Addressing Sustainability and Justice in Rural Indonesia

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court recognizes the rights of customary communities to their forests and traditional lands. Read more below. Read more from: The Jakarta Post Read more about Forest and Climate Policy  Last week Indonesia took a major step in a multi-decade struggle to address unsustainable forest and land use practices...

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International Hydropower Association’s World Congress: Excluding Indigenous Peoples & Supporting Corruption

The International Hydropower Association (IHA), an industry lobbying group composed of dam-builders and institutions that claim to promote the “sustainable” use of hydropower, will be hosting its upcoming World Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia – a decision that has provoked criticism from concerned NGOs and dam-affected communities. By hosting the congress...

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Building Indigenous Resilience in the Face of Land-grabbing

The Borneo Project Director Jettie Word and The Borneo Project board member Judith Mayer discuss the importance of helping indigenous communities fight for legal recognition of their land as well as blocking destructive projects, such as palm oil plantations, logging operations, and large scale hydroelectric projects during a July 2012 interview...

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