Opinion piece by Marcus Colchester, May 2019
In a controversial press statement, the Indonesian Government has misrepresented an IUCN report to justify its own agenda to plant more palm oil and cast doubt as to the validity of claims of the palm oil c
After five years of equivocation the European Commission has proposed a ‘Roadmap’ for stepping-up EU action to address its contribution to global deforestation. Despite the escalating impact of EU trade in forest-risk commodities, regardless of repeated calls from the European Parliament for regulatory meas
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has removed the world’s second largest palm oil company, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), from its list of sustainable companies, reported Friends of the Earth (FoE) this week.
Tropical forests in Borneo are under major threat from deforestation from planned infra-structure development, says a new report published today.
As land disputes over palm oil plantations in West Sumatra flare up, community leaders and human rights defenders are being subjected to increasing intimidation and criminalization by local police allegedly spurred on by planters.
A landmark declaration in 2010 brought human rights abuses by business activities into the spotlight. Since 2017, we have seen significant advances in legislating requirements for human rights due diligence in key markets, and in 2018 negotiations began on a possible Binding Treaty on business and human rights.
Delegates at the 8th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Chiang Khong, Thailand have released the Mekong Statement, committing to strengthening collaboration on confronting human rights abuses related to business activities in the region.
Indonesian, Liberian and International NGOs have just filed five (5) new complaints against Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), after its failure to comply with RSPO standards.
FPP has registered its concern in a public statement on the impending decision of the AIIB's Board on a proposed Accountability Framework which decides who approves the use of taxpayer’
Jakarta – A civil society coalition took action outside the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Friday (23/03/2018), protesting a permit to release state forest land near the Wosimi River in Naikere and Kuriwamesa subdistricts of Wondama Bay Regency, Papua Barat which was issued to an oil palm company, PT Menara Wasior.
Jakarta - Sebuah koalisi masyarakat sipil melakukan aksi di luar Gedung Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (KLHK) pada hari Jumat (23/03/2018), memprotes penerbitan izin pelepasan kawasan hutan negara dekat Sungai Wosimi di kecamatan Naikere dan Kuriwamesa, Kabupaten
FPP and Both ENDS have provided a submission for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, as a contribution to her crucial thematic report on the criminalisation of indigenous peoples.
FPP dan Both ENDS telah memberikan usulan (hanya tersedia dalam bahasa Inggris) kepada Pelapor Khusus PBB tentang Hak-hak Masyarakat Adat, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, sebagai kontribusi terhadap laporan tematiknya yang penting mengenai kriminalisasi masyarakat adat.
After a decade of struggles against the threat of forest destruction, the indigenous community of Long Isun has won a small victory.
Setelah satu dekade berjuang melawan ancaman kehancuran hutan, masyarakat adat Long Isun telah memenangkan sebuah kemenangan kecil.
Five years after Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s biggest producers of pulp, paper and packaging, released its Forest Conservation Policy, a group of 10 NGOs have highlighted five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track.
Lima tahun setelah Asia Pulp & Paper, salah satu produsen pulp, kertas dan kemasan terbesar di dunia, mengeluarkan Kebijakan Konservasi Hutan (FCP) miliknya, sebuah kelompok yang terdiri dari 10 LSM telah menyoroti lima masalah yang mengindikasikan bahwa perusahaan tersebut tidak berada pada jalur yang berkelanjutan.