Tag: deforestation

Stockpile of logs, Myanmar
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EIA rebuttal to biased and incorrect allegations in Myanmar media re State of Corruption report

On 1 July 2019, Eleven Media Group published an article entitled “EIA Exposed – the campaign against Myanmar’s teak trade accused of making false allegations against innocent timber trader”. Although the article is labelled as an interview, it reads more like a biased opinion piece and is riddled with inaccuracies and falsehoods. In this letter, […]

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Landmark IPCC report urges the world to halt deforestation

Yesterday, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) launched its special report on climate change and land. The landmark report highlights how humans affect over 70% of non-ice land surface of the globe. Intact forests now represent only a total 9% of Earth’s land surface and other natural intact ecosystems represent 7%.

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EU announces commitment to step up action in the fight against global deforestation

Today (23 July), the European Commission has released its long-awaited communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. We welcome the communication which recognises that forests are indispensable –they are our lungs and life-support system, home to 80 per cent of the world’s species and provide subsistence and income for […]