Coal mining is bringing devastation to landscapes and livelihoods in Kalimantan, where a coal-rush is in full swing. Indonesia is now the world's largest exporter of thermal coal - supplying power stations and generating electricity in India, China, Europe and many other countries around the world.

DTE is campaigning against UK involvement in Indonesia's coal rush. We need to reduce demand for coal in order to protect livelihoods in Kalimantan as well as reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions.

Bumi Resources' giant Kaltim Prima coal mine in East Kalimantan. (Photo:JATAM)

Two members of DTE (left) and London Mining Network member (right) join the protest outside BHP Billiton AGM, October 23rd, in London.

For the full story see report on LMN website.

Joint briefing by WDM, LMN, WALHI, FoE Australia and DTE

October 2014

For centuries, the indigenous Dayak peoples of Indonesian Borneo lived from the abundant forests and rivers that blanketed the
region. Now, BHP Billiton is planning to build a series of massive coal mines that would destroy primary rainforest, deprive indigenous peoples of their customary land, and pollute water sources relied on by up to 1 million people.

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16 July 2014

The attached letter from Greenpeace International and BankTrack was sent to the banks listed below on 16th June.

There is growing concern over international finance support for Bumi Resources - the Bakrie family coal mining whose messy "divorce" from Bumi plc - now renamed ARMS - has provided juicy headlines for the business press in recent months.

UK involvement in the mining oil and gas sector in Indonesia

Presentation by DTE, May 2014

DTE's Andrew Hickman gave the following presentation at a public meeting, Mining, Law and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities, held by the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, in May 2014.

DTE's Andrew Hickman reflects on the final settlement of the dispute at Bumi plc, now renamed Asia Resource Minerals

DTE update, April 4, 2014

How the UK government’s push for trade and investment risks making things worse for  hard-pressed communities

DTE 98, March 2014

Snapshots from a year of campaigns

DTE 98, March 2014

Focusing public attention on the devastating impacts on communities, environment and climate of coal mining and agrofuels featured prominently in DTE’s work over the last year.