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8/10/2014
Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic ...   
5/10/2014
A new report published Forest Heroes, an advocacy campaign pushing for an end to deforestation, ranks global palm oil companies on their sustainability commitments. The Green Tigers, authored by Glen Hurowitz, reviews the recent history ...   
25/9/2014
Policies to end deforestation are essential for curbing climate change and can also support economic development, top government and business officials said."Putting a stop to deforestation is the smart thing to do," Justine Greening, ...   
24/9/2014
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...   
24/9/2014
The U.S., Canada, and the European Union agreed at yesterday's UN climate summit to cut global deforestation in half by the end of the decade and eliminate net forest losses entirely by 2030, marking the first time such a deadline has been set. ...   
17/9/2014
A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for determining what constitutes "forest" in terms of carbon storage. Asia Pulp and Paper ...   
17/9/2014
The company behind Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream has pledged to stop frying its doughnuts in unsustainable palm oil, which contributes to deforestation and destroys habitats of endangered species such as tigers and ...   
11/9/2014
Nearly 50 percent of tropical deforestation to make room for commercial agriculture between 2000 and 2012 was done so illegally. That’s a key finding of a report published by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Forest Trends looking at the ...   
6/9/2014
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...   
28/8/2014
Burger King's newly-announced $11bn acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons may have already faced criticism over its tax arrangements, but now the deal is also taking flak over the two companies' environmental track ...   
13/8/2014
Seven palm oil giants have agreed to fund a study that will define what constitutes "High Carbon Stock" (HCS) forest, a move that will potentially determine the fate of ecosystems around the world as more companies commit to "zero-deforestation" ...   
30/7/2014
Most palm oil is produced from a species of African palm that is now grown widely across Southeast Asia. The crop's high productivity makes it the most profitable form of agricultural land use in the tropics. Agricultural giant Cargill, ...   
30/7/2014
Global food giant General Mills has promised to set targets for its own greenhouse gas emissions and do more to reduce them through its supply chain, while sustainably sourcing its 10 priority ingredients - half its total purchases - by ...   
28/7/2014
As palm oil producers increasingly look to Africa’s tropical forests as suitable candidates for their next plantations, primate scientists are sounding the alarm about the destruction of ape habitat that can go hand in hand with oil palm ...   
21/7/2014
At first the forest seems still, with only the sounds of busy insects and slight movement of wind betraying activity in the patchy undergrowth. Then, curiously, a Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga), an animal resembling half cat and half weasel, ...   
18/7/2014
Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested ...   
11/7/2014
This week several palm oil giants - Sime Darby Plantation, Musim Mas Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), IOI Group Corporation Bhd, Cargill and Asian Agri/APICAL - announced new environmental criteria for palm oil production. The companies, ...   
30/6/2014
Indonesia cleared 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, with new research suggesting that the true size of deforestation and climate change impacts have been significantly under reported. Forests play ...   
23/6/2014
A Wilmar supplier is allegedly destroying orangutan habitat in Indonesian Borneo, potentially putting it in breach of the plantation giant's zero deforestation policy, reports Greenomics. According to analysis of satellite data by ...   
12/6/2014
The expanding production and use of palm oil has dire consequences for the environment, human health and rain forest wildlife according to those advocating a reduction in palm oil consumption. Palm oil has a low trans-fat compared to ...   
5/6/2014
Brazil's success in reducing deforestation in the world's largest rainforest has been much heralded, but progress may stall unless farmers, ranchers and other land users in the region are provided incentives to further improve the environmental ...   
28/5/2014
Greenpeace has just accused one of the world's most controversial oil palm companies, Herakles Farms, of colluding with top government officials to sell off illegally logged timber to China. According to a new report from the environmental group, ...   
27/5/2014
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) today called for greater collaboration between it and the leading implementer of zero deforestation policies, The Forest Trust (TFT). In a letter posted on its web site, the RSPO noted that ...   
26/5/2014
Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the world's third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China. Faced with the upcoming ...   
24/5/2014
Cameroon's government is due to introduce legal reforms by the end of the year to redress weaknesses in its two-decade-old forestry legislation. The new forest code will better protect rainforests and the rights of indigenous communities that ...   

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