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AidEnvironment // 20.09.22

Ten oil palm concessions in Indonesia have already cleared 8,100 hectares of forest and peat in 2022 so far 

Indonesia remains the deforestation hotspot in the region according to an analysis conducted by AidEnvironment of the oil palm concession companies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea with the most deforestation in the first six months of 2022. The top ten concessions collectively contributed to 8,100 hectares of deforestation and these ten concessions are all located in Indonesia. Two […]

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By Natividad
Deforestation // 15.09.22

EU takes bold step forward to eliminate deforestation in supply chains

On Tuesday 13 September, the European Parliament voted on a series of measures to create a EU Deforestation Regulation that would effectively tackle deforestation in the global supply chains of products sold in the EU. A substantial majority of MEPs voted in favour of introduced amendments. Most significantly, these changes include: Recognition of the role of the financial sector in […]

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AidEnvironment // 07.09.22

Planning for Regenerative Farming Interventions in Partner Communities in India

This past August, the AidEnvironment team returned to India to visit areas under the Green Transformation Project (GTP) in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. Junior consultant on land and water management, Marina Gutiérrez, together with Ruben Borges, an external consultant for the GTP project who specializes in soil fertility, conducted a two-week scoping mission, visiting different project areas in which regenerative farming interventions […]

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By Natividad
Deforestation // 31.08.22

Cargill and Bunge’s links to contested farm in Brazil: Human rights violations contradict upcoming EU Regulations

Cargill and Bunge, the world’s two largest traders of Brazilian soy, are linked to a farm in Brazil connected to human rights violations of traditional communities. Figure 1: Brazilian contested farm Brasília do Sul with nearby facilities of Cargill and Bunge Source: AidEnvironment, based on INCRA, Sicarm 2022, Funai 2020. Note that ADM was not mentioned in the investigative research. Earthsight and […]

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By hebron
AidEnvironment // 31.08.22

Ten largest deforesters for industrial timbers in Indonesia clear 7,000 hectares of forest in three months this year

Recent analysis by AidEnvironment identified the ten largest deforesters for industrial timber in Indonesia in the second quarter of 2022. Collectively, these ten concessions cleared 7,000 ha of forest, peat and peat forest between April and June 2022. Four out of five biggest deforesters in the first quarter of this year also appear in this period’s list.   The ten largest […]

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By hebron
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