Tag Archive | plantations

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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Das gescheiterte Experiment

Das gescheiterte Experiment


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Posted on 01:27 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Regional Conflicts, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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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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Shoot ‘em all!

Shoot ‘em all!


In the spotlight, 10 August 2017

by Yvonne Kunz

Indonesia is a country known to be quite rigorous when it comes to particular contraventions. Drug trafficking for example can be sanctioned with the death penalty legitimized by law. A new dimension has been reached with President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) encouragement to shoot drug traffickers on the spot see also Watch Indonesia!, Information und Analyse, 08 August 2017. Extra-judicial killings to tackle environmental issues again, seem to be a ... read more

Posted on 04:44 PM in "In the Spotlight", Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, 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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Letter to Asia Pulp & Paper: PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)

Letter to Asia Pulp & Paper: PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)


17 March 2017

www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/20170317-letter-to-APP-on-PT-BRS.pdf

Association with new suppliers in Bangka Belitung, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (BRS)

A group of nearly 60 Indonesian and international NGOs sent today a letter to APP director, Linda Wijaya, to express concern regarding a new possible supplier, PT. Bangun Rimba Sejahtera (PT BRS).

According to a recent NGO report, the company has a concession laying up to 85% on land used by local communities for their livelihoods. The report suggests that 100,000 people in West Bangka ... read more

Posted on 09:57 PM in Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Open Letters, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Viel weniger Palmöl ist die Lösung!

Viel weniger Palmöl ist die Lösung!


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Posted on 08:09 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Press Releases, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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How is Indonesian president Jokowi doing on environmental issues?

How is Indonesian president Jokowi doing on environmental issues?


In the spotlight, 16 June 2016

by Yvonne Kunz, Watch Indonesia!

Indeed, President Jokowi seems to have environmental issues on his agenda as the article cited below shows. The question remains how serious he takes his own agenda and how successful he will be in bringing this agenda forward. One of the main challenges of natural resource governance in Indonesia are the multiple land use status that one piece of land can be ascribed to. Multiple maps exist, declaring ... read more

Posted on 02:51 AM in "In the Spotlight", Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, 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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