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Live Panel Debate on the Social Impacts of Palm Oil with FPP and Sabah Environmental Protection Agency

24 Février, 2014

You can watch Marcus Colchester, Senior Policy Advisor for FPP, in a recording of a live debate on the Social Impacts of Palm Oil in a Panel Debate hosted by Nadine Hawa of BetterPalmOilDebate with the head of the NGO Sabah Environmental Protection Agency and a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs. The debate highlights the problems in the sector, especially land grabbing.

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Les efforts des entreprises du secteur de l’huile de palme pour freiner la déforestation ne sont pas durables

17 Février, 2014

Membre d’une communauté dans une plantation d’huile de palme

Les entreprises du secteur de l’huile de palme sont depuis longtemps critiquées pour leur défrichement nuisible des forêts et des tourbières, qui contribue de façon significative au réchauffement climatique. Selon les estimations, l’Indonésie, où la déforestation est encore en hausse malgré des promesses présidentielles visant à l'arrêter, est le troisième plus important émetteur de gaz à effet de serre du monde. Cela est dû principalement à un défrichement à grande échelle au profit des plantations de palmier à huile, des sociétés du secteur de la pâte à papier et du papier, et de la transmigration. Au vu de l’inefficacité des efforts gouvernementaux, obtenir des entreprises qu’elles conservent des zones forestières et des tourbières sur leurs concessions semble un moyen judicieux pour endiguer le problème. Mais étant donné que la plupart des concessions sont octroyées par les gouvernements sans reconnaître et garantir au préalable les terres des communautés localesquelles sont les implications de ce gel des terres pour les droits et les moyens de subsistance des peuples des forêts ?

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Joint NGO letter calling for IFC action to address damning findings of its own internal watchdog on failings to address land rights and social risks under IFC loan to the palm oil sector in Honduras (January 2014)

Various NGOs

20 Janvier, 2014

The investigation is one of the most damning ever issued by the internal watchdog and concludes that the Bank’s private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation:

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Indonesian palm oil developer’s efforts to conserve ‘forest carbon’ abuse community rights

17 Janvier, 2014

PRESS INFORMATION - For immediate release

A new report, launched today, shows that efforts by one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil companies, PT SMART, to set aside forests as ‘carbon stores’ in the centre of Borneo are flawed. Indigenous peoples and local fisherfolk are objecting to the way these impositions curtail their land rights and restrict their livelihoods.

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Independent Review of the Social Impacts of Golden Agri Resources' Forest Conservation Policy in Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan

Oleh Marcus Colchester (FPP), Norman Jiwan (TUK-Indonesia) dan Emilola Kleden (FPP)

16 Janvier, 2014

Independent Review of the Social Impacts of Golden Agri Resources' Forest Conservation Policy in Kapuas Hulu District

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?

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Film produced by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP): Son of Kebuaw

15 Janvier, 2014

Footage from Son of Kebuaw

Through the eyes of Sumen, an indigenous community strives to preserve their land and way of life in the rich rainforests of Sarawak. His will to stop a palm oil plantation is as strong as the currents of the mighty river Rajang.

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Son of Kebuaw

Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP)

15 Janvier, 2014

Through the eyes of Sumen, an indigenous community strives to preserve their land and way of life in the rich rainforests of Sarawak. His will to stop a palm oil plantation is as strong as the currents of the mighty river Rajang.

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IFC Ombudsman strongly criticises palm oil giant Wilmar for selling off PT Asiatic Persada in mid-mediation

2 Janvier, 2014

The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank's private sector arm, has just issued a strongly worded report which formally closes its efforts to mediate the resolution of land disputes between affected communities and the oil palm company PT Asiatic Persada (PT AP) in Jambi Province in Indonesia.

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Mongabay: Indonesian palm oil company demolishes homes and evicts villagers in week-long raid

16 Décembre, 2013

Indonesian palm oil company demolishes homes and evicts villagers in week-long raid

Source: Mongabay

Nearly 150 homes were reportedly destroyed in the latest incident in a long-standing conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar unit PT Asiatic Persada.

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