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Uncovering links between deforestation and massive flooding in West Kalimantan

On 29th November 2021, the Teraju Foundation in cooperation with Aidenvironment organised an online panel program that posed the question: “How is massive flooding in West Kalimantan linked to deforestation?” The event was a response to the much-needed dialogue on the cause, impact and prospective solutions to the massive flood in West Kalimantan that occurred in early November 2021.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threatens no deforestation, no exploitation commitments

While palm oil production in the Brazilian Amazon has relatively lower environmental impacts than soy and beef, our new joint publication Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threathens NDPE Commitments under our Chain Reaction Research programme shows how also palm oil expansion can be linked to deforestation, fires, exploitive labour conditions, and land disputes.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Record Deforestation in Brazil Highlight Need for New EU Import Law

Since the beginning of 2019, when the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office, data shows an accumulated increase of 56.9 percent for the yearly deforestation rate in Amazon biome.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
Soy production in Brazil
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Satellite monitoring in action – ‘Bad’ soy in sustainable animal feed

Aidenvironment research contributed to a television broadcast about Brazil’s soy exports linked deforestation and animal feed companies in the Netherlands.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Aidenvironment Insights: Gaps and opportunities in EU deforestation regulation and COP26 pledges

November 2021 has been a month of promises and pledges to safeguard the world’s forests and further prevent carbon emissions from deforestation. Apart from the COP26 collective declaration to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, yesterday the European Commission released a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products. The law aims to minimize the risk of deforestation in goods, such as palm oil, soy, beef, wood, and some derived products (leather, chocolate, and furniture) sold in the EU market. Aidenvironment’s work on deforestation-free supply chains highlights massive effort needed to achieve the ambitions of the COP26 deforestation pledge and the EU deforestation regulation.

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

Sinar Mas limits No-Deforestation Policies to Flagship Companies

The Sinar Mas group, owned by the Widjaja family, is one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia. Its flagship companies Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) have no-deforestation commitments. However, some Sinar Mas companies are not under the scrutiny of such policies.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Video Webinar Available: Why Cross-Commodity No-Deforestation Policies Are Essential for Palm Oil Buyers

Chain Reaction Research held a webinar on October 21st, 2021 looking into a recent Aidenvironment report that documented 133,000 hectares of deforestation since 2016 that are significant producers of palm oil. A view back link is available now.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

PT Hutan Produksi Lestari continues to clear Orangutan Habitat in Indonesia

The Indonesian company PT Hutan Produksi Lestari has cleared 755 hectares of forest between January and August 2021. This makes it the fourth largest deforester for industrial trees in Indonesia in 2021 so far. Since January 2020, the company has owned an industrial tree concession of 10,050 hectares in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan province. The concession falls within the habitat of the Critically Endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
Highlights, News

Our October 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

Our October 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
News

Meet our new team members

East Africa Office Sarah Nulamansi   Fenet Mekonnen Fenet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. She joined Aidenvironment in June 2021 as a young expert/project officer for the Green Future Farming program at Middle Awash Oromia, Ethiopia. She is based at the Doni field

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago