The Common Folk Monitor – Dynamics of SVLK Monitoring by Indigenous/Local Communities in

The Common Folk Monitor – Dynamics of SVLK Monitoring by Indigenous/Local Communities in

Surabaya, September 14, 2021. Monitoring results in five provinces found several violations in the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK). In the upstream, for example, the concession holder and the primary industry work together to practice illegal logging outside the concession. Two illegalities (timber and documents) were ‘transformed’ into legal and S-LK certified. ...
Pulp mill Connected to Fires and Respiratory  Illness Plans to Triple Production

Pulp mill Connected to Fires and Respiratory Illness Plans to Triple Production

Palembang, August 23, 2021 — Today over 30 civil society organizations sent a letter to investors of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), part of the Sinar Mas Group, explaining why the expansion of APP’s OKI Pulp and Paper Mill in Sumatra, Indonesia would risk the respiratory health for millions of people in Southeast Asia and ...
Statement of Solidarity for Kyaw Min Htut

Statement of Solidarity for Kyaw Min Htut

We, the undersigned, have learned that our colleague, respected forests and rights defender and democracy advocate Kyaw Min Htut has been arrested and detained by the junta in Myanmar. He was arrested under the country’s Anti-Terrorist Act, Article 50, alleging he supported and gave financial help to groups classified as terrorists by the junta. We ...
The Urgency of Extending Palm Oil Moratorium  to Accelerate Indonesia’s Palm Oil Governance

The Urgency of Extending Palm Oil Moratorium to Accelerate Indonesia’s Palm Oil Governance

Extending the Presidential Instruction No.8 year 2019 about the Postponement and Palm Oil Permit Evaluation and Increasing Productivity of Palm Oil known as palm oil moratorium is a logical move for the government. This will create positive impact to global market support, trigger land productivity, resolve land overlaps, and contribute to the achievement of climate ...
Assessing Compliance in The Implementation of The Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) In 8

Assessing Compliance in The Implementation of The Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) In 8

From October 2019 to June 2020, Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) assessed the implementation of the Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) through a series of analysis of the primary industry raw material supply chain and field monitoring in eight provinces. The results of the analysis and monitoring are written in a collection of fact sheets, ...
ASSESSING COMPLIANCE OF FOREST TIMBER PRODUCT UTILIZATION AND TRADE PERMIT HOLDERS

ASSESSING COMPLIANCE OF FOREST TIMBER PRODUCT UTILIZATION AND TRADE PERMIT HOLDERS

The latest independent monitoring report titled Assessing Compliance of Forest Timber Product Utilization and Trade Permit Holders exposes illegal logging in forest areas, as well as signs of recurring legal violations by Timber Legality Certificate (S-LK) holders, as well as uncertified companies. From October 2019 to June 2020, the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) assessed the implementation ...