Community Advocacy

ICEL assisted the community in Serang, Banten to advocate the Ciujung River pollution case.  PT IKPP (Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper), which disposes its waste to the Ciujung River, had been ordered to conduct a mandatory environmental audit based on the fact that the industry has high risks and does not comply with the law.  On 3 October 2013, ICEL, local community organisations and impacted community members had a meeting with the Head of Environmental Agency, Serang Regency, to discuss the PT IKPP compliance in implementing the audit’s recommendations. The activity continued with a meeting with Ahmad Soleh (a member of Commission IV, Serang Regency House of Representative) to share the advocacy strategy regarding the environmental audit of PT IKPP.  ICEL had a key role in ensuring the meetings resulted in positive environmental outcomes for the Ciujung River case.