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.

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.

1901, 2017

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.

1601, 2017

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.

212, 2016

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.

210, 2016

‘Too Little, Too Late’ from APP on Sustainability

By Christopher Barr, Aidil Fitri, Marcel Silvius, Woro Supartinah, Ginger Cassady, and Syahrul Fitra Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers, claims to have made a remarkable turnaround on

3008, 2016

After Guilty Verdict on PT National Sago Prima: What Now?

On August 2016, the Coalition of Anti-Forest Mafia held a discussion with media in Jakarta following guilty verdict for PT. National Sago Prima in land and forest fires case against Environment and Forestry Ministry.

1108, 2016

Indonesian Court Charges a Corporation in Forest Fire Case

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

1108, 2016

Indonesia Anti-Mining Mafia Coalition Urged Government to Revoke Troubled Mining Permit

Jakarta – Anti-Mining Mafia Coalition urged the governors of 31 Indonesian provinces to curb troubled mining permits (IUP) that hasn’t been yet modified as Clean and Clear. The C&C status is mandated in 2015 Ministerial

507, 2016

Forest Rights Protection in Criminal Law Policy of Forest Destruction Eradication

The most concerning issue of law enforcement in forestry sector is the possibility that the law itself can be used against indigenous people and local community living surround forest, legal subjects whose rights and access to forest are supposedly protected.