Communities seeking redress for their lands, grabbed for pulpwood plantations in Sumatra, are let down by resolution process, reveals new report.
Plantation companies seeking to avoid destroying forests and causing climate change have been advised to set aside forests and peatlands within their concessions. But what are the implications for forest peoples? Do they benefit or does this further curtail their rights?
Perusahaan perkebunan yang berupaya menghindari penghancuran dan menyebabkan perubahan iklim telah disarankan untuk menyisihkan hutan dan lahan gambut di dalam konsesi mereka. Tapi apa implikasinya bagi masyarakat hutan? Apakah mereka mendapatkan manfaat atau apakah ini akan membatasi hak-hak mereka lebih lanjut?
In early 2013, Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper company, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), released its Forest Conservation Policy which commits the company, among other things, to respect the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of indigenous peoples and local communities, responsibly handle complaints and responsibly resolve conflicts.