Press releases & position papers

October 24th, 2013

Extract from 'Initial reflections on the 2013 BHP Billiton AGM', by Andy Whitmore, on behalf of the London Mining Network

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Press Release by Down to Earth and London Mining Network

London, Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".

Indonesian and International Civil Society Statement on MIFEE policy

September 2013

The attached statement, translated by DTE, was distributed in Geneva at an International Consultation on Papua.


Joint statement by DTE, 11.11.11, Watch Indonesia! and WALHI

September 13th

Indonesian statement signed by 59 organisations calls for action on devastating impacts

September 10th, 2013

Statements from civil society organisations in Indonesia and Malaysia were sent to Members of the European Parliament yesterday, ahead of a crucial vote on agrofuels scheduled in Strasbourg tomorrow.

September 9th, 2013

Ahead of this week’s crucial vote on agrofuels by MEPs, new research released by Friends of the Earth Europe shows how EU policies are triggering far higher imports of palm oil than previously thought.

Indonesian edition of AMAN-DTE book published online

Press release by AMAN and DTE

May 21st, 2013

Following last Thursday’s landmark ruling on customary forests by Indonesia's Constitutional Court, AMAN and DTE have announced the publication online of the Indonesian edition of their book Forests for the Future. The printed version will be available at a later date.