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Jakarta offers conditional deal to Brussels on palm oil

... the EU Delegated Act.” In early August this year, President Joko Widodo signed a permanent moratorium on granting permits for primary forests and peatlands, covering an area greater ...

CIFOR applauds President Jokowi’s moves

... and peatlands. Nasi declared that “tremendous progress has been made with regard to forest governance and policies in Indonesia under the administration of President Jokowi. The president and his ...

Protection forests removed from moratorium map

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS August 16, 2019 Protection forests removed from moratorium map JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - More than three-quarters of Indonesia's primary forest and peatland ...

Special envoy: Permanent forest moratorium a fantastic move

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS August 12, 2019 Special envoy: Permanent forest moratorium a fantastic move JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian permanent primary forest and peatland ...

WRI: Indonesian permanent forest moratorium a huge step

... global research organization, views Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s recent move to sign a permanent moratorium on granting new permits for primary forests and peatlands in areas spanning more ...

Indonesian permanent forest moratorium signed

... that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a 5-page order for a permanent moratorium which ends the provision of new permits in primary forests and peatlands covering areas of over 66 million ...

“Mostly deforestation free” not enough: Aidenvironment

... small but significant minority of growers and trader-refiners are putting Indonesia’s strategic commodity - palm oil - at great risk because they choose to continue clearing forests and peatlands at the ...

Major peat forests still left in Salim palm oil concession

... peatlands in the PT SKL concession located in Sintang regency, including peat forests within them, amounted to 2,092 hectares, equivalent to more than half the size of Brussels. To be precise, 82.61% ...

Minister highlights growth in Sumatran tiger population

... Joko Widodo will sign a permanent moratorium on the development of primary forests and peatlands covering more than 66 million hectares, more than 21 times the size of Belgium, the figures for which were ...

Minister details permanent moratorium on primary forest, peat

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS July 1, 2019 Minister details permanent moratorium on primary forest, peat JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya ...

More facts from palm oil landscape serve as lesson for EU

... on the last remaining peat forests in a palm oil concession (PT SPS-2) in the Tripa peatland landscape, this news report looks at the forests lying in a palm oil concession adjacent to PT SPS-2 belonging ...

Norway’s special envoy talks about EU delegated act

... the clearing and draining of peatlands.  This move was in response to the 2015’s widespread peat fires which caused huge damage and losses, adversely impacting Indonesia’s economic growth in that year.  ...

Peat drainage ongoing amid protests against EU’s delegated act

... these practices have been banned by President Joko Widodo through regulatory reforms pertaining to peatlands along with the moratorium imposed on palm oil expansion.                   MORE NEWS ...

Musim Mas makes dubious claim about supplier

... in place and follows the practices of the RSPO closely.” “It has demonstrated that it did not plant or drain peatlands, nor did it interfere with the work of the the Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency ...

Business reasons cited for ongoing peat forest clearing

... peatlands, has not been hit with a sanction from the ministry. This raises a relevant question as to why there is an absence of law enforcement in this case. This situation also adds to the list of lessons ...

New facts cast doubt on TFT’s palm oil transformation

... to the transformation of the palm oil industry. Ironically, the only transparent thing is how the supply chains of TFT members persist in removing forests and draining peatlands. As the palm oil supply ...

Unending peat exploitation linked to three TFT members

... given that its palm oil supply chain still consists of suppliers which continue to source from companies eradicating Indonesia’s forests and exploiting its peatlands. One example of ongoing evidence ...

Leuser peat violator to be hit with parallel legal actions

... proceedings proceed, PT Kallista Alam is still clearing the forested peatlands in its concession, as seen in the Planet Explorer images below presented by the minister.  Parallel law enforcement  ...

PEAK clearing peat forests despite palm oil moratorium

... images. Given that the ministry also classifies the concession areas as part of a peat ecosystem, the ongoing construction of new canals by the company to drain peatlands clearly constitutes a peat violation. ...

Bornean orangutan peat forests being burned, logged

PULP & PAPER NEWS October 5, 2018 Bornean orangutan peat forests being burned, logged  JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Not only has illegal palm oil expansion been discovered in a pulpwood ...

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