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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 und die Rodung von Regenwäldern: ein Brief an Peter Altmaier

Palmöl und die Rodung von Regenwäldern: ein Brief an Peter Altmaier


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Posted on 05:00 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, 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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Anti-Palmöl Ideologie in Europa und norwegischer Fisch aus der EU

Anti-Palmöl Ideologie in Europa und norwegischer Fisch aus der EU


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Posted on 04:55 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmöl: Indonesiens Meeresminister geht an Land

Palmöl: Indonesiens Meeresminister geht an Land


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Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank

Deutsche Bank must re-evaluate engagement in Maybank


Jakarta, Bremen, Berlin, 28. February 2018

http://www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/180228-Letter-to-DB-on-Maybank.pdf

To: Mr. Stuart Lewis
Deutsche Bank Chief Risk Officer
stuart.lewis@db.com

Cc: Mr. Werner Steinmüller
Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific
werner.steinmuller@db.com

Dear Mr Lewis,

A report launched today shows that Deutsche Bank is still profiting from controversial palm oil companies, despite its own policies and its participation in the development of the so-called “soft commodities compact”.

The report ‘Maybank: the single largest palm oil financier’ [1], by TuK Indonesia and Profundo, ... read more

Posted on 10:48 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Open Letters, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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So predictable but still unstoppable?

So predictable but still unstoppable?


In the spotlight, January 05, 2018

by Yvonne Kunz

 

Oil palm plantations seem to be a pest to Indonesian forests. Sumatra and Kalimantan are already plastered with vast plantations, islands that used to be vastly covered by forests. Research on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of this transformation has been conducted for years and years. While results are often complex and not always finding a common answer, data for the affected regions at the same time reveal ... read more

Posted on 01:17 AM in "In the Spotlight", Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Human Rights in West Papua 2017

Human Rights in West Papua 2017


ICP, 26 September 2017

http://www.humanrightspapua.org/hrreport/2017

[The fifth report of the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) covering events from January 2015 until December 2016 ]

More than 40 organisations in West Papua, Jakarta and worldwide have brought their analysis on the human rights and conflict situation in West Papua together. The executive summary of the 218-pages report explains how several human rights standards have deteriorated over the last two years. The report is compiled by the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) and ... read more

Posted on 02:41 AM in joint studies and reports, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Papua, Press Freedom, Publications, Rainforest, Studies, Environment & Climate
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Arbeitslose Intellektuelle stören Indonesiens Wirtschaft

Arbeitslose Intellektuelle stören Indonesiens Wirtschaft


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Posted on 09:29 PM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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»Palmöl ist nicht das kleinere Übel«

»Palmöl ist nicht das kleinere Übel«


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Posted on 12:58 AM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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