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Perjuangan rakyat kecil desa Setulang untuk bertahan melawan para pebisnis kayu membuahkan KALPATARU

05 Jun 2003

Undangan Press Conference Desa Setulang, desa kecil dan terpencil namun kaya akan potensi hutan di Kalimantan Timur mendapatkan penghargaan KALPATARU. Penghargaan ini diberikan atas usaha masyarakat Setulang untuk melindungi hutannya dari pembalakan liar, ditengah besarnya godaan untuk mendapatkan milyaran rupiah dari menjual hutan mereka. Perjuangan masyarakat Setulang menunjukan bahwa bukanlah hal yang mustahil bagi ‘rakyat […]

CGI MUST EXAMINE IBRA FORESTRY DEBT SALES TO BANK MANDIRI

31 May 2003

The Indonesia-headquartered Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) claims that members of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) – which holds its interim meeting in Jakarta this week – are risking Indonesia’s forests by not paying enough attention to IBRA’s sale of forest assets to the Government-owned Bank Mandiri.

WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORLD’S FORESTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST RURAL POVERTY?

22 May 2003

BONN: 23 May 2003. Some 300 forest experts from international organizations, NGOs, industry and government representatives from over 40 countries have spent the last five days determining how research can best ensure forests help reduce poverty for millions of the world’s rural poor while maintaining their rich biodiversity.

MEDIA BACKGROUNDER: “International Conference on Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity” May 19-23, Bonn

18 May 2003

BONN: 19 May 2003. The Vice-President of the World Bank, leading German Government representatives and over one hundred of the world’s forest experts and officials are meeting in Bonn, Germany, to put the future of the world’s tropical forests back on the global environmental agenda.

NEW CIFOR REPORT SAYS PEAT LAND MANAGEMENT VITAL TO SOLVING INDONESIA’S FIRE PROBLEM

10 Mar 2003

Coinciding with the outbreak of fires around Pontianak and Pekanbaru, a new European Commission funded report argues better management of peat lands will help eliminate the major cause of smoke and haze in Indonesia.

HUTAN, BPPN DAN PARA DONOR

21 Jan 2003

Pengelolaan sumberdaya hutan yang berkesinambungan merupakan salah satu kunci pembahasan dalam diskusi antara pemerintah RI dengan negara-negara donor dalam CGI (Consultative Group on Indonesia). Pada pertemuan sebelumnya pemerintah RI telah berjanji untuk mengambil langkah keras agar para pengusaha kehutanan mengelola hutan dengan berkesinambungan, sebagai imbalan atas pinjaman dan hibah.

Bad Loans and Lost Forests

15 Jan 2003

By David Kaimowitz Governments don’t like closing down big businesses. But that’s what international donors will probably demand of the Indonesian government when the World Bank-sponsored Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) meets this week in Bali to discuss a new foreign assistance package. The big businesses in question are the debt-ridden timber companies that borrowed […]

CGI and Forest Debt

15 Jan 2003

Sustainable forest management will be a key topic when donors and the Indonesian Government hold discussions at this month’s meeting of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI). The Indonesian Government has promised the CGI it will implement sustainable forestry business practices in return for receiving new loans and grants. Crucial to these discussions is the […]

Fires: Stop Blaming, Start Acting

10 Sep 2002

Luca Tacconi, author of a new report on fires in Indonesia, says itis time to revise legislation and create effective social partnerships to solve the fireproblem rather than just allocating the blame. Each year, from February to March and August to October, the hazethat disrupts social and economic activities in Indonesia also brings with it […]