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Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
A new report names major U.S. and European banks that are financing land grabs in Indonesia for palm oil
production--which is harming the rainforest
and the lives of the people who live there--and the investors who are profiting from the ...
giant Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) will forgo development of an oil palm
plantation in an area of rainforest
in Indonesian New Guinea in order to comply with its forest conservation policy.
The decision by GAR - which is the ...
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction
that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are ...
On Thursday, 17 October 2013 Mongabay.com and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO) co-hosted a discussion on environmental issues related to palm oil
. The discussion involved representatives from WWF, Greenpeace and the RSPO. ...
Traveling just below the equator, deep in the Sumatran jungle of Indonesia for CNN's new "Expedition: Sumatra" series, my team and I were on assignment to capture the story of a region at a critical crossroads, where rainforest
s that provide ...
The world's biggest producer and consumer of palm oil
plans to increase its production of the commodity to meet rising global demand. Indonesia claims it can reach its goal of producing 40m tonnes a year by 2020 without sacrificing ...
Harrison Ford sparked a complaint from Indonesia's top forest official after the actor asked a series of tough questions about ongoing rainforest destruction
in the Southeast Asian nation, reports Indonesian state media.
Ford is in ...
Conversion of forests for palm oil
production now appears to be the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia, accounting for roughly a quarter of forest loss between 2009 and 2011, asserts a new Greenpeace report that accuses the ...
Indonesia has finally established an agency to implement the country's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program.
The REDD+ agency, established by a decree from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday, is ...
The plantations spreading over Sumatra aren't spreading onto empty land; poor rural villages often get swept up in big decisions made in Jakarta for Indonesia's forests. Mitra Taj reports from Teluk Kabung, where the arrival of the pulpwood ...
Kellogg Co. CEO John Bryant was criticized by an environmental activist over the food giant's palm oil
sourcing policy during the company's conference call yesterday, reports Bloomberg.
Lucia von Reusner of Green Century Capital ...
“What kind of oil
should we buy?” Luo Xiaohua shouts to her cousin from the cooking oil
aisle in Yonghui Supermarket in the heart of Chongqing, a rising Chinese megacity. Luo, 50, is the quintessential Chinese shopper. She earns $3,250 a year and ...
What is palm oil
? Why are rainforest
s being burned down for palm oil
? How can you help stop rainforest
s from being burned down for palm oil
?These are good questions--and we have answers.Here`s everything you need to know about the ...
As fires continue to burn the rainforest
s of Sumatra and customers around the world continue to raise the volume of their demands for deforestation-free products, a group of powerful individuals have gathered to align on how to stop this ...
On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance--a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world`s deforestation crisis--I stopped for a layover in ...
touches our lives every time we take a trip to the supermarket. Palm oil
and its derivatives are used in a ubiquitous array of packaged foods, including ice cream, cookies, crackers, chocolate products, cereals, breakfast bars, cake ...
Bill Oddie, the naturalist and BBC television presenter, has made a provocative protest film intended to embarrass the global bank HSBC over its links to logging companies blamed for the destruction
of the rainforest
When you go to the grocery store and you buy a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, crackers, ice-cream, doughnuts, frozen snacks or other candy, you may see a label on the products saying ‘RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
’ or ‘Green Palm
China Eastern Airlines has said it plans to introduce biofuel-powered commercial flights, after yesterday completing its first successful trial of green aviation fuel.
An Airbus A320 landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport ...
It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country.
Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally responsible ...
This is the first blog post I`ve written for RAN. I`m the new senior agribusiness campaigner and I was hired because RAN believes that it is more urgent than ever that we take our palm oil
work to the next level.
I`m writing this post to ...
, 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
A few weeks ago the Skoll World Forum hosted an online debate on how increased global consumption can be balanced with sustainability. The debate asks how a rapidly growing world that is ever consuming can hope to feed everyone, and at the same ...
This spring could be the most miserable one ever for those of us with allergies, and we can blame it on climate change.
People in the Northeast, in particular, will be among the hardest hit in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and this ...