Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law increases risks to people and forests
On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1,000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by...
An update on the Indonesia-EU trade agreement
Indonesia and EU negotiators are continuing trade discussions. The EU must ensure respect for human rights and environment.
Indonesia cites pandemic to set aside its commitments to FLEGT
Indonesia has seized the opportunity to set aside justice with claims about the need to protect its economy. There is increasing concern that this may mean danger for its people and forests.
Worse than expected: Fears surround Indonesia’s draft job creation law
Indonesia has launched a new legal package that includes extreme attacks on Indigenous rights and environmental protections. The EU must respond.
ASEAN and EU create group to explore palm oil sustainability issues
Issues surrounding palm oil are increasingly causing division between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); therefore, at their 22nd ministerial meeting in Brussels, 21 January 2019, they agreed to...
A solid starting point for sustainability and an EU-Indonesia FTA
The draft interim report of the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) for the EU-Indonesia Free Trade negotiations (FW 237) places a strong emphasis on the lessons to be learned from the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and...