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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“Money thrown out of the window”: Article in taz.de about the Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership

Money thrown out of the window: Article in taz.de about the Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership

The Australian-funded Kalimantan Forest and Climate Partnership is in for yet more criticism after Annet Keller, a German journalist, visited the project last month. She found that villagers are sceptical about the benefits of the project and are asking why they should clear up Australia’s environmental pollution.

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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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Indigenous Peoples’ organisation demands “immediate moratorium” on REDD+ in Central Kalimantan

Indigenous Peoples' organisation demands immediate moratorium on REDD+ in Central Kalimantan

Members of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago – Central Kalimantan Chapter (AMAN Kalteng) have issued a statement demaning an “immediate moratorium of all REDD+ processes and investments in Central Kalimantan”, until a series of conditions are met. AMAN Kalteng’s statement can be downloaded here (pdf file 72.1 KB) and is posted in full, below.

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