Protecting the environment with intelligence

Forests & Carbon

Jago Wadley on defining Indonesia’s deforestation moratorium

In March this year, Indonesia and Norway signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on REDD+  an ambitious scheme to compensate countries such as Indonesia for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation. Under the agreement, Norway has pledged $ 1 Billion fund –  a mix of REDD preparation activities in Indonesia, such as policy reforms and […]

Norwegian cancellation of investment in Malaysian logger highlights need for review of wider investments in deforestation operations

LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends Norway’s divestment of its pension fund’s shares in Malaysian logger Samling Global this week, but calls for a more comprehensive review of the fund’s wider investments of over $400 million in other controversial forestry and plantation companies. On August 23, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance announced the sale […]

Up For Grabs: Deforestation And Exploitation In Papua’s Plantations Boom

Massive Land Grab for Plantations in Papua Threatens Vital Forests and Exploits Local Communities A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak – entitled “Up for Grabs” – exposes how five million hectares of land, most of it forested, is being targeted in Papua by powerful companies seeking to cash in on […]

Page 2 of 212