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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 ...
Marks and Spencer has launched a major new initiative to protect more than a million trees in the Amazon, after signing a deal with Cornish charity Cool Earth.
Cool Earth works in some of the world's most endangered rainforest
, paying ...
In case it wasn't already clear, there is now consensus that climate change will have a significant impact on the world's food systems. A leaked draft of the newest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
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. ...
After lifting off this week from the chaotic urban jungle of Kinshasa, scientists guided a twin-engine aircraft over the real jungle. With a small onboard laser, they began sweeping the vast rainforest
of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
One of the world’s major terrestrial carbon pools is rapidly deteriorating as large parts of Indonesia’s peatlands are deforested and converted to oil palm
and paper plantations. No longer a carbon sink, Indonesia’s peatlands are now a globally ...
Environmental group, Greenpeace, has accused Herakles Farms of illegal logging in Cameroon after the company has already been lambasted by scientists and conservationists for its plan to build a 70,000 hectare palm oil
plantation in one of ...
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 ...
Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's European Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world.....This morning I awoke to the sound of bearded pigs rustling in the undergrowth and ...
The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming industry.
Lawmakers voting in Strasbourg ...
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 ...
imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas ...
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 ...
A regional forestry official in Peru has expressed surprise over the sudden appearance of a 1000-hectare oil palm
plantation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
, reports La Region. Notified of the new plantation, which according to ...
Malaysia will launch its own certification standard for palm oil
produced by local firms by 2014, reports Reuters. The initiative aims to differentiate Malaysian palm oil
from that produced in other countries, while offering a less stringent ...
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 ...
NASA has released a satellite photo it says shows widespread illegal slash-and-burn fires in Indonesia set deliberately to clear land for palm oil
While that kind of agricultural clearing technique has been used for centuries, ...
The Congolese village of Madimba is struggling with the ravages of decades of rampant deforestation and the capital Kinshasa's insatiable appetite for cooking with charcoal.
It is not alone. As in many other villages across this huge ...
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 ...
In the 1960s, when Zhou Fabei moved to Xishuangbanna prefecture, a tropical corner of southwest China’s Yunnan province, he quickly landed a job building roads for new rubber plantations. The timing of his move from the populous central province ...