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.
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.
Jakarta – The verdict newly ruled by South Jakarta State Court has given a new hope on forest and land fires law enforcement in Indonesia. In a hearing Wednesday, the panel judges declared PT. National