Tag: palm oil

// 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
// 03.04.22

Palm oil investors in Africa struggle with community pressure

Aidenvironment recently published its Chain Reaction Research report on palm oil developments in Africa.  The report inspired a Mongabay article published today on how in West and Central Africa, palm oil investors buckle under community pressure. There is substantial discrepancy between oil palm concessions in the region and areas ultimately converted for industrial oil palm plantations. One of the powerful explanations “is the cross-border campaigning and resistance […]

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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
// 16.12.21

Uncovering links between deforestation and massive flooding in West Kalimantan

On 29th November 2021, the Teraju Foundation in cooperation with Aidenvironment organised an online panel program that posed the question: “How is massive flooding in West Kalimantan linked to deforestation?” The event was a response to the much-needed dialogue on the cause, impact and prospective solutions to the massive flood in West Kalimantan that occurred in early November 2021. The flood […]

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By AidEnvironment
Real-time Deforestation Monitoring report
// 07.12.21

Palm oil production in Brazilian Amazon threatens no deforestation, no exploitation commitments

Oil palm growers in Brazil have argued that palm oil production is a “green solution” to safeguard the Amazon as a result of planting on areas already degraded and cleared only before 2008. While palm oil production in the Brazilian Amazon has relatively lower environmental impacts than soy and beef, our new joint publication Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threathens […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 19.11.21

AidEnvironment insights: Gaps and opportunities in EU deforestation regulation and COP26 pledges

November 2021 has been a month of promises and pledges to safeguard the world’s forests and further prevent carbon emissions from deforestation. Apart from the COP26 collective declaration to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, yesterday the European Commission released a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products. The law aims to minimize the risk of deforestation in goods, such […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 29.10.21

Video webinar available: Why cross-commodity no-deforestation policies are essential for palm oil buyers

Chain Reaction Research held a webinar on October 21st, 2021 looking into a recent Aidenvironment report that documented 133,000 hectares of deforestation since 2016 that are significant producers of palm oil. The event focused on the need for more palm oil buyers’ No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies to be applied across all commodities for no-deforestation claims to […]

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