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Jakarta, December 15th, 2023 To: Minister of Forestry and Environment (KLHK) of the Republic of Indonesia Governor of Maluku Province The #SaveAru Coalition, comprised of civil society organization activists, women, youth and students, indigenous peoples, and local communities in the Aru Islands, rejects the investment plans for Business Permit for Utilization of Forest (PBPH) by PT Wana Sejahtera Abadi (WSA),…

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Banjarmasin, February 26, 2024 – In the roadmap of the State Electricity Company (PLN), Indonesia has ambitious targets not only to enforce co-firing up to 10% in 52 steam power plants (PLTU), but also 30% co-firing in all new PLTUs. The targets are oppositely proportional to their implementation, where the average implementation in 44 co-firing facilities only reached 1.17%. Data…

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AERIAL PORTRAIT OF ARU ISLANDS Jakarta, May 15, 2024 – To enhance the protection of natural resources and biodiversity, the Special Committee of Commission IV of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI) has held a series of meetings with the Government and the Regional Representative Council (DPD) RI to discuss the substance of the Bill on the Conservation of…

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mahfud

Jakarta, February 5, 2024 – Three vice presidential candidates for the 2024 – 2029 Presidential Election have presented their ideas and concepts in the fourth debate held on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC) Senayan Jakarta. FWI captured an interesting moment during the debate, when candidate number 03, Mahfud MD, was asked about illegal mining and…

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Civil Society Organization Stance on Bioenergy Policy in Indonesia Jakarta, January 21, 2023 – Ahead of the fourth vice presidential debate to be held tonight, civil society organizations represented by Traction Energy Asia, Trend Asia and Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) are calling on the 2024 presidential and vice presidential candidates to truly realize a low-emission and just energy transition. This…

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FWI and university mataram

PHOTO OF FWI AND UNRAM COOPERATION MEETING ACTIVITIES Bogor, May 2, 2024 – The implementation of forest, land, and energy governance related to the management of natural resources is currently being carried out by the state through the granting of rights to forest utilization, forest use, and the release of forest areas through concession permits in the forestry, plantation, and…

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Jakarta, February 7, 2024 – The civil society organization Link-AR Borneo in collaboration with Trend Asia and Forest Watch Indonesia held a Discussion and Media Briefing on Energy Transition with the theme “The Future of West Kalimantan’s Natural Forests” in Pontianak, on Wednesday (31/01/2024) morning. Mitigation of forest protection as an effort to reduce emissions from the forestry and land…

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Nickel mine on a small island on Manoram Island, Southwest Papua Jakarta, March 27th, 2024 – Indonesia, known as the largest archipelagic nation globally, boasts over 19,108 islands according to FWI records from 2023. More than 99% of these islands fall under the classification of small islands, as defined by Laws No. 27/2007 and No. 1/2014 regarding Coastal Areas and…

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Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) and the Aceh Environmental Forum (WALHI) held a Focus Group Discussion on “Energy Transition and the Fate of Aceh’s Forests” at Moorden Cafe Beurawe, Aceh, on Thursday, January 25th, 2024. Deforestation of natural forests in Indonesia continues to occur and has not been fully stopped despite various conservation efforts. Areas that have been designated as strategic…

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KSDAHE

Jakarta, October 8th, 2023. The Civil Society Coalition for a New Paradigm of Conservation urges KLHK (Ministry of Forestry and Environment) and DPR RI (RI House of Representative) not to simply revise Law 5 of 1990 concerning KSDAHE. The KSDAHE Bill which is currently being discussed by Commission IV House of Representative, Ministry of Forestry and Environment and Committee II…

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22/06/2022, An open letter signed by at least 50 institutions was finally handed over to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and some members of their respective cabinets. The letter aims to urge the commission to raise our great concern about the lack of consideration of the specific needs of smallholders and communities in the Global…

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Indonesia is entering a political year. In just over a month, the regional elections, which were attended by 270 regions, were held on December 9, 2020. Total 229 of them are coastal areas and small islands, which are still shadowed by problems caused by extractive industries, including palm oil plantations, timber plantations, and mining, tourism industry, and reclamation that hit…

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