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1805, 2017

Private Gain, Public Risk: Guarantees & Credit Enchancement for Indonesia’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Risk guarantee and credit enhancement programs that subsidize coal-fired power plants could cost the Government of Indonesia and Indonesia ratepayers as much as tens of trillions of rupiah - many billions of U.S. dollars -

Press Release
1805, 2017

Indonesia Govt taking massive risk through subsidies to the coal industry

Indonesia's electricity plans are dominated by dirty coal-fired power plants, which not only create environmental problems, but also create significant financial risks for the Government of Indonesia and for Indonesian electricity consumers. Guarantees and similar policies that benefit coal power plants in Indonesia could result in losses to the Government of Indonesia that reach tens trillions of rupiah - billions of U.S dollars. These financial risks arise from a combination of risk insurance (guarantees) and credit enhancement programs for dirty coal electricity projects.

Press Release
502, 2017

Oil Palm Bill: A Tool to Back Up Illegal Permit Holders and Forest Encroachers

Jakarta, 5 February 2017 - It is a wonder to look at how progressive are the policymakers when deliberating the new bill on oil palm (RUU Perkelapasawitan). The bill, included within 2017 prioritized bill just two months ago, has already been in harmonization process. Yet, if we look closely, the bill doesn’t seem like what it promises.

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302, 2017

Indonesian Peat Restoration Needs Immediate Action, Not Bureaucratic Attitude

Jakarta, 2 February 2015 - In light of forest and peat forest that is coming closer, the prioritized peat restoration assigned to Peat Restoration Agency meets an obstacle from corporation. Ironically, such reticence is somehow supported by Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) with its secretary general saying that the peat agency has no capacity whatsoever to issue an order towards concession holders.

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To achieve our goals, we center our four on several crucial issues of Indonesian environment and natural resources. Currently we work in four major scopes: forestry, palm oil, climate and energy, and wildlife.

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Press Release

Indonesian Peat Restoration Needs Immediate Action, Not Bureaucratic Attitude

Jakarta, 2 February 2015 - In light of forest and peat forest that is coming closer, the prioritized peat restoration assigned to Peat Restoration Agency meets an obstacle from corporation. Ironically, such reticence is somehow supported by Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) with its secretary general saying that the peat agency has no capacity whatsoever to issue an order towards concession holders.

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APP’s New Pulp Mill Endangers Indonesia’s Climate Change Commitments

On December 23, 2016 Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced it had started production at one of the largest pulp and tissue mills in the world. The company promotes the project in Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI), South Sumatra as an engine for Indonesia’s economic development and promises it will create thousands of jobs. But the OKI mill comes with high costs for Indonesia and the global environment: the mill’s wood supply is grown mostly on drained peatlands, a production system that causes extremely high carbon emissions and, at times, catastrophic fires.

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Recommendations on Corruption Eradication Submitted to President Joko Widodo

Jakarta. A group of Indonesia civil society organizations has officially submitted recommendations concerning corruption eradication to President Joko Widodo on Thursday (01/12) in Jakarta. The event was part of the summit of Corruption Eradication National Conference (KNPK 2016) themed reform of law enforcement system and accountable and transparent public services.

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Oil Palm Bill: A Tool to Back Up Illegal Permit Holders and Forest Encroachers

Jakarta, 5 February 2017 - It is a wonder to look at how progressive are the policymakers when deliberating the new bill on oil palm (RUU Perkelapasawitan). The bill, included within 2017 prioritized bill just two months ago, has already been in harmonization process. Yet, if we look closely, the bill doesn’t seem like what it promises.

Policy Brief

Private Gain, Public Risk: Guarantees & Credit Enchancement for Indonesia’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Risk guarantee and credit enhancement programs that subsidize coal-fired power plants could cost the Government of Indonesia and Indonesia ratepayers as much as tens of

Press Release

Indonesia Govt taking massive risk through subsidies to the coal industry

Indonesia's electricity plans are dominated by dirty coal-fired power plants, which not only create environmental problems, but also create significant financial risks for the Government of Indonesia and for Indonesian electricity consumers. Guarantees and similar policies that benefit coal power plants in Indonesia could result in losses to the Government of Indonesia that reach tens trillions of rupiah - billions of U.S dollars. These financial risks arise from a combination of risk insurance (guarantees) and credit enhancement programs for dirty coal electricity projects.

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Demanding Justice For Rembang Farmers: “The President Must Ensure Central Java Governor to Abide Supreme Court’s Ruling”

The 17 January 2017 will be the last day for Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to revoke the environmental permit of cement mining activities in Mt. Kendeng, Rembang District, Central Java.

ABOUT US

Auriga is an Indonesian non-governmental organization that engages in an effort to conserve Indonesian natural resources and the environment to improve the quality of life of humankind. To achieve our goals, we are constantly carrying out investigative research, encouraging policy changes for better natural resources and environmental governance, as well as doing advocacy through legal mechanisms. Our organization welcomes everybody from any place to work with us, particularly those who have the same ideas and visions as us.

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