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Leuser Ecosystem - New Government Moratorium on Logging and Palm Plantations

globalconservation.org - April 20, 2016

"This very important step we have taken represents a concrete follow-up to the directive of President Joko Widodo who has demanded a halt to the expansion of palm oil and mining. I really appreciate the positive response of the Wali Nanggroe Aceh and Aceh Governor, both of whom have expressed their willingness to take the initiative in following up on the president’s directive." Read more...

 

Eco-Business: Is this Malaysian palm oil firm still destroying forest in Borneo — and selling to Wilmar?

eco-business.com - 11 February 2016

A Greenomics report finds deforestation in the supply chain of Genting Plantations, a supplier of Wilmar International.

The Malaysian-owned palm oil company Genting Plantations has again been accused of clearing ecologically important secondary forest in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province according to a recent report by Greenomics that raises fresh concerns over the effectiveness of “zero-deforestation” monitoring within the palm oil industry. Read more...

 

Is this Malaysian palm oil firm still destroying forest in Borneo — and selling to Wilmar?

mongabay.com - 9 February 2016

The Malaysian-owned palm oil company Genting Plantations has again been accused of clearing ecologically important secondary forest in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province according to a recent report by Greenomics that raises fresh concerns over the effectiveness of “zero-deforestation” monitoring within the palm oil industry.

The report, titled “Wilmar’s palm oil products continue to be associated with deforestation,” alleges that PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang (PT CSC), a Genting subsidiary, cleared High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest in its concession in West Kalimantan, a violation of Wilmar International’s landmark pledge to purge its supply chain of deforestation. Read more...

 

Wilmar claims to have made significant progress, environmental NGOs disagree

foresthints.news - 2 February 2016

JAKARTA (foresthints.news) - Singapore-based Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm-oil trader, claims that it has made significant progress with the implementation of its no-deforestation policy over the past two years.

However, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Greenomics Indonesia dispute the claim. According to the three NGOs, the Wilmar supply chain continues to be affected by deforestation and the company continues to have a long way to go before it can deliver on its commitments, including those given as part of its no-deforestation policy. Read more...

 

Greenomics: Kebun sawit dominasi areal moratorium gambut

CNN Indonesia - 21 January 2016

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Greenomics Indonesia menilai kemitraan perubahan iklim antara Indonesia-Norwegia, yang ditandatangani pada Mei 2010, telah menyimpang dari tujuan. Salah satunya menyangkut kesepakatan moratorium pembukaan lahan gambut yang tidak terjadi di Provinsi Riau.

Vanda Mutia Dewi, Direktur Eksekutif Greenomics Indonesia menuturkan areal moratorium gambut merupakan salah satu produk dari kemitraan perubahan iklim antara Norwegia-Indonesia. Namun pada kenyataannya,  areal moratorium tersebut justru didominasi oleh hamparan perkebunan sawit. Read more...

 

Wilmar, Musim Mas supplier still destroying forest for oil palm in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem

mongabay.com - 3 July 2015

A supplier of palm oil giants Wilmar and Musim Mas has continued to bulldoze valuable forest in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem despite its most prominent customers’ zero-deforestation commitments and repeated exposés of its activities, according to a new report from environmental group Greenomics-Indonesia.

Both Wilmar and Musim Mas have suspended their dealings with the company, Mopoli Raya, whose subsidiary Aloer Timur was still destroying high carbon stock (HCS) forest in Leuser as of June 24, according to photographic evidence provided in the report. Wilmar has urged the company to adopt a sustainability policy similar to its own. It has given Mopoli Raya three months to do so or face an indefinite termination of their relationship. Read more...

 
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