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Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive

Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive


Berlin, January 3, 2007

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

on January 10th, 2007, the European Commission is going to make an announcement about the review of the Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive.

In December 2006, the European Parliament recognized that the lack of clear environmental standards and safeguards could have significant negative effects, such as an increase in tropical deforestation, agriculture intensification and biodiversity losses in Europe and abroad, while failing to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For producer countries like ... read more

Posted on 09:05 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Open Letters
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Joint letter on UPM-Kymenne’s cooperation with APRIL

Joint letter on UPM-Kymenne’s cooperation with APRIL


December 20th, 2006

To:
Jussi Pesonen
President & CEO
UPM-Kymmene Oyj                                               

Dear Jussi Pesonen,

We, the undersigned citizens’ organisations, are deeply concerned about UPM-Kymmene’s on-going supplying of pulp from Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL). APRIL’s operations in Riau Province, Indonesia, are causing irreplaceable destruction of nature and social problems.

UPM has been involved with APRIL nearly ten years. During this time main problems of APRIL’s operations — supplying fibre from natural forests, large-scale conversion of rainforests for pulp ... read more

Posted on 04:14 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!

Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!


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Posted on 12:08 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Geschichte bleibt tabu

Geschichte bleibt tabu


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Posted on 04:04 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesien ist der größte Palmölproduzent der Erde

Indonesien ist der größte Palmölproduzent der Erde


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Posted on 09:04 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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NGOs present bleak RI report to European partners

NGOs present bleak RI report to European partners


The Jakarta Post, 11 November 2006

Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Brussels, Belgium

Poverty and human rights abuses are still serious problems in Indonesia, with non-governmental organizations presenting a bleak report on both issues at a recent meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

The report, orchestrated by the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), highlighted the worsening poverty in the country.

The latest government data show that at least 39 million Indonesians, 17.7 percent of the population, live ... read more

Posted on 11:11 AM in democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Munirs mutmaßlicher Mörder frei gesprochen

Munirs mutmaßlicher Mörder frei gesprochen


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Posted on 03:09 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications
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Westliche Gnadenappelle stießen auf Unverständnis – Todesstrafe für drei christliche Indonesier wegen Aufwiegelung zu Unruhen

Westliche Gnadenappelle stießen auf Unverständnis – Todesstrafe für drei christliche Indonesier wegen Aufwiegelung zu Unruhen


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Posted on 01:52 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Unruhen in Indonesien nach Hinrichtung von Christen

Unruhen in Indonesien nach Hinrichtung von Christen


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Posted on 09:47 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Kahlschlag zertifizieren?

Kahlschlag zertifizieren?


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Posted on 04:33 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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