A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP
A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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Land clearing for palm oil plantations jeopardises Indonesia’s climate commitments, harms rural communities: report

  • Human Rights Watch points out that weak governance in the forestry and plantation sectors is putting at risk Jakarta’s pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • It also found palm oil expansion led to land conflicts, some of which involved the removal of land from villagers without replacement or adequate compensation 

Topic |   Indonesia
A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP
A girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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