DTE activities update

DTE 88, April 2011

Since our last update in December 2010 DTE has:

  • finalised our new strategy for 2011-2013. In this period we will work to support communities in Indonesia defend their livelihoods and rights to resources, against coal mining, agrofuels plantations, top-down resource exploitation in Papua and damaging top-down climate change initiatives. We also aim to hold governments and companies in Europe to account for the livelihood, human rights and climate justice impacts of their policies and investments relating to these sectors.
  • published our report on palm oil and poverty in a Riau village. Plantations and Poverty is available in English and Indonesian.
  • worked with partners in West Papua to facilitate a series of workshops on climate justice (see separate item on workshops carried out in Aceh last year)
  • published a compilation of information about BP's Tangguh project in West Papua, focusing on the social, environmental and human rights standards BP has committed itself to. See separate item.

Finally, sadly, DTE is saying goodbye to Betty Tiominar, who has done great work for DTE since 2005. Thank you so much for your hard work, Betty and we wish you all the best for the future!