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.

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.

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

DTE 98, March 2014

DTE 98, March 2014

Indecision and uncertainty on EU biofuels policy persists, as communities in Indonesia continue to suffer the impacts of oil palm expansion.

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.