Reports

Law Supervision and Enforcement Must Be Increased, So that SVLK Credibility and Accountability is Maintained

Jakarta, February 28, 2018. The Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) encourages the government to continue to improve regulations and implement the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK). Today JPIK issued a second report ‘SVLK: Process Towards Responsible Governance’ which contains a study of the implementation of SVLK in the period 2014-2017, within the scope of …

Illegal Oil Palm and Impunity Still Undermining Indonesia’s Flagship Timber Reforms

Bogor, 7 June 2017. Timber logged illegally in and around a rogue oil palm plantation is being certified legal under Indonesia’s flagship timber certification system, despite repeated NGO reports to police, forestry enforcement officials, and certification professionals, a new report reveals.
The report – Still Permitting Crime – published today by Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) and the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), exposes continued and renewed illegal logging in and around the palm plantation of PT Prasetya Mitra Muda (PT PMM), in Gunung Mas district, Central Kalimantan province. …

Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate: Civil society recommendations on the future of VPAs

As decision makers in the European Union (EU) and timber producing countries consider the future of the FLEGT Action Plan, and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA), civil society organisations and platforms from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Honduras, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Vietnam, and Europe have issued Making VPAs work for forests, people and the climate a new briefing with recommendations for how to strengthen and upgrade the VPAs. …