25 December 2008

[sobat-hutan] Re: [mediacare] Greenpeace News release December 25th 2008: Action by Greenpeace in the North Sea: Palm oil that kills the climate and forests is NOT welcome



 
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From: findi k
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 7:01 PM
Subject: [mediacare] Greenpeace News release December 25th 2008: Action by Greenpeace in the North Sea: Palm oil that kills the climate and forests is NOT welcome

(Indonesia version bellow)

Action by Greenpeace in the North Sea: Palm Oil that kills the climate and forests is Not Welcome

25 December 2008, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS - Greenpeace today protested against a shipment of Indonesian palm oil en route to Rotterdam by painting "Palm oil Destroys Climate and Forests" on the side of the Isola Corallo. The tanker is transporting palm oil from Indonesia's largest palm oil producer, Sinar Mas, to Europe and was already subject to a Greenpeace action six weeks ago in the port of Dumai in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Recent Greenpeace investigations (1) have brought to light information showing that Sinar Mas is actively destroying Indonesian rain forests and peat lands. While not itself a household name, Sinar Mas supplies to multinationals like Nestle, Pizza Hut and Burger King.

"Sinar Mas is a climate and forest criminal" said Suzanne Kröger, Forests campaigner, Greenpeace Netherlands. "Despite on-going discussions with Greenpeace, Sinar Mas continues to destroy Indonesia's last rain forests. Now is the time for companies like Nestle and Burger King to show their concern for the welfare of the planet by cancelling their contracts with Sinar Mas, otherwise they are supporting the ongoing destruction of some of the world's last remaining forests and thereby dramatically speeding up climate change."

Companies like Unilever, who also buy from Sinar Mas, are supporting the Greenpeace call for a moratorium on any further expansion of palm oil plantations in the remaining Indonesian rain forests. In addition to pushing for the moratorium, Greenpeace believes that companies now need to show that they are serious by cancelling contracts with companies like Sinar Mas that continue to deforest for palm oil in Indonesia.

Indonesia is the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China and the USA) as a result almost entirely of deforestation. Not only is this a disaster for the climate and local biodiversity but also for indigenous communities who depend on the forests for their livelihood and for unique wildlife such as the endangered Sumatran tiger and orang-utan.

Bustar Maitar, Forest campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: "If the Indonesian government doesn't take urgent action now, millions more hectares of pristine forests will be cut down and burnt. They also need to stop their hypocrisy: first they sell concessions to companies who have a long-standing record of forest decimation and then they ask the international community for funds to protect the very same forests. In order to qualify for funds to save their forests, the government must implement a moratorium on any further deforestation so that companies like Sinar Mas don't cut down all of the trees before the money can reach the forests."

Greenpeace's "Forests for Climate" funding mechanism for forest protection was presented at the Poznan climate talks earlier this month. The document is a blueprint for the international community to establish funding for tropical forest protection as one of the major steps in the fight to curb climate change. Countries like Indonesia are hoping to get financial compensation for their attempts to reduce deforestation, meanwhile Sinar Mas's expansion plans include the conversion of almost 2 million hectares of pristine forest in Indonesia's Papua provinces as well as further forest clearing in Kalimantan and Sumatra.

Greenpeace is an independent, global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment, and to promote peace.

Contacts:
Suzanne Kröger, Forests campaigner, Greenpeace Netherlands (onboard the Rainbow Warrior) +31 (6) 2129 6901
Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner Greenpeace Southeast Asia, (onboard the Rainbow Warrior) +31 (0) 6 347 38 796
Arja Helming, Media Campaigner, Greenpeace Netherlands, +31 (6) 2503 1012
Findi Kenandarti, Assistant Media Campaigner (in Jakarta) +62 816 1681840

Desk photo Greenpeace International +44 (0) 207 865 8230
Desk video Greenpeace International +31 646 16 2015

Notes to the Editor:

(1) See the Greenpeace briefing ‘Sinar Mas: Indonesian Palm oil menace’
http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/en/press/reports/sinar_mas_indonesian_palm_oil_menance

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Aksi Greenpeace di Laut Utara: Menolak Minyak Kelapa Sawit Penghancur hutan dan iklim

25 Desember 2008, Rotterdam, BELANDA â€" Hari ini Greenpeace memprotes kedatangan minyak kelapa sawit menuju Rotterdam. Para aktivis mengecat lambung kapal Isola Corallo dengan tulisan “Forest crime” (Kejahatan Iklim) Kapal tanker tersebut memuat minyak kelapa sawit dari Sinar Mas, produsen minyak kelapa sawit terbesar Indonesia dan telah menjadi sasaran aksi Greenpeace enam minggu lalu di Dumai, Riau.

Investigasi Greenpeace paling mutakhir (1) mengungkapkan bukti bahwa perusahaan ini menghancurkan hutan dan lahan gambut dalam skala besar di Indonesia. Sinar Mas adalah pemasok perusahaan-perusahaan multinasional seperti Nestle, Unilever, Pizza Hut dan Burger King.

“Sinar Mas adalah penjahat iklim dan hutan,” kata Suzanne Kröger, Juru Kampanye Hutan, Greenpeace Belanda. “Sementara pembicaraan dengan Greenpeace terus berlangsung, Sinar Mas terus merusak hutan Indonesia yang tersisa. Sekarang saatnya bagi perusahaan seperti Nestle dan Burger King untuk secepatnya membatalkan kontrak mereka dengan Sinar Mas bila mereka tidak mau dikatakan mendukung pengrusakan hutan dunia yang tersisa yang secara drastik mempercepat memburuknya perubahan iklim.”

Perusahaan seperti Unilever, yang juga membeli minyak kelapa sawit Sinar Mas, mendukung seruan Greenpeace akan moratorium akan perluasan perkebunan kelapa sawit di hutan Indonesia yang tersisa. Greenpeace percaya bahwa cara efektif bagi perusahaan-perusahaan pembeli minyak kelapa sawit menunjukkan kesungguhan mereka adalah dengan membatalkan kontrak dengan perusahaan seperti Sinar Mas yang terus merusak hutan Indonesia demi kelapa sawit.

Indonesia adalah pengemisi gas rumahkaca ketiga di dunia (setelah Cina dan Amerika Serikat) yang sebagian besar berasal dari deforestasi. Ini bukan hanya bencana bagi iklim dan bagi masyarakat adat yang penghidupannya bergantung kepada hutan, tetapi juga bagi keanekaragaman hayati yang terancam punah seperi harimau Sumatra dan orangutan.

Menurut Bustar Maitar, Juru Kampanye Hutan Greenpeace Asia Tenggara, “Jutaan hektar hutan alam akan ditebangi habis dan dibakar jika Pemerintah tidak mengambil tindakan segera. Pemerintah juga harus berhenti bersikap munafik: Mereka memberi konsesi kepada perusahaan yang lama telah memiliki sejarah penghancuran hutan, dan kemudian sekarang sibuk meminta dana kepada dunia internasional untuk menyelamatkan hutan. Agar layak mendapatkan dana perlindungan hutan, pemerintah harus menunjukkan kesungguhannya memperbaiki tata-kelola (governance) hutan dengan segera memberlakukan moratorium deforestasi agar perusahaan seperti Sinar Mas berhenti membuka semua hutan sebelum dana perlindungan diterima.”

Proposal “Hutan untuk Iklim” oleh Greenpeace telah dipaparkan di pertemuan iklim Poznan awal bulan ini. Dokumen itu adalah cetak biru bagi masyarakat internasional untuk memulai pendanaan bagi perlindungan hutan sebagai langkah penting untuk menangani perubahan iklim. Negara-negara seperti Indonesia berharap untuk mendapatkan kompensasi bagi usaha mereka mengurangi deforestasi, sementara itu rencana perluasan perkebunan Sinar Mas termasuk hampir 2 juta hektar hutan alam di Papua dan Papua Barat serta pengrusakan hutan di Kalimantan dan Sumatra terus berlangsung.

Greenpeace adalah organisasi kampanye global yang independen yang bekerja untuk mengubah sikap dan perlaku, demi melindungi dan mengkonservasi lingkungan dan mempromosikan perdamaian.

Kontak:
Suzanne Kröger, Juru Kampanye Hutan, Greenpeace Belanda (di atas kapal Rainbow Warrior) +31 (6) 2129 6901
Bustar Maitar, Juru Kampanye Hutan, Greenpeace Asia Tenggara (di atas kapal Rainbow Warrior) +31 (0) 6 347 38 796
Arja Helming, Juru Kampanye Media, Greenpeace Belanda (di atas kapal Rainbow Warrior) +31 (6) 2503 1012
Findi Kenandarti, Asisten Juru Kampanye Media (di Jakarta) +62 816 1681840

Desk foto Greenpeace International +44 (0) 207 865 8230
Desk video Greenpeace International +31 646 16 2015

Catatan Redaksi:

(1) See the Greenpeace briefing 'Sinar Mas: Indonesian Palm oil menace'
http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/en/press/reports/sinar_mas_indonesian_palm_oil_menance

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Findi Kenandarti
Asst Media Campaigner
Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Indonesia
Jalan Cimandiri No. 24, Cikini, Jakarta Pusat
10330 Jakarta
Indonesia

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