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February 2017

Survival of nearly 10,000 orangutans in Borneo oil palm estates at stake

July 24, 2017 |

Survival of nearly 10,000 orangutans in Borneo oil palm estates at stake

news.mongabay.com 4 mins read Borneo Futures orangutan researchers Erik Meijaard and Marc Ancrenaz report on the results of their new study of 2,717 plantations on Borneo which provides … Read More

MSPO certification mandatory by 2019

July 24, 2017 |

MSPO certification mandatory by 2019

www.thestar.com.my

Discussing the future: Mah (third from left) meeting members of the European Parliament on issues concerning the palm oil industry. With him are (from left) Paolo Russo, Dr Barbara Kappel, Inese Vaidere, … Read More

HSBC revamps deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

July 19, 2017 |

HSBC revamps deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

www.edie.net

21 February 2017, source edie newsroom HSBC has launched a new zero-deforestation policy following a Greenpeace investigation which linked the banking corporation to organisations that have been destroying Indonesia’s rainforests. Greenpeace … Read More

For a better Borneo, new map reveals how much terrain has changed

July 17, 2017 |

For a better Borneo, new map reveals how much terrain has changed

blog.cifor.org

Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo

Pledges In addition to providing data on deforestation and land use for individual land concessions, the tool … Read More

Latin America palm oil production doubled since 2001 without massive uptick in deforestation

July 17, 2017 |

Latin America palm oil production doubled since 2001 without massive uptick in deforestation

news.mongabay.com 3 mins read The area of land planted with oil palm has doubled in Latin America since 2001, but a new study finds that most plantations … Read More

Cattle pastures and other degraded lands become new oil palm plantations

July 17, 2017 |

Cattle pastures and other degraded lands become new oil palm plantations

phys.org 3 mins read A new study published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico offers the first regional look … Read More

HSBC: what they’ve said about funding deforestation, and why it’s wrong

July 17, 2017 |

HSBC: what they’ve said about funding deforestation, and why it’s wrong

www.greenpeace.org.uk 6 mins read All rights reserved. Credit: Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up … Read More

Good year, bad year: 2016 was challenging for RSPO; Will it fare better in 2017?

July 17, 2017 |

Good year, bad year: 2016 was challenging for RSPO; Will it fare better in 2017?

www.foodnavigator.com 4 mins read © iStock The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) faced a number of well-publicised challenges last year. Consumers remain confident in … Read More

Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for the whole market?

July 17, 2017 |

Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for the whole market?

news.mongabay.com 6 mins read More and more corporate palm oil users are promising to clean up their supply chains. But a new report says firms may have underestimated … Read More

The Land Grabbers

July 17, 2017 |

The Land Grabbers

www.jacobinmag.com 9 mins read 02.02.2017 Brazil United States Guatemala 254

Select a text size: Small Medium Large The Land Grabbers Linda Farthing Pension giant TIAA is leading a global wave of deforestation and the destruction of … Read More