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2019/02/06 | Mongabay
Asian Banks Are Giving Billions to Companies Linked With Deforestation
According to a recent analysis and report, financial backing for palm oil, pulp and paper and other industries associated with forest loss in Southeast Asia is estimated to have topped US$60 billion over the past five years.
2018/09/28 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Palm Oil Linked to Deforestation Remains on Store Shelves
Global consumer brands like Unilever, Nestlé and PepsiCo continue to buy palm oil from lawless brands which contribute to Indonesian deforestation.
2018/07/09 | Mongabay
The Crushing Carbon Cost of Palm Oil Plantations
New research has found that each hectare of rainforest used for oil palm production is responsible for even higher carbon emissions than originally believed.
2018/06/13 | Mongabay
Indonesia Elections: Corruption, Land Sales and Environmental Crisis
Land sales by corrupt politicians to pay off corporate donors are driving electoral, environmental and social crises in the Indonesia.
2018/05/30 | Mongabay
Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems
Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.
2018/05/02 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Report Exposes Multinational Brands' Exposure to Palm Oil Abuses
Lembaga Tabung Haji supplies major refiners and users of palm oil such as Wilmar, ADM, Nestlé and Unilever, some of which have promised to stop sourcing palm oil linked to environmental destruction.
Asian Biofuel Plans to Trigger Devastating Deforestation
Palm oil production has remained largely flat over the last 20 years, which means the surge in demand will call for a massive expansion of existing palm plantations.
2017/01/25 | Shi Yi
Chinese Demand for Bloodwood Cuts Into Congo’s Ecosystem
Corruption and lack of oversight allow illegally logged timber to be traded from Africa’s heartland to the coast of China.