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AidEnvironment // 27.09.23

Navigating the Complex Landscape of Mineral Supply Chains

Article drafted by Valerie de Vries. Today, mining is a significant driver of deforestation. The mineral supply chain forms the backbone of numerous sectors and industries, ranging from electronics to construction, and from aerospace to automotive industries. With the current focus on the energy transition, setting societies to move from fossil fuel-intensive systems to ‘’clean’’ energy systems, a higher demand […]

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By Melissa
AidEnvironment // 28.08.23

Implementing Income Generating Activities for Sustainable Livelihoods in Uganda

LEARNING EXCHANGE VISIT RECAP: Mbarara, Kabale, Ntungamo, and Kasese Districts in Uganda (July 31 – August 4, 2023) Report Written by Anne Kikundwa Birungi Background: The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) is implementing the Integrated Water Management and Development Project (IWMDP) in Lwakhakha sub-catchment in Mpologoma Catchment. The IWMDP supports the  implementation of catchment management measures, including soil and […]

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By Natividad
Water // 15.08.23

AidEnvironment Part of Consortium to Address Water Challenges in the Welang Watershed, Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia, through East Java Province, and the Government of the Netherlands continue their collaboration in the Welang watershed, East Indonesia. Per a process of co-creation, the organisations aim to facilitate a multi-stakeholder approach to tackle the water challenges in the Welang watershed, identify sustainable solutions and make a significant impact to water safety and water security. This […]

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By Melissa
AidEnvironment // 24.07.23

3 industrial forest plantation concessions make up 81% of the sector’s deforestation in Indonesia in 2023

Article by Indonesia team In the first half of 2023, the industrial forest plantation sector in Indonesia was responsible for significant deforestation, with ten companies collectively contributing to the clearance of 10,000 hectares of forest. Approximately 81% of this deforestation was attributed to just three companies. Furthermore, six out of the top ten companies for forest clearance were also among […]

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By Natividad
Deforestation // 18.07.23

The EMMA4EU Project Has Started: a European Alliance to Inform and Train on Embedded Deforestation

Deforestation, primarily fueled by the expansion of agricultural land to produce specific commodities known as ‘forest-risk commodities’ (FRC), significantly contributes to climate change and biodiversity loss in tropical countries. The FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 reveals that approximately 420 million hectares of forest were deforested worldwide between 1990 and 2020, with an annual rate of 10 million hectares from […]

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By Melissa

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