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In Memoriam Pater Ruedi Hofmann

In Memoriam Pater Ruedi Hofmann


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German Bank Pulls Out of Controversial Indonesian Gold Mine Scheme

German Bank Pulls Out of Controversial Indonesian Gold Mine Scheme


18th January 2008

Urgewald + Watch Indonesia!, press note

The Indonesian province of North Sulawesi is a biodiversity hotspot and harbors some of the world’s most spectacular nature areas. Northern Sulawesi is also home to a series of gold deposits, the largest of which is known by the name of Toka Tindung. Plans to establish gold mining operations here have met with widespread resistance both from local inhabitants and the Provincial government, who fear that the mines would disrupt ... read more

Posted on 08:47 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Bali Declaration: Protecting the world’s forests needs more than just money

Bali Declaration: Protecting the world’s forests needs more than just money


10th December 2007

Governments meeting in Bali, Indonesia for the 13th Conference of the Parties/3rd Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 3-14 December 2007, need to recognise that this may be our last opportunity to stop runaway climate change and that with 18-20% of annual carbon emissions being caused by deforestation, protecting our forests is a key part of this. This problem is made even more important because forests are a key part ... read more

Posted on 03:36 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Biofuels, Climate Change and Climate Justice

Biofuels, Climate Change and Climate Justice


5th December 2007

Joint press release by World Rainforest Movement, Watch Indonesia!, Walhi Jambi, Grupo de Reflexion Rural, Biofuelwatch and African Biodiversity Network

Six organisations from North and South will be presenting evidence about the catastrophic impact of large-scale biofuel production on the climate and ecosystems, communities and food sovereignty at a UNFCCC side event on 6th December.

Speakers from Indonesia, Argentina, Uruguay, Uganda, Germany and the UK will speak about „Biofuels, Climate Change and Climate Justice”. They will discuss the ... read more

Posted on 05:42 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Call On The EU To Abandon 10% Biofuel Target

Call On The EU To Abandon 10% Biofuel Target


21 September 2007

THOMSEN REPORT (A6- 0287/2007 – ITRE): “A ROADMAP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN EUROPE”, 26th SEPTEMBER VOTE (24th SEPTEMBER DEBATE)

The undersigned organisations call on the European Parliament to drop support for the proposed 10% target for biofuel use in the transport sector (point 43, Thomsen report) and to support amendments to this effect. Growing and compelling evidence suggests that this target will further contribute to highly destructive impacts on the climate, biodiversity, communities and food security. The 10% target ... read more

Posted on 03:55 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen

Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen


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Posted on 07:41 AM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Response of environmentalists to Malaysian and Indonesian Palm Oil PR initiative

Response of environmentalists to Malaysian and Indonesian Palm Oil PR initiative


8th June 12007

Press release

Prepared by Watch Indonesia! and www.biofuelwatch.org

The Malaysian and Indonesian governments, and Malaysian Palm Oil Council, are undertaking a PR tour promoting Palm Oil production. This week a series of talks and seminars with EU legislators are being given in London, Brussels and Holland. http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BT/Monday/Nation/BT625654.txt/Article/ http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=42181&newsdate=28-May-2007 European policy makers must be aware that there are many unanswered concerns remain for European NGOs about the sustainability and human rights of Palm Oil production. These are critical ... read more

Posted on 09:27 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, 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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South-East Asia’s Peat Fires and Global Warming

South-East Asia’s Peat Fires and Global Warming


November 10th, 2006

-for immediate release-

Joint Press Release by Ecological Internet, Biofuelwatch, Watch Indonesia! and Save the Rainforest (Germany)

At Nairobi, governments are debating the future of the Kyoto Protocol and action to prevent the most serious impacts of climate change. So far, they appear to have ignored to address one of the greatest single sources of carbon emissions: the destruction of South-east Asia’s peatlands and forests. The annual emissions from annual peat and forest fires ... read more

Posted on 12:46 PM in Disasters, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Nachruf: Wir trauern um Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Nachruf: Wir trauern um Pramoedya Ananta Toer


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Posted on 11:44 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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