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Neste Oil, a Finnish energy giant, has announced a new "no deforestation" policy [PDF] for sourcing palm oil. The company, which is one of the world's largest buyers of palm oil, had faced criticism from environmentalists for purchasing palm oil ...
On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forest
s (1), the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and more than 300 signatories call on the General Assembly and UN Institutions and Initiatives ...
The coalition of Indonesian NGOs on forest
s and climate today called for urgent action to strengthen and extend the two-year moratorium on deforestation which expires on 20 May. The moratorium has been weakened by lobbying from industry and even ...
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...
Greenpeace is dedicated to ending deforestation and preventing catastrophic climate change. We are often recognized for putting our lives and freedoms on the line to accomplish these goals. In the U.S. alone, Greenpeace is campaigning to save ...
NASA satellites recently between April 1 and June 30 have picked up extensive signals confirming what surfaced since quite a long time ago. The signals specify potential deforestation across large parts of the tropics-encompassing Columbia, ...
s are fast diminishing to the detriment of climate, biodiversity, and millions of people of dependent on forest
resources for their well-being. But is the full conservation of Africa's forest
s necessary to mitigate global climate ...
In the runup to June's Rio+20 Earth Summit, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a hot topic. First proposed by the Columbian government, SDGs are now regarded by many as possible concrete outcomes from a conference whose prospects for ...
President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono has issued a decree providing additional time for a presidential task force to establish a long-awaited agency to implement a two-year forest
moratorium. The project has been funded by the Norwegian government ...
In Mayan cosmology, thetree, with its elephantine, silver-grey trunk that towers above the jungle, is the tree of life, shoring up the corners of the sky and sending its roots deep into the underworld. In the centuries following the conquest ...
Kahindo Sipora Shemutambo, 58, a member of a Bambuti, or pygmy community, stands with her goat near the village of Mugunga, just west of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, on August 27, 2010. Dislodged from their traditional hunter-gatherer ...
The tropical forest
conservation plan, known as REDD
, has the potential to significantly reduce deforestation and carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
It could be the cheapest way to save the planet ...
2.5-billion-ha carbon map shows forest
s store 250B tons of carbon
s across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia stored 247 gigatons of carbon –; more than 30 years' worth of current emissions from fossil fuels use –; ...
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday signed a two-year moratorium on logging in primary forest
s and dredging in peatlands to unlock up to $1 billion in seed funding from the government of Norway that could help the country ...
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday finally signed a policy banning the conversion of primary forest
and peatland for two years as part of a government pledge to combat climate change through reducing deforestation.
With the ...
The Native Federation of the Río Madre de Dios and Tributaries (FENAMAD) issued a statement protesting that the state company PeruPetro has demarcated three new oil exploration blocs in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. The new ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the successor states to the European colonial empires of sub-Saharan Africa, contains staggering natural resources -- including the second largest remaining block of intact rainforests one earth. On the ...
Indonesia's low carbon development strategy will not impede the palm oil industry's growth said a key Indonesian climate official during a meeting with leaders from the country's palm oil industry.
During a meeting on Thursday, Kuntoro ...
Hotspots of Carbon Confusion in Indonesia Threaten to Warm the World More Quickly
Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009, the president committed to a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas ...
Progress over the past 25 years in recognizing indigenous peoples' rights to land and resources has been interrupted by a worldwide commodity boom, argues a new report published by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
The report, ...
Efforts to preserve Indonesia's rainforest, in the face of international pressure, look set to accelerate a decline in the plantation expansion which has driven the country to top rank in palm oil.
Provincial authorities have already ...
As UN Declares International Year of Forest
s, Groups Demand Solutions to Root Causes of Deforestation
Insist Indigenous & Forest
Peoples' Rights Must Be at the Heart of Forest
At the launch of the High Level segment ...
FORGET ANY spin. In the end, the recent UN gathering on climate change in Cancún repeated Copenhagen`s failure in 2009. Again, the world`s industrial economies refused to set new binding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, despite dire ...
The delay of a scheduled moratorium on forest
conversion that was supposed to be enforced at the beginning of the year is the result of lobbying by businesses operating in the country’s forest
s, an official says.
Head of the presidential ...
Will negotiators in Mexico finalize a binding decision on REDD
+? What, if any, progress will be made toward an overall climate change agreement? Find out as RECOFTC reports from the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP16 in Cancun, ...