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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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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

news.mongabay.com/2018/04/indonesian-billionaire-using-shadow-companies-to-clear-forest-for-palm-oil-report-alleges

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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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Palmöl im Tank: Offener Brief an Wirtschaftsminister Altmaier

Palmöl im Tank: Offener Brief an Wirtschaftsminister Altmaier


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Posted on 10:01 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Environment & Climate
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„Wir sind bereit zum Widerstand“

„Wir sind bereit zum Widerstand“


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Posted on 10:30 PM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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French bank backs out of financing Indonesian coal plant

French bank backs out of financing Indonesian coal plant


In the spotlight, 10 January 2017 

by Yvonne Kunz

For the first time at the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bali 2007 and again with the ratification of the Paris Agreement, Indonesia has pledged to take serious emission reduction actions. As one of the biggest emitters worldwide, the pledge is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent by 2030, and up to 41 per cent with foreign support including technology and finance. The main contributors to toxic ... read more

Posted on 03:53 PM in "In the Spotlight", Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Keine Regenwaldzerstörung für Palmölplantagen

Keine Regenwaldzerstörung für Palmölplantagen


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Posted on 01:16 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Problem Palmöl

Problem Palmöl


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Posted on 07:10 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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EPN welcomes Asia Pulp and Paper’s commitment on forest restoration and conservation

EPN welcomes Asia Pulp and Paper’s commitment on forest restoration and conservation


28 April 2014

Media release

The Environmental Paper Networks (EPN) of Europe and North America cautiously welcome today’s announcement by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) of a plan to work with global and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia.

With its announcement, APP commits to all elements of “The First Test”, a set of Performance Milestones developed by the EPN in September last year (1), to guide the ... read more

Posted on 11:43 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Handeln ist gefragt!

Handeln ist gefragt!


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Posted on 02:40 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Europe’s agrofuels vote fails on food sovereignty, rights and climate

Europe’s agrofuels vote fails on food sovereignty, rights and climate


13 September 2013

Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Misereror, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

A crucial vote on agrofuels in the European Parliament on September 11th has failed to fix a flawed policy which is driving deforestation, landgrabbing, human rights abuses and undermining communities’ food sovereignty in producer countries like Indonesia.

Members of the European Parliament set a 6% cap on the use of agrofuels (land-based biofuels) to meet Europe’s demand for fuel – currently, Europe’s agrofuel consumption is 4.7%. This ... read more

Posted on 09:04 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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