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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 ...

BRG revitalizing livelihoods from burned peatlands

GOVERNMENT POLICY NEWS August 27, 2019 BRG revitalizing livelihoods from burned peatlands JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - The Indonesian Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) has delivered ...

Protection forests removed from moratorium map

... as a huge step in the right direction which would ensure the conservation and preservation of the country's intact forests and peatlands. Furthermore, Stig Ingemar Traavik, the special envoy for Norway's ...

Special envoy: Permanent forest moratorium a fantastic move

... only deals with climate issues, but also ensures long-term food security and protects biodiversity and carbon rich areas by maintaining primary forests and peatlands over a very large area. As such, ...

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 ...

APRIL preventing extinction of Sumatran tiger

... report warned that Indonesian peatlands in low lying regions, including the Kampar Peninsula landscape, continue to be seriously threatened by subsidence due to long-term peat drainage practices. Nevertheless, ...

More facts from palm oil landscape serve as lesson for EU

... to PT Kallista Alam.  The landscape, considered to be the orangutan capital of the world and one of the most important portions of the Leuser Ecosystem, consisted of forested peatlands equivalent in ...

Palm oil company still protecting world’s orangutan capital

... palm oil company, PT SPS-2, is still in legal compliance by continuing to protect forested peatlands in its concession in the Tripa peatland landscape, one of the key parts of the Leuser Ecosystem. According ...

Govt efforts dramatically reduce haze in last three years

... covering seven priority provinces in the islands of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua.  The President did not stop there however. Instead he put the brakes on any new development of peatlands by signing ...

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 ...

Peat forests being drained in APRIL-controlled supply chain

... foresthints.news (Feb 6). However, the latest spatial evidence proves that this is not the case. In fact, peat forest clearing and draining have been taking place in peatlands which are part of the APRIL-controlled ...

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 ...

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