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AidEnvironment // 14.10.22

Planting Trees to Save Lives

Article by Anne Kikundwa     Communities in Kamrono in the Ugandan district of Agago, face a lot of deforestation.  With the exception of shea trees which are predominant protected by strict community bylaws, many local tree species are increasingly being cut down to be used as wood fuel and charcoal. Charcoal burning is a common activity in the community that is […]

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By Natividad
AidEnvironment // 14.10.22

A guide for plant-based value chains

On October 13, 2022, at the Plant the Future Dinner, of the Dutch Food Week in The Hague (Netherlands), IUCN NL presented a Guide for vegan product producers, for which AidEnvironment prepared all factsheets and value chain analyses. The Guide is meant to support vegan producers with understanding social and environmental risks linked to 16 selected commodities utilized in the […]

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By Natividad
AidEnvironment // 07.10.22

How do businesses benefit from adopting sustainability standards?

Voluntary standards and other sustainability systems are good for people and planet. An ever-growing library of studies provides evidence of standards driving positive impacts – from improving labour practices and boosting smallholder incomes to increasing biodiversity and tree cover. But are they good for business? Ultimately, most companies will only invest in using sustainability systems if there’s a compelling business case. […]

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By Natividad
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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