Tag Archive | Sumatra

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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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

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“The Look of Silence” auf der Berlinale

“The Look of Silence” auf der Berlinale


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Posted on 03:19 AM in History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Transitional Justice, 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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Illegal trotz neuem Abkommen

Illegal trotz neuem Abkommen


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Posted on 12:53 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Indonesiens Wald siegt

Indonesiens Wald siegt


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Posted on 03:40 AM in Aceh, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!

Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!


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Posted on 08:57 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, History & Overview, Human Development, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Recent Activities, Land & Indigenous Rights, East Timor, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate, SUARA magazine
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Open Letter to Financial Institutions

Open Letter to Financial Institutions


06 November 2012

Dear Sir/Madam,

with this letter the 60 undersigned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) wish to ask you to carefully screen any pulp industry investment projects related to Indonesia, such as new mills, particularly those of companies associated with the Sinar Mas Group, notably Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

Our concern is the environmental and social consequences of the massive destruction of natural forests that can be shown to be linked to past and current over-capacity in pulp milling plants in Indonesia. ... read more

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Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!

Angesagt – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!


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Posted on 08:14 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Development, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Recent Activities, Land & Indigenous Rights, East Timor, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, State- & Nation-Building, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate, Watch's Studies and Reports, SUARA magazine
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Unilever schert sich nicht um Palmöl-Opfer

Unilever schert sich nicht um Palmöl-Opfer


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Posted on 12:32 AM in Economy, Labor & Corruption, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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