On UN Forests Day, new studies put EU in position to take action on deforestation
Today is the UN International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, with an emphasis on vertical forests.
Given the crisis natural forests are facing around the globe, to focus on trees in urban settings on this day makes us realise the need to communicate what is actually happening to real forests and how it can be addressed.
Two newly released studies can help the European Union take meaningful action on deforestation, with the potential to save forest equivalent to the size of Portugal ...
Myanmar palm oil concessions trample on communities, act as a cover for extracting timber
Foreign companies are taking advantage of poor governance in Myanmar to plunder its natural resources for profit, a new report concludes.
... the report focuses on the Myanmar Auto Corporation (MAC) oil palm plantation investment from the beginning of 2017 to March 2018 ...
In all, 13,000 acres of forest has been destroyed within this agreement, none of the communities have been consulted and the company has continued to expand its area in the name of oil palm while in fact profiting from the timber extracted within the concession area.