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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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Will REDD+ help save Indonesia’s forest, or create ‘carbon cowboys’ instead?

Will REDD+ help save Indonesia’s forest, or create ‘carbon cowboys’ instead?


eco-business, 25. August 2015

http://www.eco-business.com/news/will-redd-help-save-indonesias-forest-or-create-carbon-cowboys-instead/%26ct=ga%26cd=CAEYACoTOTQyO

 The development of REDD+ in Indonesia as an experiment in bringing together carbon abatement, equity development and biodiversity protection is continuing to attract global attention. Simon Pollock reports.

During the past few years, the concept of REDD+ has emerged to protect forests and safeguard the livelihoods of those who live within and near them by providing a financial value for carbon left stored in forests.

Through REDD – which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and ... read more

Posted on 07:25 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Menschenrechte in Indonesien 2015

Menschenrechte in Indonesien 2015


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Posted on 07:48 PM in Aceh, democracy, History & Overview, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, East Timor, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications, Rainforest, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate, Watch's Studies and Reports
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Aide-Mémoire: Menschenrechte in Indonesien 2015

Aide-Mémoire: Menschenrechte in Indonesien 2015


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Posted on 04:09 PM in democracy, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Press Freedom, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate, Watch's Position Papers, Watch's Studies and Reports
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Environmental activist murdered

Environmental activist murdered


In the spotlight, 28 May 2015

by Alex Flor

Last Saturday we lost a dear friend and colleague. Jopi Peranginangin was brutally killed in downtown Jakarta. He was stabbed to death with a knife or with a bayonette.

The alleged perpetrator is a member of Indonesia’s Navy. Was he just drunk, when he stabbed Jopi to death? Or was it a premediated murder, since Jopi was to release his research on corruption cases on palm oil concessions in June? Nobody ... read more

Posted on 12:39 AM in "In the Spotlight", Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indonesien: Das schmutzige Geschäft der Palmöl-Produzenten

Indonesien: Das schmutzige Geschäft der Palmöl-Produzenten


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Posted on 11:17 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Palm Oil and Biofuels Policy Reform

Palm Oil and Biofuels Policy Reform


February 2015

Open Letter to the European Parliament

Dear Members of the European Parliament,

We, the undersigned organisations, as representatives of civil society from across Asia, Africa and Latin America, are seriously concerned about the devastating impact that Europe’s demand for biofuels is having on our forests and millions of our people, and about its significant contribution to rising greenhouse gas emissions.
Soon, you will vote on vital reforms to EU biofuels policy. Unless you take action to ... read more

Posted on 10:33 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Human Rights Abuses in Papua and West Papua

Human Rights Abuses in Papua and West Papua


16 July 2014

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We, the undersigned organizations, are concerned about the serious and ongoing violations of Human Rights that are taking place with impunity in the easternmost provinces of Indonesia Papua and West Papua. The violations of Human Rights have been well-documented (i) and have been brought to the attention of Indonesia during the second round of the UPR process. Thirteen nations made recommendations to Indonesia with regard to the obligation to respect ... read more

Posted on 11:45 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications
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Umwelt und Ressourcen indigener Völker in der Asien-Pazifik Region

Umwelt und Ressourcen indigener Völker in der Asien-Pazifik Region


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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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