A statement to the AIIB and the ITDC: Indonesian civil society rejects sham consultations and the use of state security in resolving land rights issues in the Mandalika project

In response to the sham consultation meeting organised by the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesian Civil Society calls out ITDC’s lack of willingness to resolve land disputes affecting Indigenous populations and rejects the continuous involvement of state security forces in the AIIB-financed Mandalika Urban Development and Tourism Project The Governor of West Nusa Tenggara… Continue reading A statement to the AIIB and the ITDC: Indonesian civil society rejects sham consultations and the use of state security in resolving land rights issues in the Mandalika project

Wirtschafts Woche: While climate protection is being talked about, a new hotspot for mass tourism is being developed

G20 summit will take place in the holiday paradise of Bali from November 15 to November 16, 2022. Host country Indonesia has an ambitious strategy for the tourism sector: “Ten new Balis” are to be built. Satellite images from the neighboring island of Lombok show how vehemently investors and authorities are pushing through the mega-projects.“… Continue reading Wirtschafts Woche: While climate protection is being talked about, a new hotspot for mass tourism is being developed

Indonesian civil society calls for the cancellation of the World Superbike event to honours victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive compensation and resettlement

In response to the World Superbike Event held at the Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok “Impoverished Indigenous Sasak communities continue to be intimidated into giving up their ancestral lands in Mandalika (Lombok, Indonesia),  the World Superbike event should be canceled to honor thousands of victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive adequate compensation… Continue reading Indonesian civil society calls for the cancellation of the World Superbike event to honours victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive compensation and resettlement

Ahead of AIIB Annual Meeting, Indonesian Civil Society Demands Bank Ends Reprisals & Intimidation of Indigenous Communities in Mandalika

Mandalika, Indonesia, 25 October 2022: Ahead of this week’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) annual meeting (26-27 October), the Indonesian Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development has published a statement exposing the evictions and intimidation carried out against Indigenous Sasak people on the Indonesian island of Lombok, as a result of the AIIB-funded Mandalika Urban and… Continue reading Ahead of AIIB Annual Meeting, Indonesian Civil Society Demands Bank Ends Reprisals & Intimidation of Indigenous Communities in Mandalika

Mongabay: U.N., rights groups flag potential violations in $3b Indonesian tourism project

By providing core finance for the project, AIIB must take responsibility for its complicity in bankrolling the Mandalika project, where its client and project proponents have been implicated in inflicting human rights violations and fueling land conflicts.

China Dialogue: Coal-powered industrial parks test Indonesia’s climate pledges – and China’s too

Industrial parks at three of Indonesia’s nickel hotspots – Obi Island, Morowali and Weda Bay – aim to have 14 coal power plants with 71 turbines, totalling 12,579 MW, according to GEM data. That’s more than double the 6,109 MW of captive power the nation’s nickel industry already has in operation. Tsingshan, which runs the… Continue reading China Dialogue: Coal-powered industrial parks test Indonesia’s climate pledges – and China’s too

Adding coal to the fire

Our research on China’s new and ongoing international coal-fired power deals show that while project completion rate is on the decline, and the cancellation rate of projects in a number of countries has risen during the past year, there is a risk that over 3,645 megawatts of newly announced deals from 2021 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Serbia, as well as over 10 GW of planned projects in six countries across Europe, Asia and Africa may receive financing or at risk of getting built and put into operation.

G20 Is Opportunity for China to Make Good on its Coal Phase-out Promise – Just Finance International

Copenhagen, 27 October 2021:- China must provide clarity on whether its “international new coal projects exit” covers existing projects during this weekend’s G20 gathering in Rome, or run the risk of building outdated, unwanted climate-warming coal-fired electricity capacity, according to Just Finance International. The commitment to exit coal projects was made by Chinese leader Xi… Continue reading G20 Is Opportunity for China to Make Good on its Coal Phase-out Promise – Just Finance International

BenarNews: UN raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia

UN human rights experts raise serious concerns about a large-scale tourism project in Mandalika, Indonesia. “Where is accountability?” ask project affected communities in an article published by BenarNews. Wawa Wang, Just Finance’s program director, points to gaps in the funder Asia Infrastructure Investments Bank (AIIB)’s environmental and social framework system as partly to blame for… Continue reading BenarNews: UN raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia