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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand

Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand


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Posted on 11:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl

Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl


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Posted on 01:49 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘


Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Berlin, 9th – 11th November 2018

The year 1998 is considered as the year of ‘Reformasi’ which marked the end of dictatorship in Indonesia. The great pro-democratic demonstrations, especially those of students, ended dictator Suharto’s power who had led the country under military rule for 30 years. The 20th anniversary of ‘Reformasi’ offers an occasion to reflect on own endeavors, to develop new strategies and eventually a chance for consolidation. This ... read more

Posted on 10:01 PM in Activities, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Land & Indigenous Rights, security sector, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice
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Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia


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Posted on 12:07 AM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Environment & Climate
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Den inneren Frieden bewahren

Den inneren Frieden bewahren


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Posted on 01:44 AM in Aceh, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Palmölsiegel: Beweise für Nachhaltigkeit?

Palmölsiegel: Beweise für Nachhaltigkeit?


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Posted on 11:46 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Adapting in a carbon pool?

Adapting in a carbon pool?


Routledge, August 2018, A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaption, Chapter III.8

Politicising climate change at Sumatra’s oil palm frontier

 ]onas Hein and Yvonne Kunz

 

Introduction

When visiting villages in Jambi province on the island of Sumatra in 2013, peasants told us that the Indonesian Government had recently proclaimed their forests to be ‘lungs of the earth’. This phrase is the local interpretation of a recent concept developed by economists and conservationists within the context ... read more

Posted on 01:58 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, 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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Simbar Wareh

Simbar Wareh


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Posted on 04:36 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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