Updates

After GAR Expands Policy, Over 50% of World’s Palm Oil Bound by Zero Deforestation Commitments

After Golden-Agri Resources extended its forest conservation policy to include all palm oil it produces, sources, and trades, over half the world’s palm oil traded internationally is now bound by zero deforestation commitments. Read more below to find out the effects this will have on the palm oil industry and the environment. Read more on…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Taib Plans To Commission A Better Reputation

Taib was sworn in as Governor of Sarawak earlier this week and now he is worrying about his global reputation. In a speech, Taib said that his reputation was tarnished because of  “malicious attacks” by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over issues like his environmental policy and various corruption accusations. Read more below to find out what Taib has…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Procter & Gamble’s Palm Oil Suppliers Linked to Deforestation

After an investigation, Greenpeace has found companies that supply P&G with palm oil are engaged in clearing of rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, suggesting that Head & Shoulders shampoo and other extremely popular consumer products made by the company may be linked to forest destruction. Read more below to find out what evidence Greenpeace found.…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Taib: When the Devil Wins

For over 30 years, Taib Mahmud has been a political figure in Malaysia. During this time, he has been the recipient of numerous corruption, human rights abuse, and environmental abuse allegations.  Despite several protests from people around the world,  Taib was sworn in as Sarawak’s Governor earlier this week. Read more below to find out if…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

If Indonesia Can’t Protect Its Orangutans, Why Doesn’t It Just ‘Sell’ Them?

Erik Meijaard of the Jakarta Globe argues that if Indonesia does not have the will or equipment to take care of its orangutans then they should be passed to nations who can value them properly. Read more below to find out how this would happen and how this would benefit orangutans. Read more at Mongabay.…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Wilmar Refutes Sarawak Government’s Claims on Palm Oil Ban

Wilmar, the palm oil giant, has denied the claim that they will stop buying all crude palm oil from Sarawak due to it’s no deforestation policy. Read more below to find out why a large volume of the palm oil produced in the state of Sarawak is effectively exempt from Wilmar’s policy. Read more on Mongabay.…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Grabbing In Anticipation – Samling Strips Out Reserved Forest in Baram

Despite the fact that impact assessments have not been completed and the proposed Baram Dam has yet to receive any official go-ahead, Samling, a timber company, has started stripping bare reserved native timber areas in Baram. Read more below to find out how Sampling is getting away with this and how it is affecting the indigenous.…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

New Forest Map for Sarawak Reveals Large-Scale Deforestation, Encroachment on Indigenous Territories

The Bruno Manser Fund recently released a platform that allows us to see the large-scale destruction of Sarawak’s rainforests, peatlands, and traditional lands for use in palm oil plantations, timber concessions, and other environmentally damaging industries. Read more below to find out how they created this platform and how it works. Read more on Mongabay. Read…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Despite Falling Palm Oil Price, Premium for ‘Sustainable’ Product Rises

Rising demand for sustainably produced palm oil has caused Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard certificate premiums to rise. Read more below to find out how much the price has been marked up and what this means for “sustainably” grown palm oil. Read more at Mongabay. Read more about palm oil, then join the discussion…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

REDD+ Could Fail Without Near-term Financial Support

A new report published by several environmental groups argues that unless governments and multilateral institutions significantly scale up financial commitments to REDD+, it may fail. Read more below to find out how much more institutions have to increase their financial contributions by and what the program hopes to achieve. Read more at Mongabay. Read more about…

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55