Indonesia has great natural wealth but many of its citizens live in extreme poverty. Democratic progress has been made since the resigation of former president Suharto in 1998, but many civil society organisations feel that far too little progress has been made towards sustainable management of the country's resources, and ensuring that Indonesia's diverse communities have a real say in decisions which affect their future.

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

DTE Update, London, 4th March 2014

The London Mining Network, World Development Movement and other NGOs today repeated their calls for tougher regulation of extractive industry companies listing on the London Stock Exchange. They want new requirements for companies to meet standards on human rights, environment and climate before listing in London, and to meet much higher transparency standards.

Ministers turn a blind eye to biofuels' devastating impacts

DTE update, 12th December, 2013

December 2013

AMAN is collecting signatures from groups and individuals in Indonesia and internationally in support of a petition for speedy implementation of the Indonesian Constitutional Courts decision 35, 2013. This landmark ruling of May 2013 reaffirms that customary forests are forests located in Indigenous territories and should no longer be considered as state forests.

DTE Call for action on agrofuels, December 2013

We have between now and 12th December 2013 to urge the EU Governments to put forward a strong proposal on how to fix the failing biofuels policy.

If you live in the EU, please help us to support the calls from Indonesia by contacting your Energy Ministers and Prime Ministers/Presidents, by email, phone, letter or Twitter asking them to:

Update by London Mining Network and Down to Earth

6 November 2013

A shorter version of this update appeared as an LMN press release on November 6th

Banks, mining companies and the communities that bear the brunt

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