond to accusations that agrofuels (also known as biofuels) compete with food production, some policy makers have proposed that agrofuel crops should be planted on ... read more

Posted on 03:06 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Widerstand gegen den Konzern Sinar Mas

Widerstand gegen den Konzern Sinar Mas


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Posted on 04:26 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Wilmar weiter auf Raubbau-Kurs

Wilmar weiter auf Raubbau-Kurs


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German version

Posted on 02:31 AM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Der indonesische Tropenwald und die Klimaerwärmung

Der indonesische Tropenwald und die Klimaerwärmung


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Posted on 03:27 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Gut Holz!

Gut Holz!


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Posted on 11:37 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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The EU’s responsibility in the global food crisis:

The EU’s responsibility in the global food crisis:


19th June 2008

(note: you can also read a French translation of this letter)

Trade liberalisation and deregulation are “false solutions”

Letter addressed by more than 35 European civil society organisations, networks and social movements to EU trade, agriculture and energy ministers ahead of the European Council.

To: Trade Ministers, Agriculture Ministers, Development and Energy Ministers MEPs and National Parliamentarians of EU Member States CC: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson EU Agriculture Commissioner Marianne Fischer Boel EU Development Commissioner Louis ... read more

Posted on 02:43 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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„Palmölplantagen zerstören unser Leben”<br />NGOs kritisieren Förderung von Palmöl im EEG

„Palmölplantagen zerstören unser Leben”
NGOs kritisieren Förderung von Palmöl im EEG


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Indonesian version

Posted on 10:33 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Konflikt fördernd: Palmöl aus West-Papua

Konflikt fördernd: Palmöl aus West-Papua


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Posted on 07:35 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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