Assessing The Threat of Coal-Fired Power Plants to Biodiversity in Sumatera

Indonesia is a megabiodiversity area and the island of Sumatra is the secondrichest island in terms of biodiversity in Indonesia after Papua. The stabilityof the ecosystem is important to support human life physically, biologically,economically, and culturally. The negative impact on local biodiversity has intensified withthe development of mine-mouth coal-fired power plants, which are alreadyoperating in …

Jatam Sulteng & AEER Urge China as Organizer of UN Biodiversity Conference to Announce Its Foreign Investment Not To Dump Tailing Waste Into Sea Zone

Press Release of JATAM Central Sulawesi and AEER Jakarta & Palu, Wednesday 13 October 2021 The Central Sulawesi Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) and the People’s Action & Ecology and Emancipation Society (AEER) will submit a petition rejecting the disposal of tailings waste into the sea from the nickel battery industry and urge the government to …

Indonesia promised to protect the ocean from mine waste, but risky regulation threatens to undermine its commitment

Indonesia is the world’s largest nickel producer and is poised to dramatically scale up production to meet skyrocketing demand. Nickel demand is expected to increase six-fold by 2030, driven in large part by demand for electric vehicle batteries. The two major projects anchoring the country’s battery-grade nickel build out, the Morowali Industrial Park and the …

[Publication] South Sumatera Low Carbon Development To Be Hampered by Low Quality Coal Investment

South Sumatera Province, Indonesia, has 21.926 megawatt (MW) renewable potential. It uses only 67 MW, around 0,3 percent. The province has its vision energy management, “To Create reliable and optimising local source energy with environment and sustainability perspective.” One of its Regional General Planning on Energy’s policy direction is using new and renewable energy by …

The Impact of Climate Change is Getting Stronger, Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) Need To Exclude Fossil Energy In Investments

Press Release Perkumpulan AEER & Trend Asia January, 28th 2021 The government is currently forming an Investment Management Institution or the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), with an initial capital of IDR 75 trillion rupiahs which is expected to attract investment funds from abroad. Environmental organizations expect the INA to have a policy on the fossil …

Hua Pioneer’s Steps to Cancel Request for Permit to Dispose of Tailings in the Morowali Sea Should Be the Standard for All Companies

Press Release Aksi Ekologi dan Emansipasi Rakyat (AEER), Jatam Sulawesi Tengah, Yayasan Tanah Merdeka Nickel company for electric vehicle batteries, Hua Pioneer canceled the permit request disposal of tailings to the Morowali sea. Nani Hendiarti, Deputy for Management Coordination Environment and Forestry Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and investment, revealed that the withdrawal of the …

Supporting Renewable Should Be Part of Tackling Pandemic

By Sartika Nur Shalati, AEER Coal Researcher The mineral and coal mining sector which is a mainstay of Indonesian government has decreased because the companies have difficulty to maintain business performance during the period ofCovid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recently released a report on 2019 Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) prior to …

On Anti Dumping Costs for Nickel Products Export to the European Union

Stop the Inexpensive Nickel Product Policy, Improve Labor Welfare, Stop Using Coal Power Plants, and Cancel Plans to Dispose Waste Into the Sea Press Release, June 3, 2020 Perkumpulan Aksi Ekologi & Emansipasi Rakyat (AEER), Jatam Central Sulawesi, Yayasan Tanah Merdeka .The cheap prices of processed nickel ore products produced in Indonesia are inseparable from cheap labor costs and incomplete …

Over 260 Civil Society groups call on Chinese Authorities to Ensure that Covid-19 Financial Relief is Not Targeted to Harmful Projects

On April 29, 2020, over 260 civil society groups across the world called on the Chinese government to ensure that COVID-19 related financial relief for struggling Belt and Road projects flows only to high quality overseas investments satisfying specific stringent criteria, and avoid bailing out projects already mired in environmental, social, biodiversity, climate, or financial …