Entries by TuK Indonesia

Banks contribute to deforestation, land degradation: Report

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil Jakarta / Fri, September 11 2020 An ongoing report by environmental groups suggests that the banking and financial services sector should be liable for deforestation, as they continue to provide services to clients driving massive fires that raze swathes of land and tropical forest cover in countries like Indonesia. According to […]

Joint Press Release Coalition of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Organisations officially lodge a complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) contesting threats to indigenous rights in Borneo

15th July 2020 On 9th July 2020, 14 Indonesian indigenous and human rights organisations, and the Forest Peoples Programme, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) requesting its consideration of the situation of Dayak and other indigenous groups of Kalimantan under the Committee’s urgent action and early […]

Urgent appeal in preventing further human rights abuses associated with the operations of the Korindo Group and POSCO

To  Korindo Group POSCO International Indonesian Presidential Staff Office Chief of Police, Indonesian National Police Office of the Inspectorate General of the National Police Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission National Human Rights Commission Indonesia Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Jakarta  United Nations Human Rights Council UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Special Rapporteur […]

Korindo Brings Plague of Deforestation and Rights Abuse to Papua

Civil society demand Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to investigate suspected corruption linked to Korindo and demand Indonesian state-owned bank BNI to stop financing Korindo   Jakarta – A number of civil society organizations led an action in front of Indonesian state-owned bank BNI, the Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) and Corruption Eradication Commission to […]

The Consultant: Why did a palm oil conglomerate pay $22m to an unnamed ‘expert’ in Papua?

This story was co-published with Mongabay. Part 1: ‘Maybe they didn’t expect us to find it’ InApril 2019, an Indonesian delegate stepped onto the stage at a conference hosted by Interpol, the international police organisation, at its Singapore headquarters. Among the audience were dozens of law enforcement agents from across the world, there to learn […]

It’s Time to Stop the Fires and Deliver on ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ Commitments

World Rainforest Day June 22, 2020 To the CGF and Sustainability Steering Committee, Our planet is in crisis. Last September, a large group of civil society organizations wrote to demand evidence that the CGF and its member companies are prepared to take real action to eliminate and remedy deforestation and human rights abuses in their […]

Joint NGO Statement on Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ “Fake Sustainability” Organizers called on to learn from & fix procurement failures linked to rainforest destruction in light of the Olympics postponement

March 30, 2020  Today, 8 NGOs issued the following joint statement in light of the Olympics postponement, urging Olympics organizers to come to terms with the negative impacts caused by Tokyo 2020’s timber procurement practices. The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee committed to publish three Sustainability Reports over the course of their Olympic-related activities. But with […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Inauguration Overshadowed by Legacy of Rainforest Destruction

To mark the inauguration of the New National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on December 21st, 12 NGOs issued the following statement, denouncing the Stadium’s severe negative impact on the tropical rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia as a result of its construction: “The construction of the New National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo has come at an […]

Press Release: Unsustainable Sime Darby, Buyers and Financiers Must Stop Their Business Relations.

Jakarta, 21 March 2019 – Dayak Hibun indigenous peoples from Kerunang hamlet and Entapang hamlet, Bonti Sub-district, Sanggau District, West Kalimantan express their deep objection with regards to the sale of PT Mitra Austral Sejahtera (PT MAS) by Sime Darby Plantation, a Malaysian corporate entity. PT MAS, a subsidiary of Sime Darby plantation has broken […]