On the eve of the fifth anniversary of APP’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), the undersigned NGOs highlight five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track and progress on its commitments has not been sufficient.
A coalition of Indonesian NGOs, dubbed the ‘Break Free From Coal’ coalition, has called for nine planned coal power plants to be dropped from the power supply plan due to concerns around massive supply overcapacity, which would lead to substantial financial and economic loss.
The Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition files a report on seven sawmill companies operating in the province of Papua for allegedly violating both the regulations of SVLK (Timber Legality Assurance System) and international timber trade. Despite having obtained timber legality certification (S-LK), those companies were found illegally collecting processed wood from natural forest areas.
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.
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.
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.