803, 2024

Lessons from Independent Monitoring of Legality and Sustainability Compliance in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector 2012-2023

Independent monitoring is one of the key elements in Indonesia's forest governance system established under the national Timber Legality Assurance system. Independent monitoring is legally codified in Minister of Forestry Regulation No. 8/2021, SVLK regulation SK 9895/2022, and the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Indonesia and the European Union. Jaringan Pemantau Independen Kehutanan (JPIK) is a leading independent monitoring organisation with more than 12 years of experience in forest monitoring and environmental advocacy in Indonesia. On the other hand, in every monitoring activity, JPIK endeavors as much as possible to get the real impact or results such as [...]

1612, 2021

People Monitor

 The Timber Legality Verification System or SVLK is one of the preventive tools developed by the Government of Indonesia to support the eradication of illegal logging, as well as to increase the legal and sustainable trade in forestry products. The system, which was built by involving various stakeholders in Indonesia, has been implemented for more than a decade. Within the framework of the FLEGT VPA Agreement with the European Union, SVLK is also accepted as an instrument for verifying the legality of timber exported to the European Union, and the SVLK certificate is equivalent to a FLEGT License. In [...]

1510, 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. Download document

811, 2019

PHPL: From Legality to Sustainability

  This report explored the environmental credentials, performance, and additionality of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest management (SFM) standard, or Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari (PHPL). In particular, it assessed the extent to which PHPL could contribute to sustainability and legality of timber resources in Indonesia. Methodologically, the analysis drew from two sample provinces (Central and East Kalimantan) to compare forest conditions in PHPL certified concessions with those in nonPHPL concessions (VLK), and non-certified concessions from 2015 to 2017. The report found that PHPL certified concessions overall demonstrated better environmental performance in comparison to SVLK certified concessions or non-certified concessions. However, PHPL and [...]

3009, 2019

One Year of Palm Oil Instruction Implementation

September 2019 is exactly one year of the issuance of Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 8 of 2018 concerning the Postponement and Evaluation of Palm Oil Plantation Licensing and Increasing Palm Oil Plantation Productivity. Through this policy, the government is trying to improve sustainable management of oil palm plantations, provide legal certainty, protect and protect the environment, including reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as increasing the development of oil palm growers and increasing the productivity of oil palm plantations. The moratorium and evaluation of oil palm plantations is a good momentum to improve the governance of oil palm plantations [...]

307, 2019

Shadow Report: Where is the direction for implementing Presidential Instruction No. 8 of 2018 (Palm Moratorium) Running?

The area of ​​oil palm plantations in Indonesia has now reached 22.2 million hectares (Sawit Watch, 2018) with 30% owned by farmers. The palm oil industry currently has a major contribution to the national economy, with exports of crude palm oil (CPO) reaching 12% of national exports with total production in 2016 reaching 31 million tons. The export contribution reached US $ 17.8 billion or equivalent to Rp231.4 trillion. Domestically, the use of biodiesel fuel sourced from palm oil is increasingly being intensified by the Government of Indonesia. The government itself targets CPO production to 40 million tons / year [...]

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