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.
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.
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
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
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.
On April 21, 2016 President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk issued a joint statement that the European Union and Indonesia have agreed to move swiftly towards implementation of the first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme, a strategy from both parties to reduce illegal logging and promote the trade of legal timber.
A new study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs shows that in spite of its high-profile commitment to “zero deforestation”, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is building one of the world’s largest pulp mills in the Indonesian province of South Sumatra without a sustainable wood supply.
JAKARTA — Recent finding shows Indonesian giant company Asian Pulp and Paper still lacks of commitment in implementing the Forest Conservation Policy (FCP)—which was signed on 1 February three years ago, the Coalition Against Forest
By looking at government’s program in infrastructure, maritime, energy and food (IMEP) within Mid-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN 2015-2019), a policy on forest and land conversion is inevitable as its result.