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2016 Wood Design Awards

GFIS - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:08

WoodWorks has revealed its winners for the 2016 Wood Design Awards. Source: Gizmag Intended to promote the benefits of building from timber, this year’s 16 winners comprise a varied assortment including a fire station, museum, library, and pavilion. The most eye-catching winner by far is Beauty of Wood – Innovation winner, China Pavilion Milan Expo 2015. Designed for last year’s Milan Expo by Tsinghua University’s Academy of Art and Design and New York’s Studio Link-Arc, the temporary structure measures 43,000 sq ft (3,994 sq m), and is defined by a very complex glulam (glued laminated timber) roof. Other notable entries include Hennebery Eddy Architects’ Fire Station 76, which won Institutional Wood Design. Including a fire station and living quarters, the building sports glulam arches and roof framing. The building’s Douglas-fir siding was treated using the ancient Japanese charring technique of Shou Sugi Ban to increase its ability to withstand moisture and fire. Fire Station 76 was completed in 2015. Aspen’s Art Museum was designed by the creative Shigeru Ban and completed in 2014. A basket-weave composite wood screen wall wraps the building and the roof structure is notable too, and features an interlocking two-way wood frame that is designed to withstand massive snow loads.

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Ligna registrations open

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:05

Online registration has begun for the first international LIGNA Conference, to be held at the Robotation Academy in Hannover, Germany on 3 and 4 May 2016. Source: Timberbiz The event is being staged by Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association within VDMA. The conference fee (€249 plus VAT) covers admission, catering on both days, plus an informal get-together on the evening of 3 May. Lignum Consulting GmbH, Kupferzell, Germany, and Ostwestfalen Lippe University of Applied Sciences (OWL), Lemgo, Germany support the Conference. In its role as a leading independent management consultancy for the international wood and furniture industry, Lignum Consulting has acquired extensive experience, in particular in the area of integrated production. OWL University of Applied Sciences boasts a strong research orientation and is a prominent member of the Federal Research Ministry’s excellence cluster “Smart Technical Systems OWL (it’s owl)”. The university maintains close links with the local mechanical engineering and production engineering industries. “With Lignum Consulting and the Production and Economics Department of OWL University of Applied Sciences we have recruited two external partners that will contribute significantly to our interesting and diverse lecture program,” Christian Pfeiffer, in charge of LIGNA at Deutsche Messe said. Alongside Lignum Consulting and OWL University of Applied Sciences the following enterprises have pledged their support for the LIGNA Conference: Biesse Group (Pesaro, Italy), SCM Group (Rimini, Italy), HOMAG Group AG (Schopfloch, Germany), IMA Klessmann GmbH (Lübbecke, Germany) and imos AG (Herford, Germany). The LIGNA Conference will consist of keynotes, a variety of interesting papers and a panel discussion on the topic “Integrated production in woodworking – the way towards Industry 4.0”.

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Ligna registrations open

GFIS - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:05

Online registration has begun for the first international LIGNA Conference, to be held at the Robotation Academy in Hannover, Germany on 3 and 4 May 2016. Source: Timberbiz The event is being staged by Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association within VDMA. The conference fee (€249 plus VAT) covers admission, catering on both days, plus an informal get-together on the evening of 3 May. Lignum Consulting GmbH, Kupferzell, Germany, and Ostwestfalen Lippe University of Applied Sciences (OWL), Lemgo, Germany support the Conference. In its role as a leading independent management consultancy for the international wood and furniture industry, Lignum Consulting has acquired extensive experience, in particular in the area of integrated production. OWL University of Applied Sciences boasts a strong research orientation and is a prominent member of the Federal Research Ministry’s excellence cluster “Smart Technical Systems OWL (it’s owl)”. The university maintains close links with the local mechanical engineering and production engineering industries. “With Lignum Consulting and the Production and Economics Department of OWL University of Applied Sciences we have recruited two external partners that will contribute significantly to our interesting and diverse lecture program,” Christian Pfeiffer, in charge of LIGNA at Deutsche Messe said. Alongside Lignum Consulting and OWL University of Applied Sciences the following enterprises have pledged their support for the LIGNA Conference: Biesse Group (Pesaro, Italy), SCM Group (Rimini, Italy), HOMAG Group AG (Schopfloch, Germany), IMA Klessmann GmbH (Lübbecke, Germany) and imos AG (Herford, Germany). The LIGNA Conference will consist of keynotes, a variety of interesting papers and a panel discussion on the topic “Integrated production in woodworking – the way towards Industry 4.0”.

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NZ house prices increase rapidly

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:04

The latest Reserve Bank bulletin contained few surprises for those who watch the real estate market in New Zealand. Source: The New Zealand Herald The well-informed sages at the RBNZ say house prices in New Zealand have “risen significantly over the past five decades” and that in real terms, house prices have more than tripled. Interestingly, the report says house price movements in Auckland contain some predictive guides for prices in other regions. Pointing to the Auckland-driven upswing of the 1990s, it says house prices subsequently increased in nearby regions — the so-called ripple effect, and something we are currently witnessing. The RBNZ says that since mid-2012, Auckland house prices have increased 52%, but house prices in the rest of New Zealand have gone up by just 11%. The extent of this divergence is “unprecedented” says the report’s authors. However, they also say that when Auckland house prices have previously gone up significantly compared with those in the rest of the country, the gap eventually starts to close. Talking about interest rates is almost a full time occupation around the office, as we consider how the global economy, migration, currency prices, the dairy price, falling oil prices, China and the US impact on New Zealand. Something only has to be a hair out of place and the ripples wash across the economic world – it’s great to watch. So when Graeme Wheeler, head of New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, announced no change to the official cash rate there were no surprises. He would have been seen as weak if he made another cut so quickly after the last one. But I remain certain the cuts must come. Tony Alexander, chief economist at BNZ, says Auckland house prices will stay high. Writing in his weekly newsletter, following the annual Demographia Report that showed Auckland is one of the least affordable cities in the world to live in, he says the fundamentals contributing to the issue will not change for decades. He says contributing factors to high house prices include low interest rates, lack of new builds, high construction costs (have you seen the price of timber at the local DIY store?), and rapid population growth. Just released end-of-year migration figures show that during 2015 New Zealand had a record annual net intake of 64,900 people. A monthly record 5600 people entered the country in November, and in December the figure was down to 5500 – could this be the start of a downward trend? Only time will tell. What we do know is 30,000 people settled in Auckland last year (7000 more than in 2014). According to RealEstate.co.nz average asking prices in Auckland fell 2.3% to NZ$828,629 in January, down from NZ$848,195 in December. Inventory has also taken a hit, with the total number of new listings across the country in January being 8144, down 14.6% compared with the same month a year ago. The national average asking price in January was NZ$542,514, up 3.7% from December, ending a four month consecutive decline, though still short of the all time high of NZ$568,215 set in August 2015.

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NZ house prices increase rapidly

GFIS - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:04

The latest Reserve Bank bulletin contained few surprises for those who watch the real estate market in New Zealand. Source: The New Zealand Herald The well-informed sages at the RBNZ say house prices in New Zealand have “risen significantly over the past five decades” and that in real terms, house prices have more than tripled. Interestingly, the report says house price movements in Auckland contain some predictive guides for prices in other regions. Pointing to the Auckland-driven upswing of the 1990s, it says house prices subsequently increased in nearby regions — the so-called ripple effect, and something we are currently witnessing. The RBNZ says that since mid-2012, Auckland house prices have increased 52%, but house prices in the rest of New Zealand have gone up by just 11%. The extent of this divergence is “unprecedented” says the report’s authors. However, they also say that when Auckland house prices have previously gone up significantly compared with those in the rest of the country, the gap eventually starts to close. Talking about interest rates is almost a full time occupation around the office, as we consider how the global economy, migration, currency prices, the dairy price, falling oil prices, China and the US impact on New Zealand. Something only has to be a hair out of place and the ripples wash across the economic world – it’s great to watch. So when Graeme Wheeler, head of New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, announced no change to the official cash rate there were no surprises. He would have been seen as weak if he made another cut so quickly after the last one. But I remain certain the cuts must come. Tony Alexander, chief economist at BNZ, says Auckland house prices will stay high. Writing in his weekly newsletter, following the annual Demographia Report that showed Auckland is one of the least affordable cities in the world to live in, he says the fundamentals contributing to the issue will not change for decades. He says contributing factors to high house prices include low interest rates, lack of new builds, high construction costs (have you seen the price of timber at the local DIY store?), and rapid population growth. Just released end-of-year migration figures show that during 2015 New Zealand had a record annual net intake of 64,900 people. A monthly record 5600 people entered the country in November, and in December the figure was down to 5500 – could this be the start of a downward trend? Only time will tell. What we do know is 30,000 people settled in Auckland last year (7000 more than in 2014). According to RealEstate.co.nz average asking prices in Auckland fell 2.3% to NZ$828,629 in January, down from NZ$848,195 in December. Inventory has also taken a hit, with the total number of new listings across the country in January being 8144, down 14.6% compared with the same month a year ago. The national average asking price in January was NZ$542,514, up 3.7% from December, ending a four month consecutive decline, though still short of the all time high of NZ$568,215 set in August 2015.

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Furniture maker trials plantation timber

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:03

In an experiment where art meets science, a local furniture maker has put Tasmania’s plantation timbers to the test. Source: ABC News Phillip Blacklow wanted to compare plantation species to more commonly used regrowth timber known as Tasmanian Oak. He said he wanted to see whether the plantation materials came up to the same standard. There have been concerns Tasmanian plantation timber would only be good for pulping, not high-end products because of issues with cracking within the sawlogs once they have been milled. Forestry scientist Dr Chris Harwood said after years of research the problem had been addressed. “Different methods of cutting the wood and different methods of drying and also steam reconditioning after the timber has been dried, they all had to be tested to come up with the best methods,” he said. Mr Blacklow put the timber to the test by making three versions of each of his furniture designs ­– two using different plantation timber species and one using regrowth timber. He said he was pleased with the results. “The plantation material being slightly softer than the regrowth actually made it more workable,” he said. Mr Blacklow said speciality timber is limited and plantation timber could fill the void. “If you rely on a dwindling [supply] and it is realistically a dwindling supply then you either give up or you adapt,” he said. “You’ve got to have viability, you’ve got to have volume, you can’t just produce one piece of furniture a year and expect to live you need to be able to have enough volume.” Most of Tasmania’s plantations have been grown for pulp but a percentage has been pruned for sawlogs. Dr Harwood said more plantation sawlogs would be coming in the next decade. “The projections are that there’s going to be quite large volumes of this plantation sawlog-grade logs coming through and available for processing in Tasmania starting in the mid to late 2020s,” he said. He said Mr Blacklow’s experiment demonstrated plantation species could be used to produce high-end products. “We could write scientific papers about how good these boards are from these plantation sawlogs but it really requires a master craftsman to actually show in this case a viewing is certainly worth a thousand words.”

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Clumsy possum halts logging at Errinundra Victoria

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:02

Victoria’s logging agency has halted the practice on the Errinundra Plateau in East Gippsland after the discovery of a colony of rare greater gliders. Source: ABC News The Goongerah Environment Centre conducted a night time citizen survey and found 15 of the rare possums in two areas earmarked for logging. The greater glider has large furry ears, is capable of gliding up to 100 metres and is known as the “clumsy possum” because of its awkward gait on land. Ed Hill from the Goongerah Environment Centre said a pre-logging survey should have been completed to check for the species. “If our survey work was not taken, the [area] would have been logged and all of those greater gliders that we did detect would most likely be dead this week,” he said. “When the loggers come in and knock their trees over they’re asleep in hollows during the day and they just don’t stand a chance.” VicForests agreed to suspend logging to allow the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning to conduct its own survey to verify the sightings. VicForests acting general manager of planning David Walsh said the presence of more than 10 greater gliders within a one-kilometre area would trigger a 100-hectare Special Protection Zone. “This would actually mean we can’t go back and harvest the site in question,” he said. “It may come at a cost for us but we’re required to manage for environmental values like greater gliders and we would certainly be complying with any direction given to us by the department.”

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<p>Claims that our workplace protection

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:01

Claims that our workplace protection laws somehow impinge on free speech are absolute rubbish according to an article in The Mercury by Paul Harriss, Tasmanian State Resources Minister. Source: The Mercury Mr Harriss said that what the laws actually do is protect free speech, while also protecting workers who want to earn a legitimate living. Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown held a protest rally on Parliament lawns recently and was able to make his point about Lapoinya without allegedly breaking the law. About 70 anti-forestry protesters, as well as a pro-forestry group, were able to protest and make their point at the Lapoinya logging coupe without breaching any laws or hindering operations. He said that these alleged invasions have resulted in harvesting operations at Lapoinya being suspended, affecting 11 workers and contractors, and costing an estimated $12,500. Tasmania Police also incurred 413 man hours, including 33 hours of overtime, policing the site — costing taxpayers more than $25,000. When police are tied-up there, they can’t help others elsewhere. With the right to free speech comes responsibilities he said, I’m sure most Tasmanians agree that when you invade a workplace and stop people earning a legitimate living, you have crossed the line. He said State Parliament agreed when it passed workplace protection laws which, contrary to claims, do not provide for mandatory penalties, but rather for fines up to $10,000 and up to four years’ jail for repeat offenders. The irony is, until recently, the Lapoinya coupe was not contentious at all. It is regrowth forest that has been harvested before. Mr Harriss claimed that under that disastrous so-called peace deal, peak environmental organisations including The Wilderness Society, Environment Tasmania and the Australian Conservation Foundation put forward about 600,000ha of what they called “high conservation value” forest they wanted protected, in return for allowing harvesting in other forests. Lapoinya was not in that claim, rather it was in the bit that the environmental movement and the Greens, who ultimately voted for the deal, were happy to see harvested. He said that it was true that on coming to office we tore up that job-destroying deal, as we said we would. But how did that suddenly make regrowth trees that were OK to harvest somehow the most precious forest in Tasmania? Of course it didn’t, he said but the fact is whether or not we tore up the deal would not have mattered, the greens were always going to dishonour the deal and protest down the track. Mr Harriss said the greens are world champions at moving the goalposts and Lapoinya is the latest case in point. They work by incrementalism, promising peace, but then going back to the trenches. He said that for example, although we have torn up the deal, about another 120,000ha had already been permanently locked up in the World Heritage Area by Labor and the Greens. Still, the greens want more, even regrowth forest — even though more than half of the state is already in reserves. Mr Harriss said that as the green movement reverts to its tired, old playbook, Tasmanians can be assured that his government will stand up for the forest industry, free speech and the rights of workers.

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Forestry Tas boss exits

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 02:00

The flare-up of conflict over logging has been linked to the departure of four out of six Forestry Tasmania board members, including chairman Bob Annells. Source: ABC News Resources Minister Paul Harriss said Mr Annells decided not to seek reappointment as head of the government business for “personal reasons”. “He has done a very, very good job, in terms of his leadership of Forestry Tasmania during a particularly difficult time,” Mr Harriss said. But the State Opposition and the Tasmanian Greens believe the departure of more than half of the board suggests a disagreement with government direction. Labor leader Bryan Green blamed the Minister’s mismanagement of the forestry portfolio. “He [Harriss] wants the old wars back, the forest wars,” Mr Green said. “Bob Annells was trying to move the business forward so that it was market driven as opposed to supply driven. “Of course a person who wants to maintain his credibility like Bob Annells would choose to leave.” Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O’Connor said Mr Annells and at least two other outgoing board members supported the Tasmanian forest peace process. Terry Edwards from the Forest Industries Association said he had not had an easy time at the helm of the government business. “In extremely difficult circumstances where we’ve had a very high Australian dollar,” he said. “The amount of forest area available to Forestry Tasmania has been decimated to the point where it’s only 50% of what it once was and I think he’s done a very, very good job and I think it’s unfortunate that he’s chosen not to continue.” He said Mr Annells had always acted in a manner consistent with the government’s intentions.

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NZ improves forestry safety

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 01:58

Data on the forestry industry shows there has been significant drop in workplace deaths and injuries, Worksafe New Zealand data shows in 2015 three forestry workers died on the job compared with 10 in 2013. Source: Radio New Zealand There was also half the number of serious accidents last year at 79. The industry was massively overhauled in 2014 after an investigation into its accident record. The investigation found forestry was the most dangerous industry to work in, with more than 1000 serious injuries and 32 deaths between 2008 and 2013. Forest Industry Contractors chief executive John Stulen said with the help of new technology, forest managers and contractors have led positive safety changes. “Our production has gone from 19 million cube in 2008 to over 30 million cubic metres, so the rate of serious harm is actually now a third of what it was in 2008,” he said. “We’ve gone way ahead and our members have led the pro-active change to identifying risk more actively, getting a mind set in crews that safety is the most important thing. “In 2013 we were infected with cowboys coming into the industry because prices and volumes were high.” A well resourced safety council has been set up, he said. “We’ve had a huge growth in steep slope harvesters. There’s been $70 million invested in these new harvesters. “They put a man in a cab and they put them on steep slopes where we couldn’t fell before and those machines have taken a lot of the harm out and allowed us to produce more wood safely,” Mr Stulen said.

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$14m forest training centre in Tasmania

Australian timber industry news - Do, 04/02/2016 - 01:55

An Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre has officially been launched in Tasmania, where researchers will work with industry to transform the Australian forest products sector. Sources: Timberbiz, ABC Rural The ARC Training Centre for Forest Value, based at the University of Tasmania, was awarded more than $3.6 million in ARC funding in the 2015 round of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme. The $14 million forestry transformation centre is in Electrona in southern Tasmania and is a collaboration between the University of Tasmania and seven industry partners including Forico, the Pre Fab Lab, SFM Environmental Solutions and Forestry Tasmania. The aim is to produce graduates that will increase the value of Tasmanian wood products. Three new postdoctoral research positions and 10 PhD projects will allow researchers and industry specialists to add value to Tasmanian timber and forests by working in every part of the supply chain. Deputy director of the training centre Professor Mark Hunt said the centre would produce the next generation of researchers, managers and research leaders. “We are really looking at forestry and forest products, the production landscape and future infrastructure needs and bring all of those things together,” he said. “In the past we’ve tended to think of them quite separately. “What we’re trying to do here is work with partners in fabrication, construction, with other partners in processing of timber, in growing forests, understanding how to restore and manage environmental services in our landscapes, and just connect these together so we can create a better outcome all along the value chain.” Professor Hunt said he had seen big changes in the way Tasmania handled its forests. “What we’re doing is coming in behind and working with industry stakeholders to identify what we need to learn and understand and how we need to train people to do things in the modern way.” Managing director of the Pre Fab Lab at the centre Matthew Gee said, as a builder and manufacturer, he would always value the qualities of specialty timber but he saw a future for composite products with accurate tolerances. “That’s a product produced through the mixture of fibre, or stripping such as is used in the production of veneers,” he said. The Industrial Transformation Research Programme, which funds Research Hubs and Training Centres, delivers research funding to enhance collaboration with key industries to find solutions to critical industry problems. ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Aidan Byrne said a particular focus at the centre would be training a workforce capable of improving resource utilisation and creating value at all stages along the forest-to-building supply chain.  

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Enviva Partners, LP Increases Distribution Over Previous Quarter

Forest Products IIII - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 22:51
[Business Wire] - Enviva Partners, LP announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.4600 per common and subordinated unit for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Plum Creek Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015

Forest Products IIII - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 22:20
[Business Wire] - Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. today announced fourth quarter earnings of $34 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on revenues of $323 million. Results include approximately $8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, of transaction costs directly related to the pending merger with Weyerhaeuser Company .

The Transition movement, climate change, commons and REDD

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 17:44
“What if the world’s leaders have decided not to tackle climate change? What if they’ve decided it’s easier to deal with the impacts rather than tackle the underlying causes?” Nick Buxton started to think about these questions back in 2009 at the UN climate meeting in Copenhagen. “It became quite … read more

The Maninjau Resolution

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 17:24
3 February, 2016

The Maninjau Resolution

28th January 2016

Wilmar’s broken promises: we want action not just pledges

The world’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd. (F34.SI / WLIL.SI), promised ‘Zero Exploitation’ throughout its supply chain alongside its commitment to ‘Zero Deforestation’. As human rights workers and NGOs that support the rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities in Indonesia and internationally, we NGOs who assembled here near Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra on 26-28 January 2016, declare the following.

  • Wilmar, through its wholly owned subsidiary PT PHP1, has wilfully violated the rights of the Minangkabau people of Nagari Kapa in Pasaman Barat by taking over their lands with deceit and contrary to the expressed will of the people;
  • Despite appeals by the community not to take out a Business Use Permit (HGU) over their lands – which would permanently extinguish their rights – the company went ahead with its application and secured a HGU;
  • We regret that the National Land Bureau (BPN) and local government colluded with Wilmar in  defrauding the people of Kapa of their rights to their collective lands (ulayat);
  • We note with alarm that Wilmar went ahead with this land grab (land taken without consent) despite the fact that the Kapa people had formally complained about Wilmar’s plans to the Complaints Panel of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO);
  • The company pursued its unilateral action despite meeting with the Kapa people’s representatives in November 2014 in Kuala Lumpur and despite the company offering, in the presence of RSPO staff, to hold meetings with BPN and the community to explore legal alternatives to a HGU to secure their plantations;
  • We note that the Kapa people stated that they were not asking Wilmar to leave their lands but only that the company rent or lease their lands instead of taking out a HGU, which would have the effect of permanently extinguishing their rights, a measure they cannot accept;
  • We question the honesty of Wilmar in going ahead to take over this land without the Free Prior and Informed Consent of the Kapa people, as expressed through their self-chosen representatives , in violation of a core element of the RSPO’s standard;
  • Following the Kuala Lumpur meeting, the Kapa leadership was harassed by the provincial police, questioned about their attendance at the RSPO meeting in KL, with the community leader being detained in custody for 2 months, even though he was never formally charged or tried.

The Kapa case is far from isolated. We note that there are many similar land disputes in other Wilmar operations and its suppliers, in other parts of West Sumatra, Jambi, West Kalimantan, Papua and more widely.  Indeed, throughout Indonesia, it is normal for companies to take out HGU over community lands without informing the communities that this process permanently extinguishes their rights to their lands.  Land disputes have proliferated and the number of cases of criminalization of community leaders seeking to defend the rights of their communities continues to rise.

In view of this alarming case and the wider situation, we therefore demand the following:

  • That the RSPO strongly sanctions Wilmar for its continued violation of the RSPO standard by  taking over the lands of the Kapa community without their free, prior and informed consent and in violation of other elements of the RSPO standard;
  • That BPN and the local government engage in good faith with the Kapa community to resolve this conflict;
  • That the national police investigate the abuse of process  by its local unit in Padang and adopts a revised national policy to halt the arbitrary criminalization of community representatives seeking to defend their peoples’ rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia;
  • That those advising Wilmar on the implementation of its policies (such as TFT), review their engagement with the company if it does not immediately and demonstrably change its ways of dealing with communities;
  • That BPN and the Agrarian Ministry should adopt revised policies for the promotion of agricultural investment on community lands, in ways which recognise and secure communities rights to their lands and which do not require that they surrender their rights.

We, the undersigned, are calling for real sustainable development - development with justice - and for an end to colonial models of land development, which require native peoples’ to surrender their land to foreign investors.

  1. PUSAKA, Jakarta
  2. Scale Up, Pekanbaru
  3. Jaringan Masyarakat Gambut Riau (JMGR), Pekanbaru, Riau
  4. AGRA Jambi 
  5. WALHI Jambi
  6. WALHI Sumatera Barat
  7. Hutan Kita Institute (HaKI Institute), Palembang, Sumatera Selatan 
  8. Link-AR Borneo, Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat
  9. WALHI Kalimantan Barat
  10. Yayasan Petak Danum, Kapuas, Kalimantan Tengah
  11. Yayasan Betang Borneo, Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah
  12. Serikat Tani Mangatang Tarung, Mantangai, Kapuas, Kalimantan Tengah
  13. JASOIL, Manokwari, Papua Barat
  14. Lembaga Adat Suku Yerisiam, Nabire, Papua
  15. Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria, Jakarta (CONFIRM)
  16. Eksekutif Nasional Walhi, Jakarta
  17. TUK Indonesia, Jakarta
  18. Perkumpulan HuMa, Jakarta
  19. Forest Peoples Programme, UK

(Bahasa Indonesia: Resolusi Maninjau)

 

 

Forestry and Flooding - discussion paper February 2016

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 17:22
Tree planting can play an important role in reducing flood risks, says Confor's Technical Director Andrew Heald. In this discussion...

Confor takes flooding and forestry message to Westminster

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 17:19
Confor was invited to give evidence to a Westminster committee's inquiry into future flood prevention during a constructive debate on flooding and tree planting at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on...

New stage

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 15:19
1st February 2016 – 31st July 2016 Adrian Regos, from the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, will be six months with CEF researchers (Pierre Drapeau), working on breeding bird dynamics, analyzing potential drivers of change and distribution patterns. Enjoy your stay!

Protected: Of Trees and Banks

GFIS - Mi, 03/02/2016 - 15:13
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