Tag Archive | environment and climate

World market, climate change and the hypocrisy of the North

World market, climate change and the hypocrisy of the North


11th April 2008

 

Interview with Pantoro Tri Kuswardono (WALHI)

 

Pantoro Tri Kuswardono (Torry) has been working for a year as a climate campaigner with the Indonesian environmental organisation WALHI (Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia – Friends of the Earth Indonesia). Previously he worked for WALHI’s mining campaign. After completing his engineering degree at the Institute for Technology in Bandung, he spent seven years in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia, in West Timor. There he gained many experiences ... read more

Posted on 06:31 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Mining, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, SUARA magazine
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Is West Papua being eco-colonised?

Is West Papua being eco-colonised?


Spiked, 02 April 2008

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/4944/

A student writer believes greens are trying to preserve West Papua as an archaic backgarden for Westerners disillusioned by modernity.

Lee Jones

Independence movements, once determined to win self-determination by force of arms, have increasingly come to rely on appeals for Western intervention to win freedom on their behalf. Rather than demanding our respect as self-determining peoples, independence movements have learned to depict themselves as victims, to appeal to Western prejudices and paternalism ... read more

Posted on 04:45 PM in Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Tanah Papua: Paru-paru dunia yang harus dijaga

Tanah Papua: Paru-paru dunia yang harus dijaga


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Indonesian version

Posted on 07:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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„Palmöl zerstört unser Leben“

„Palmöl zerstört unser Leben“


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German version

Posted on 01:55 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Exploitation des ressources et sécurité en Indonésie

Exploitation des ressources et sécurité en Indonésie


KOFF-Newsletter Nr. 64, 01. Februar 2008

http://www.swisspeace.ch/typo3/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/KOFF/Newsletter/2008/64_f.pdf

Sorry this article is only available in French language:

La première table ronde du KOFF consacrée cette année à l’Indonésie a montré pourquoi les conflits locaux étaient le plus souvent des conflits pour des ressources dans ce pays.

Oratrice invitée, Marianne Klute a expliqué le contexte de l’octroi de concessions pour l’exploitation des forêts primaires indonésiennes par des sociétés industrielles à Sumatra, à Kalimantan et en Papouasie occidentale. Elle a aussi exposé comment ... read more

Posted on 06:27 PM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, security sector, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Bank Jerman Batal Danai Proyek MSM

Bank Jerman Batal Danai Proyek MSM


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Indonesian version

Posted on 05:56 PM in Indonesia, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Forests in Papua: Data and Facts

Forests in Papua: Data and Facts


26th January 2008

by Marianne Klute, Watch Indonesia!

Contribution to the Forest Conference of the West Papua Network in Witten

„The last frontier“ – that’s what the environmental organisation Telapak calls the forests of Papua. During the few decades, forests have been clearcut everywhere in Indonesia. Papua is the last region with surviving large continuous forests. In recent years, however, Papua has become a hotspot for the timber industry. The forest has been vanishing rapidly, and police measures against ... read more

Posted on 03:44 PM in Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Studies and Reports
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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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Nusa Dua’s Burdened Past

Nusa Dua’s Burdened Past


Alter-Eco Issue 3 Offsetting Omissions, December 2007

UNFCCC COP-13/MOP-3

Marianne Klute, Watch Indonesia!

What a miraculous place! The beauty and luxury of Bali´s Nusa Dua peninsula has impressed many delegates at the UN Climate Conference. With its five to seven star hotels, flamboyant tropical gardens, and a white beach set on the Indian Ocean, it is one of the most luxurious destinations of the world.

But Nusa Dua has not always been at it is today. Only one generation ... read more

Posted on 05:14 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Biofuels – A new threat to climate and climate justice

Biofuels – A new threat to climate and climate justice


December 2007

“We have very serious concerns over nuclear energy, genetically modified trees, carbon capture and storage and biofuels for environmental and safety reasons. We consider that these are not ways out to combat global warming, but endangering environment and poor populations.”, Indonesian NGO Forum “The Earth will not give us the extra biomass needed to keep on existing as we do. For a while we might continue to rob this biomass from the poor tropics, but the results are already ... read more

Posted on 08:01 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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