Research by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that recently published Government of Myanmar data on log harvests and timber exports during the past 15 years reveals significantly lower than reported global trade in Myanmar logs, suggesting rampant criminality and corruption in the sector.
This report reveals that despite adopting polices to keep it from financing deforestation, the UK bank HSBC is nevertheless a leading financier of the palm oil industry – and provides loans worth hundreds of millions of dollars to some of its worst elements
The World Bank has estimated illegal logging costs producer countries $15 billion a year, it's acknowledged that timber processing and importing countries have a vital role to play in tackling the problem. This briefing assesses the progress made in the past decade, highlighting areas where actions are still needed
The unique forests of Papua are under siege from the rampant spread of plantations. Up to five million hectares of land have been targeted for conversion to grow crops such as oil palm, with the projected global demand for biofuels driving much of this conversion
The consumption needs of developed economies and rapidly expanding developing economies are increasingly driving deforestation. Commercially produced timber, agricultural and livestock commodities are now the number one cause of deforestation and degradation worldwide