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18/3/2014
“When [the trucks] came through they could not get access to their objective. They really had to push their way through here. The people did not actually accept this idea of palm oil, and these things. The people said ‘No, we will not allow the ...   
14/12/2013
Even in the first light of dawn in the Tripa swamp forest of Sumatra it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Where there should be lush foliage stretching away towards the horizon, there are only the skeletons of trees. Smoke drifts across ...   
30/10/2013
Biofuelwatch has launched a new report, Biomass: the Chain of Destruction, focusing on the human and environmental costs of biomass-focused UK renewable energy policy. The report includes the first ever study of a land-grab in Brazil for ...   
19/10/2012
In February of this year, exasperated indigenous leaders from 11 organizations in the Brazilian state of Acre sent an open letter to CIMI (Conselho Indigenista Missionário), a Catholic missionary organization that has won high marks over the ...   
5/9/2012
Herakles Farm, a U.S.-based agricultural developer, will no longer seek eco-certification of its 70,000-hectare oil palm plantation in Cameroon, reports the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The move comes amid criticism from ...   
30/7/2012
Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations and companies lacking community representation, according to a new report by Greenpeace. The land has been granted under controversial government ...   
10/3/2012
When the United Nations process on climate change unveiled the program known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) three years ago, it was hailed by its architects as “an effort to create a financial value for the ...   
1/2/2012
International negotiators are closing in on a new solution for combating climate change -- and saving the world's remaining forests. Some 20 percent of all greenhouse-gas emissions now come from deforestation, especially in the lush, ...   
1/2/2012
This article is the last in a three-part series that explores the issue of deforestation and climate change. In part one, GlobalPost considered how a proposed international carbon-credit market could slash greenhouse-gas emissions and save the ...   
19/1/2012
We live in an era of unprecedented road and highway expansion -- an era in which many of the world’s last tropical wildernesses, from the Amazon to Borneo to the Congo Basin, have been penetrated by roads. This surge in road building is being ...   
30/11/2011
UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns 'Carbon Piracy' in Peru Environment News Service (ENS) UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns 'Carbon Piracy' in Peru DURBAN, South Africa, November 30, 2011 (ENS) - A new UN-backed effort ...   
30/11/2011
The Peruvian Amazon is the new global centre of "carbon piracy", as banks, conservationists and entrepreneurs rush to snap up the legal rights to trade carbon, according to a report published today at the UN climate talks in Durban. More ...   
1/9/2011
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 ...   
15/6/2011
Protesters prevent Para state government trucks from carting away logs confiscated from illegal loggers, February 19, 2008. Obede Loyla Souza is the latest tragic death in the war of Brazil's forests, shot in cold blood for taking a ...   
2/6/2011
Land previously used to grow food is being switched over to Jathropha plantations to meet demand for biofuelsMadagascar fears repeat of Canada's tar sands devastation Record carbon emissions leave climate on the brink Is the Amazon heading ...   
29/4/2011
World's largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact The world's largest meat processor has agreed to stop buying beef from ranches associated with slave labor and illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to the ...   
24/3/2011
Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban Palm oil giant Sime Darby is considering setting up 300,000 hectares of plantation in Cameroon France pushes its faith in nuclear around the world ...   
25/2/2011
The forests are saved, but campaigners must remain vigilant Derek Wall puts the fight against forest privitisation in a global and historical perspective. Con Dem plans to privatise England's 258,000 hectare forest estate, run ...   
30/1/2011
A new report from some of the world's top experts on forest governance has criticised various international climate change accords including REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and REDD+ for their narrow focus on ...   
10/12/2010
As they headed into a late-night session Friday night, delegates from 193 nations were making progress on a modest package of measures aimed at addressing climate change worldwide. Mexico, which is hosting the U.N.-sponsored talks, ...   
24/9/2010
THE Amazon’s dry season, from July to September, is when the grileiros cut and burn the rainforest. The smoke is so thick it can be seen from space. It also stops rainclouds forming, so the flames burn higher. But on a recent surveillance flight ...   
12/9/2010
Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaignersIndigenous Peoples and environmental groups have accused oil giant ...   
8/9/2010
Environmentalists have frowned at the Shell-backed REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project, describing it as a false solution to climate change that put forests in the carbon market, and has been denounced as ...   
27/1/2010
This is an update to Madagascar's Political Chaos Threatens Conservation Gains, which appeared on Yale e360 on January 4, 2010. Madagascar is renowned for its biological richness. Located off the eastern coast of southern Africa and ...   
7/1/2010
Trouble for Palm Oil, Asia Sentinel
Palm oil, the world's cheapest cooking oil and a versatile product that is used in everything from biofuels to chocolate chip cookies, has always been under fire from various quarters, first allegedly because of its adverse effect on cholesterol ...   

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