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Polri Diminta Gelar Perkara Publik

Polri Diminta Gelar Perkara Publik

Jaringan Kerja Penyelamat Hutan Riau meminta Polri membuka identitas ahli yang merekomendasikan terbitnya surat perintah penghentian penyidikan (SP3) terhadap 15 perusahaan yang diduga membakar hutan pada 2015. Pakar kehutanan, Herry Purnomo, menilai, langkah Polda Riau mengeluarkan SP3 tak tepat. Masih banyak aturan perundang-undangan yang bisa digunakan untuk menjerat tersangka, di antaranya Undang-Undang Nomor 32/2009 tentang Lingkungan. Namun, menurut peneliti Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) ini, hal tersebut semestinya tidak lantas mengendurkan semangat penyidikan, apalagi sampai mengesampingkan perkara. Polda Riau bisa memakai undang-undang selain KUHP kalau alat bukti yang mendukung tak juga ditemukan.


Pakar Menilai Polda Riau Terburu-buru SP3

Pakar Menilai Polda Riau Terburu-buru SP3

Pakar kehutanan menilai langkah Polda Riau tak tepat dalam menghentikan penyidikan 15 perusahaan terkait kasus kebakaran lahan pada 2015, lalu. Menurut peneliti Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Herry Purnomo, masih banyak aturan perundang-undangan yang bisa digunakan untuk menjerat tersangka. Di antaranya, Undang-Undang Nomor 32/2009 tentang Lingkungan, Undang-Undang Nomor 41/1999 tentang Kehutanan, atau Undang-Undang Nomor  18/2013 tentang Pencegahan dan Pemberantasan Perusakan Hutan (P3H). Guru besar Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) itu mengakui, pembuktian dalam kasus kebakaran hutan dan lahan (karhutla) tak mudah. Namun, hal tersebut semestinya tidak mengendurkan semangat penyidikan, apalagi sampai mengesampingkan perkara.


Agenda alam sekitar harus melalui transformasi

Agenda alam sekitar harus melalui transformasi

Dunia pada masa ini berada pada detik yang penting di mana komitmen politik mengenai perubahan iklim dan pembangunan mapan harus melalui transformasi berbanding hanya menjadi komitmen kepada tindakan dunia nyata. Oleh itu, negara-negara rantau Asia Pasifik harus meneroka bagaimana kepelbagaian ekonomi dalam menyokong aspirasi pembangunan serta agenda alam sekitar bagi rantau berkenaan. Penekanan integrasi di semua peringkat itu disuarakan oleh Ketua Pengarah, Pusat Penyelidikan Perhutanan Antarabangsa (CIFOR), Dr. Peter Holmgren dalam ucapannya pada Sidang Kemuncak Hutan Hujan Asia Pasifik ke-2 di Pusat Persidangan Antarabangsa, Berakas, baru-baru ini.


A new strategic partnership announced for CIFOR with SNV

A new strategic partnership announced for CIFOR with SNV

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) recently  announced a new partnership to collaborate on knowledge, sharing, technical expertise and engagement on some key areas such as sustainable supply of agricultural commodities, business models and services provision to smallholders, innovations in financing mechanisms to provide affordable credit to smallholders, investment models that help build alternative livelihoods for smallholders, and forest management and restoration that account for the needs of smallholders.


New project aims to prevent deforestation in Zambia by turning women into entrepreneurs

New project aims to prevent deforestation in Zambia by turning women into entrepreneurs

A group of young volunteers have discovered an inventive way to prevent deforestation in remote areas of Zambia – by encouraging women to become entrepreneurs. While Zambia is one of the most foliage rich countries on earth – with 60 per cent of its land mass covered in forest – it is also one of world’s most prolific deforesters. According to recent data from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the deforestation rate in Zambia is currently around 250-300 thousand hectares a year – leaving experts concerned that Zambia’s trees could be gone completely by the year 2030. One of the main causes of deforestation in Zambia is the use of charcoal. 90 per cent of the population use charcoal related sources of energy and about 75 per cent of households rely on it, according to the Stockholm Environment Institute – making charcoal a lucrative business venture and major source of livelihood for many people.


PPP Pivotal in Forest Conservation, Economic Growth

PPP Pivotal in Forest Conservation, Economic Growth

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives are imperative in promoting the importance of rainforest conservation, economic diversification and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. This was highlighted during the second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (ASPR), which Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), considered a success. The summit, which was held at the International Convention Centre, Berakas, was attended by delegations from seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as representatives from local and foreign public and private sectors.


‘Prioritise the people first and the forest second’ for sustainable management

‘Prioritise the people first and the forest second’ for sustainable management

Community empowerment and constructive government measures are essential for successful community forestry management in Indonesia and the Philippines, a summit heard this week. Speakers from Indonesia and the Philippines shared their experiences of forging community collaboration on forestry management in their respective countries. Dede Rohadi, a representative from Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry and a scientist with the Centre for International Forestry Research, said Indonesia has had a long history establishing community forests, with the idea initiated in 1978 but officially implemented in 2003.


Rainforest Summit calls for concerted action

Rainforest Summit calls for concerted action

The second day of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) being held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas saw the participation of Mahmud bin Haji Yussof, CEO of Heart of Borneo (HoB), Brunei Darussalam in a dialogue session. The dialogue titled ‘Public Private People Partnerships: Opportunities for Combined Efforts’ was attended by Dr Putera Parthama, Director General of Sustainable Management of Production Forests, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; Brian Williams, Regional Director of Asia, Wildlife Works Carbon; Dharsono Hartono, CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama; and Paul Tregidgo, Managing Director of Credit Suisse. The moderator of the session was Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).



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