Tag: Asia

// 21.04.22

Five industrial tree plantation companies responsible for 3,000 ha of forest clearing first quarter 2022

Five industrial tree plantations companies in Indonesia contributed to almost 3,000 ha of forest loss in the first quarter 2022. Four of the companies operate in Kalimantan, with one Sumatra. The group companies responsible for the clearings are Alas Kusuma, Nusantara Fiber, PT Hutan Produksi Lestari, Jhonlin Group, and PT Toba Pulp Lestari (affiliated with Royal Golden Eagle). 1. ALAS […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 19.04.22

Fire alerts on industrial tree concessions show the need for community engagement

Ten industrial tree concessions together had over 1,500 NASA fire alerts on their concessions in Indonesia’s dry season of 2021, analysis by Aidenvironment shows. Aidenvironment investigated all industrial tree concessions in Indonesia, to identify the companies with highest number of fire alerts. Most of the fires occurred in Kalimantan, then in Sumatra and surrounding islands, then East and West Nusa […]

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// 04.02.22

Four Indonesian pulp and paper companies responsible for 11,000 hectares of forest loss in 2021

Just four pulp and paper companies in Indonesia were responsible for 11,000 hectares of forest clearing during 2021, analysis by AidEnvironment shows. The figure is similar to Indonesia’s 2020’s deforestation figures, when five companies were responsible for 13,000 hectares of forest loss. The four groups clearing the most forest in 2021 were Alas Kusuma, Nusantara Fiber, Moorim Group and PT Hutan Produksi Lestari. Nusantara Fiber and […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 17.12.21

Banking on palm oil in Southeast Asia

A new report by Aidenvironment’s partner Gulzhan Musaeva examines the exploitation of land resources by the palm oil sector and the role of banking institutions in this process. The report focuses on the two leading producing nations of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia, and neighbouring Singapore. The biggest local financiers — whose exposure to forest-risk sectors is among the highest in the world — […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 02.10.20

“Going Bananas” to restore productivity and food security in the Philippines

With our partners Treelife, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Municipality of Carmen, and the University of Southern Mindanao in the Philippines, Aidenvironment has started work on an RVO-funded SDGP program on integrated water and agricultural value chains called “Going Bananas.” Shifting from unsustainable annual crops that lead to high erosion and water runoff toward an inclusive, profitable organic […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 20.06.19

SDGP facility award ceremony: celebrating the award of our two SDGP projects in Philippines and Indonesia

On June 6, the SDGP Facility Award Ceremony was held in The Hague. AidEnvironment was awarded an SDGP grant for both of our submitted projects: ‘Going Bananas’ in the Philippines (as lead) and ‘Sugar & Steam’ in Indonesia (as partner organization). We are delighted and keen to start work on these two interesting projects with SDGP and our partners. The […]

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