Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

New ISPO regulation underpinning Indonesian palm oil diplomacy branded as “regressive”

30.04.2020 Recent “reform” of palm oil sustainability certification scheme criticised for threatening forests and human rights – just as major export markets seek to better protect them

Indonesian timber auditors to probe allegations of faked permits for $6bn of wood

27.02.2020 In a test for its EU-backed timber legality scheme, auditors investigate allegations that a vast logging and timber operation in Papua is underpinned by fake oil palm permits

'Fake' permits underpin world’s biggest palm oil project in Indonesian Papua

20.12.2019 Local officials reported to their superiors as long ago as 2013 that all seven plantation operation permits at the 2,800 square kilometre “Tanah Merah” project were faked, but no action taken

Asian banks gave $19bn to palm oil firms linked to Indonesia fires

12.12.2019 NGOs call out financing awarded by region’s largest financial institutions

Singapore palm oil firm guilty of illegal Indonesia fires fined $18m

31.10.2019 Court ruling finds PT Arjuna Utama Sawit to have burnt almost 1,000 hectares of land illegally in Central Kalimantan

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