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Deforestation // 13.04.21

Alas Kusuma Group second largest deforester in Indonesia’s pulp and paper sector

The company group Alas Kusuma was the second largest deforester in Indonesia’s pulp and paper sector over 2020, as its subsidiary PT Mayawana Persada cleared 2,800 hectares of forests. The clear-felling was mainly in orangutan habitat and it is ongoing in 2021. Alas Kusuma has logging, industrial tree and oil palm concessions. Aidenvironment calls upon buying companies with no-deforestation commitments to use […]

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By AidEnvironment
Deforestation // 16.03.21

Indonesia’s Royal Golden Eagle Group involved in deforestation, despite its sustainability commitments

Amsterdam, 16 March 2021. One of Indonesia’s largest companies, the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, is connected to 9,400 hectares of deforestation in 2020. RGE is among Indonesia’s largest companies in palm oil, pulp, paper and textile fibers. It claims to have a no-deforestation commitment. Aidenvironment has identified this deforestation through spatial and ownership analysis of Indonesia’s pulp and paper […]

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By AidEnvironment
Deforestation // 19.02.21

From rainforests to paper and textile: An introduction

This introduction is part of Aidenvironment’s project “Corporate Transformation in Indonesia’s Pulp and Paper Sector” that aims to stimulate the sustainable transformation of key pulp and paper companies through monitoring, research, and engagement. We will launch the project website on February 24, 2021 for more information on the project. Indonesia is among the world’s largest paper producers. The industry is expanding, and tropical rainforests […]

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By AidEnvironment
Water // 18.12.20

Small-scale water storage in Western Sahel

Recently a consortium led by Aidenvironment won a World Bank contract for a study on operationalizing small-scale water storage initiatives with the aim of providing water security in Western Sahel. The one-year study will deliver implementation guidelines for good practices. It is known that small-scale watershed interventions can deliver significant benefits in local water resources availability for water supply, irrigation, […]

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By AidEnvironment
Land // 18.12.20

Green Future Farming in Elgon Uganda

In November, The Green Future Farming project for Elgon Region in Uganda was launched by AidEnvironment, the Ministry of Water and Environment, and the Chief Administrative Officers for Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo Districts. It is part of a wider program in East Africa to combat problems of declining soil fertility and water resources through landscape improvement, and local value chain […]

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