Monthly Archives: giugno 2017

Indonesia on fire, paper and palm oil industry blamed

The National Agency for Disaster Management of Indonesia (BNPB) says that the number of fires in Indonesia have increased in June, especially in Riau province, Sumatra. Other areas that experienced an increasing number of fires were Jambi and West Kalimantan. … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s plantation lobby challenges environmental law

  Palm oil and paper lobby groups have asked Indonesia’s highest court to strike down rules holding plantation firms strictly liable for fires that occur on their land, according an article pubblished on Mongabay. The groups have also asked the Constitutional … Continue reading

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FSC investigating on Korindo deforestation after Earth’s Complaint

  Mighty Earth has submitted a complaint to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The complaint presents compelling evidence confirming that since 2013 Korindo’s oil palm companies have been responsible for clearing over 30,000 hectares (ha) of Indonesian rainforests in Papua … Continue reading

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