Today is the UN International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, with an emphasis on vertical forests. 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
Against a background of a total of 1.9 million acres of land being allocated from 2011-16 for the establishment of industrial plantations such as rubber and oil palm, a new report focuses on the Myanmar Auto Corporation (MAC) oil palm plantation investment from the beginning of 2017 to March 2018
A draft regulation on the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme has been produced by the Government, which has said it would strengthen the scheme given increasing global demand for sustainable, deforestation-free palm oil, but raises questions as to its resolve to make palm oil more sustainable
This study shows how the US Lacey Act, which bans trade in wildlife, fish and plants sold in violation of any foreign law, prohibits timber sold in violation of the European Union Timber Regulation, which bars illegal timber and requires due diligence to be carried out on supply chains to identify risks of illegality.
The European Commission is to decide whether the EU will develop an Action Plan on deforestation and degradation – failure to act would mean the EU will be unable to deliver on its international commitments to halt deforestation by 2020, protect climate and biodiversity and to guarantee that human rights are respected