Posts Tagged with "moratorium"

Indonesian Forest Moratorium Falls Short

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Indonesian Forest Moratorium Falls Short

Telepak and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) have just released a report confirming that the Indonesian Forest Moratorium was breeched on the day it was announced. The photographic evidence in the report verifies that KLK, a Malaysian palm oil company, was actively clearing peatlands in the area where the moratorium pilot project was meant to [...]

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Are Loggers Best Suited to Stop Deforestation in Indonesia?

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Are Loggers Best Suited to Stop Deforestation in Indonesia?

Everyone knows that a fox can’t be trusted to guard the hen house. So why would anyone think that a government agency in charge of logging could implement a strong moratorium on deforestation — especially when that agency has done such a poor job enforcing existing laws to date? I’m talking about Indonesia’s Ministry of [...]

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

It’s become clear this week — between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s comments on tackling corruption and reducing negative environmental impacts of deforestation and Al Gore’s speech extolling the business case for rolling back deforestation and commending Indonesia’s emerging leadership on the issue — that industry elites with a vested interest in maintaining business as [...]

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When A Deforestation Moratorium Doesn’t Matter

Friday, January 7, 2011

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When A Deforestation Moratorium Doesn’t Matter

When I think of a moratorium from a forest perspective, normally it is a very good thing. Convincing corporations or governments to agree to a moratorium that halts deforestation can be like placing a big fat stop sign in front of bulldozers at the edge of a forest. But in the case of Indonesia, are [...]

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Questions Raised on Billion Dollar Indonesia-Norway Deal

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Last week, Norman Jiwan of Sawit Watch, an Indonesian NGO ally concerned with the ongoing adverse social and environmental impacts of palm oil plantations, wrote an op-ed in the Jakarta Post. The op-ed entitled, Deforestation moratorium is not panacea?, stated his view on the recently signed $1 billion dollar Indonesia-Norway Letter of Intent (LoI) which [...]

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World Bank and IFC: The Big Bucks Behind Indonesia’s Rainforest Destruction

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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With oil gushing in the gulf, activists locking down in boardrooms, the ball of financial reform being thrown from Wall Street to Washington and back again, and Indonesia announcing a two year freeze on the parceling out of its forests to international corporations, the world’s focus seems to be on corporations. But in the struggle [...]

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Bureau of Land Managment Lifts Moratorium on Solar Power 21 Months Early

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Finally some sanity.

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Indigenous prisoners of conscience

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Earlier this week 6 political leaders of the Indigenous Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation were sentenced to 6 months in jail for refusing to allow mining and exploration on their traditional lands. KI councilor Cecilia Begg, the only woman among the KI six, is now all alone in the Thunder Bay District jail, a notorious [...]

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I love my veggie grease…now what?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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There is a growing consensus that the highly touted “fuel of the future” may not be the panacea that we once that it was. Agrofuels, made from large-scale industrial crops, like palm oil, soy, sugarcane and canola, have far more social and environmental problems than benefits. But, let’s get clear on something. Agrofuels are very [...]

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