Press Release/Position Paper

Press Release/Position Paper2022-05-05T00:46:32+07:00
2604, 2022

Indonesian CSOs Joint Statement on the European Union Due Diligence Regulation Proposal

Timber suspected to be the result of illegal logging in one of the Central Kalimantan Province HPHs (JPIK) We, the undersigned Indonesian civil society groups, welcome the proposal of the European Union Due Diligence Regulation (EUDDR) which will regulate deforestation-free and forest degradation-free commodities and products. This marks a serious step-change in the response of consumer countries in Europe to the pressing challenges of the climate crisis, including the realization that the European Union’s consumption of various commodities and their derivatives is one of the causes of increasing biodiversity loss and an active contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. [...]

1611, 2021

Press Release Environmental Crimes and Human Rights Violations by PT. TPL

                      Medan, 18th November 2021. Deforestation in Indonesia is largely the result of a corrupt political and economic system, which regards Natural Resources, particularly forests, as a source of income that can be exploited for political gain and corporate gain. In North Sumatra, there is a PT. TPL company has been practicing deforestation for decades, which has given rise to various kinds of polemics, one of which is the practice of large-scale land-use experts in the Tele landscape area. Tele-scape has a very important ecological function for the Lake Toba [...]

709, 2020

Timber Distribution and Trade Traceability Must Be Strengthened to Ensure SVLK Credibility

Bogor, 27 August 2020. 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 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. JPIK’s monitoring found indications of violation in the upstream industry including the following. [...]

804, 2020

Executive Summary “PHPL: From Legality to Sustainability”

In 2003, Indonesia started to develop an operator-based timber control system for all its timber exports, building on a mandatory third-party certification approach for legality and sustainability. The system, called Sistem Verificasi Legalitas Kayu (SVLK), became the basis for the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) under Indonesia’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU. Indonesia went a step beyond verifying legality under its SVLK and FLEGT VPA timber legality assurance system. Launched in 2009, Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management standard - the Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari (PHPL) - has been instrumental in achieving this. The PHPL includes all aspects covered under [...]

2603, 2020

Civil Society Coalition Calls for Jokowi to Revoke MoT Regulation 15/2020: Harmful to the country, undermining SDG 15 and contrary to Indonesia’s commitments under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) with the European Union

Jakarta, March 26, 2020 – The coalition of civil organizations engaged in monitoring the implementation of Indonesia's Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) has submitted an open letter to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Friday, 3/20/2020). This letter demands the immediate revocation or revision of the Ministry of Trade Regulation Number 15 of 2020 (Permendag 15/2020) concerning Export Provisions for Forestry Industry Products, which currently eliminates V-Legal requirements for the export of forest products. The Ministry of Trade (MoT) has stated that the Regulation (Permendag 15/2020) released on February 27, 2020 is intended to increase the effectiveness of the forest [...]

2303, 2020

Investigate the Death of Lahat Farmers and Restore People’s Land that was evicted by PT. Artha Prigel

Statement of Joint Attitude Investigate the Death of Lahat Farmers and Restore People's Land that was evicted by PT. Artha Prigel When the Covid-19 outbreak was attacking Indonesia and various other countries in the world. Two farmers from Pagar Batu Village, Pinang Subdistrict land, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, had to die, namely Suryadi (40) and Putra Bakti (35), and two others Sumarlin (38) and Lion Agustin (35) suffered severe injuries due tosharp weapon. This event occurred where the farmers refused their land which was in the status quo period to be resolved by the Regent, again controlled by PT. Artha [...]

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