Despite the RSPO stating its new standard will cause ‘no deforestation’, it has created extensive loopholes. The RSPO has considerably adapted an agreed method on ‘no deforestation’ – the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) – instead creating its own procedures and definitions to suit its own agenda
In the interests of transparency, we are publishing our response to a July 2018 letter from the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), Vietnam, taking issue with our recent report Serial Offender – Vietnam’s continued imports of illegal Cambodian timber
Our new report 'Serial Offender', exposes direct involvement of corrupt Vietnamese officials and military personnel in stealing huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia. The launch of the report comes a year after our undercover investigators first exposed the industrial-scale forest theft in 'Repeat Offender'
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
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