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Groups call on Japan to stop buying illegal timber

Open letter cites imports from illegally logged Malaysian forests, criticises government inaction   Washington DC:  A group of 16 environmental organisations are today calling on Japan to put in place stronger measures to stop the trade in illegal timber. In an open letter to two Japanese trade associations, the group cites evidence that Japanese companies […]

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 […]