Press Release/Position Paper

Towards Ecological, Economic and Social Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation Practices

Towards Ecological, Economic and Social Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation Practices

The Indonesian Government’s policy on the sustainability and improvement of oil palm governance began with the issuance of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) in 2011 which was later revised in 2015. It was inseparable from the encouragement of various parties so that Indonesia as the largest CPO producer country to pay more attention to […]

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6-Year Evaluation of Forest Moratorium: Millions of Acres of Forests Gone, Untransparant, Social Forestry Threatened, Rights of Indigenous Peoples Unprotected

6-Year Evaluation of Forest Moratorium: Millions of Acres of Forests Gone, Untransparant, Social Forestry Threatened, Rights of Indigenous Peoples Unprotected

Joint Press Releases Jakarta, May 4, 2017 – At least 2.7 million hectares of primary natural forest and peat land, equivalent to 5 times the area of ​​Bali Island, disappeared for six years implementing policies to postpone new licenses and improve governance of primary natural forests and peatlands. In the same period, every year 28% […]

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The Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme Must Be Redesigned

The Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme Must Be Redesigned

PRESS RELEASE Civil Society Representative Group for the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Industry Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Along with World Forest Day, our civil society representative groups expressed a shared attitude regarding Indonesia’s sustainable palm oil industry through a position paper as a form of active and transparent participation in the ‘strengthening’ process, namely fundamental […]

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Certification Scheme For Sustainable Palm Oil Need to be Re-Designed

Certification Scheme For Sustainable Palm Oil Need to be Re-Designed

PRESS RELEASE Indonesian Civil Society Groups for Sustainable Palm Oil Industry Tuesday, March 21, 2017. – On the International Day of Forests, we, a group of civil society representatives released a joint message regarding sustainable palm oil industry in Indonesia through a position paper that highlights the need of active participation and transparency in the process […]

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Landmark Legal Timber Trade Deal Between Indonesia and EU Comes Into Effect Today

Landmark Legal Timber Trade Deal Between Indonesia and EU Comes Into Effect Today

JAKARTA: The landmark Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing agreement between the European Union and Indonesia officially came into effect today to keep illegal logged timber out of EU supply chains. More than a decade of work and negotiations have led to this moment, demonstrating that Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) has […]

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