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First Insights of the LASER-PULSE East Africa Water Security Project

On May 6, 2021, the LASER-PULSE East Africa Water Security project held the first stakeholder meeting. Seventy-two participants attended the meeting. Participants provided valuable insights and suggestions on data, policy, and stakeholder engagement.

By Judith Knibbe 6 days ago
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

Three Industrial Tree Plantation Group Companies Responsible for 4,700 ha Forest Loss in Indonesia

Just three pulp and paper companies in Indonesia were responsible for around 4,700 hectares of forest clearing during the first half of 2021, analysis by Aidenvironment shows. The figure indicates Indonesia is on its way to matching 2020’s deforestation figures, when just five companies were responsible for 13,000 hectares of forest loss. The three groups clearing the most forest in 2021 are Nusantara Fiber, Alas Kusuma and Moorim Group.

By Judith Knibbe 3 weeks ago
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Water Resource Management for WASH: Strengthening Communities for Climate Resilience

Northern Uganda experiences floods and droughts, impacting water supply, hygiene and health, and livelihoods. These floods and droughts seem to become more extreme, possibly linked to climate change. In the framework of the WASH SDG programme, Aidenvironment together with AMREF Flying Doctors and Simavi (all members of the WASH Alliance International), has piloted a solution to this problem in 2018.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Deforestation industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

Laporan terbaru menunjukkan pentingnya penguatan kebijakan nol deforestasi oleh perusahaan penyuling kelapa sawit

Dalam laporan terbarunya, Aidenvironment mendata pembukaan hutan seluas 133.000 hektar yang dilakukan oleh sepuluh perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang hutan tanaman industri di Indonesia dan Malaysia sejak tahun 2016. Sepuluh besar perusahaan yang ditandai tersebut merupakan rekanan bisnis perusahaan-perusahaan penyulingan minyak sawit terbesar di dunia. Laporan tersebut menunjukkan pentingnya perusahaan penyulingan minyak kelapa sawit untuk memperluas cakupan kebijakan nol deforestasi untuk memasukkan sektor tanaman industri, dan memanfaatkan posisinya untuk melindungi lebih banyak hutan.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Deforestation industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

New report calls for strengthening no-deforestation policies by the world’s palm oil refiners

In a new report, Aidenvironment documents 133,000 hectares of deforestation committed by ten companies in the industrial tree sectors of Indonesia and Malaysia since 2016. This includes 21,000 hectares since 2020. The highlighted ten companies are all business partners of the world’s largest palm oil refiners. The report demonstrates the need for these palm oil refiners to expand the scope of their no-deforestation commitments to include the industrial tree sector, and use their leverage to save more forests.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Several Large Indonesian Palm Oil Companies Also Have Risky Mining Businesses

Our latest report dives into the connections between Indonesia’s large palm oil producers and the country’s mining sector. The report aims to shed a light on overlapping company groups in the Indonesian palm oil and mining sectors.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
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WASH: Strengthening Communities for Climate Resilience

Aidenvironment, under its brand RAIN, will present one of its successful projects during the Water Resource Management for WASH session on August 24, as part of World Water Week.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
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Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Indonesian KPP Group, a significant contributor to forest loss

The Indonesian Kayan Patria Pratama (KPP) group, active in the provinces of East and North Kalimantan, has cleared 13,500 hectares of forests since 2016. Spatial analysis by Aidenvironment puts KPP among the largest deforesting company groups in Indonesia.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Webinar: Financier Ties to Palm Oil Deforestation

Please join CRR and Forests & Finance in this webinar, July 22 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) to hear about our exciting research on financier ties to palm oil deforestation.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
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Bamboo to Reduce the Cost of Rainwater Harvesting

Through the Green Future Farming Project, Aidenvironment is piloting the use of bamboo as the main structural material for rainwater harvesting tanks in coffee-growing communities in Uganda. The lower costs will enable farmers to collect more rainwater and prevent soil erosion.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago