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Samsung C&T fined 15.3 million USD for a large-scale fire at an Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

On November 10, 2021, Riau District Court, Indonesia, sentenced Samsung C&T’s subsidiary in Indonesia to a fine of 15.3 million USD for violating the Law 32 of 2009 on Protection and Environmental Management. In September 2019, a large-scale fire broke out burning...

WE’RE HIRING – Cross Programme Campaign Coordinator

We are looking for a Cross Programme Campaign Coordinator to join Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific.   Position Title: Cross Program Campaign Coordinator Position: Part time 2 days a week Project Period: One year, starting in January 2022 Salary: Commensurate...

We call for a just recovery for Gaza and an immediate end to Israel’s illegal occupation.

In June 2007, Israel intensified their enclosure of the Gaza Strip. This left 2 million people trapped in the largest open prison in human history. In 2016, the UN Secretary-General called it “a collective punishment for which there must be accountability.” While the...

Large-Scale Deforestation at Korea Forest Service’s REDD+ Site in Cambodia

PRESS RELEASE – Korea Federation for Environmental Movements More than 37% of forests destroyed in Korea Forest Service’s Cambodia REDD+ Pilot Project. Korea Forest Service criticized of promoting the project’s success, despite poor management. Immediate need...

Komodo National Park in Danger: Public’s Response to UNESCO’s Calls to the Indonesian Government

PRESS RELEASE – August 3, 2021 WALHI and Sunspirit for Justice and Peace An amplified wave of protest against the development project that threatens the sustainability of the conservation, local economy, and people’s living space within Komodo National...