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Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges

Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil, report alleges


Mongabay, 11 April 2018

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  • Two plantation companies linked to Anthoni Salim, Indonesia’s third-richest man, are deforesting a peat swamp in Borneo, according to new research by Aidenvironment.
  • In response to the findings, Citigroup said it was cancelling all lending agreements with IndoAgri, the Salim Group’s agribusiness arm.
  • The Salim Group was previously accused of being behind four companies at the forefront of illegal oil palm expansion in Indonesia’s Papua region, employing a complex network ... read more

Posted on 01:27 AM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)

RSPO Principles and Criteria Draft (v2)


July 16, 2018

Dear RSPO Members and Consumer Goods Manufacturing Companies:

We are writing to you regarding the proposed revisions to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles & Criteria (P&C). The second draft was released recently for public consultation, ending on August 4, 2018.

The undersigned NGOs are concerned about existing deficiencies in the proposed requirements. Stronger reforms are needed to bring the P&C in line with the ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) standards adopted by ... read more

Posted on 12:32 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Anti-Palmöl Ideologie in Europa und norwegischer Fisch aus der EU

Anti-Palmöl Ideologie in Europa und norwegischer Fisch aus der EU


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Posted on 04:55 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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neue Publikation: Aceh 360 Grad

neue Publikation: Aceh 360 Grad


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Posted on 01:35 AM in Aceh, democracy, Disasters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
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neue Publikation: Aceh 360 Grad

neue Publikation: Aceh 360 Grad


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Posted on 01:35 AM in Aceh, democracy, Disasters, Feature, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
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Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank

Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank


Jakarta, Bremen, Berlin, 28. February 2018

http://www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/180228-Letter-to-DB-on-Maybank.pdf

To: Mr. Stuart Lewis
Deutsche Bank Chief Risk Officer
stuart.lewis@db.com

Cc: Mr. Werner Steinmüller
Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific
werner.steinmuller@db.com

Dear Mr Lewis,

A report launched today shows that Deutsche Bank is still profiting from controversial palm oil companies, despite its own policies and its participation in the development of the so-called “soft commodities compact”.

The report ‘Maybank: the single largest palm oil financier’ [1], by TuK Indonesia and Profundo, ... read more

Posted on 10:48 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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So predictable but still unstoppable?

So predictable but still unstoppable?


In the spotlight, January 05, 2018

by Yvonne Kunz

 

Oil palm plantations seem to be a pest to Indonesian forests. Sumatra and Kalimantan are already plastered with vast plantations, islands that used to be vastly covered by forests. Research on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of this transformation has been conducted for years and years. While results are often complex and not always finding a common answer, data for the affected regions at the same time reveal ... read more

Posted on 01:17 AM in "In the Spotlight", Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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“Die Kuh” – Finissage der Fotoausstellung: Aceh 360°. 18. Dezember 2017

“Die Kuh” – Finissage der Fotoausstellung: Aceh 360°. 18. Dezember 2017


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Posted on 04:20 PM in Aceh, Activities, democracy, Disasters, Elections & Political Parties, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate
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Das gescheiterte Experiment

Das gescheiterte Experiment


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Posted on 01:27 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Fotoausstellung: Aceh 360°, Berlin, 5.-18. Dezember 2017

Fotoausstellung: Aceh 360°, Berlin, 5.-18. Dezember 2017


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Posted on 04:20 PM in Aceh, Activities, democracy, Disasters, Elections & Political Parties, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate
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