“This project has been a total failure,” says Australian Senator Christine Milne about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

When it was launched in 2007, Australia’s Kalimantan Forest Carbon Partnership was going to be “practical climate change action that could deliver immediate and tangible benefits”. But five years later, the project has little more to show for the A$30 million spent than 50,000 tree seedlings planted.* That’s 0.05% of the target of 100 million trees.

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In the REDD: New report from Friends of the Earth International about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

In the REDD: New report from Friends of the Earth International about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

A recent report from Friends of the Earth International takes a further look at the Australian-funded Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership. The report looks at the social and environmental effectiveness of the KFCP project and concludes that forest carbon offsets are a false solution to climate change.

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Another statement about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership. Previous statement “not true”

In June 2011, REDD-Monitor posted a statement signed by indigenous people in Kapuas District in Central Kalimantan demanding that the Australia-Indonesia Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership be stopped in indigenous peoples’ land. Recently REDD-Monitor received an email from the chairman of the Council of Indigenous Dayak (Dewan Adat Dayak – DAD) in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan.

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Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership faces yet more criticism

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership faces yet more criticism. PHOTO: Greenpeace

June 2011 has seen a wave of criticism of REDD in Central Kalimantan. On 8 June, a group of indigenous people issued a statement demanding a stop to the Australian-funded Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership. On 16 June, EIA and Telapak released a report documenting a Malaysian oil palm company clearing forest in Central Kalimantan apparently in breach of the country’s forestry moratorium.

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“Stop the Indonesia-Australia REDD+ project”: Indigenous Peoples’ opposition to the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

Stop the Indonesia-Australia REDD+ project: Indigenous Peoples' opposition to the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership

When Australia announced the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership, in September 2007, Australia’s then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer said that the project, “was an example of practical climate change action that could deliver immediate and tangible benefits”. What he didn’t say was who would get those benefits.

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Avoiding the issues: How questions about the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership were not answered in Australia’s Parliament

Australia has committed A$30 million to the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP) in Indonesia. Recently, questions from Senator Christine Milne (of the Green Party) in the Australian Parliament were (sort of) answered by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade.

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