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The Sumatera Dinamika Utama Group, Third Largest Deforester in Indonesia’s Pulp and Paper Sector over 2020

The company group Sumatera Dinamika Utama (SDU) was the third largest deforester in Indonesia’s pulp and paper sector in 2020, mainly due to its plantation company PT Permata Borneo Abadi, which cleared 850 hectares of forests.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
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Aidenvironment Deforestation System detects fire in top Cerrado deforester SLC Agrícola’s Fazenda Palmeira

Aidenvironment monitors deforestation and fires in biodiversity hotspots and high-risk areas in tropical forest regions, including the Brazilian Cerrado. In May 2021, Aidenvironment’s system detected the first fire event in Cerrado biome that may signal the start of the 2021 fire season, an annual occurrence linked to agricultural expansion in the region.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
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Historic Verdict in Climate Case against Shell

We would like to congratulate Milieudefensie and all other plaintiffs on their historic win in the climate case against Shell.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
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Pull out the Stops on Remote Sensing for Small Scale Storage in the Western Sahel

The western Sahel is drying up, degrading and arable land is getting scarce. Yet, every year, water from arid upstream lands of the western Sahel causes downstream floods. In other areas large dams leave people downstream without water. This situation raises several questions.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
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Advancing Data-Driven Decisions for Improved Water Security in East Africa

Aidenvironment is a member of the implementing team of the LASER PULSE East Africa Water Security (LPEA-WS) Project. Inaugurated in September 2020, this two-year project provides insights on the contribution of data to decision support systems to improve water resources (quantity, quality) management and, ultimately, water security in East Africa.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
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Webinar: Evaluating the Universe of Risks in Indonesia Palm Oil

On April 15th, the Zoological Society of London SPOTT (ZSL SPOTT), Chain Reaction Research (CRR), and Orbitas hosted a webinar into the fundamentals for how financiers should analyze a broad range of risks amongst palm oil companies in Indonesia. A link to watch the webinar is now available.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago
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Driving deforestation: The European automotive industry’s contribution to deforestation in Brazil

On Friday 16th April, Rainforest Foundation Norway released a new report commissioned by Aidenvironment highlighting the risk of deforestation within the supply chains of European car manufacturers who purchase leather from Brazil.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
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Japanese Companies’ Major Financiers and Buyers of Unsustainable Palm Oil and Plywood

Aidenvironment published a report this week, on the role of Japan in the worldwide palm oil and timber market. The paper, co-written with our Chain Reaction Research consortium partners Profundo and Climate Advisors, highlights that major Japanese trading corporations ITOCHU, Mitsubishi, Mitsui & Co., Sojitz, and Sumitomo, are buyers and financiers of unsustainable palm oil and/or plywood.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago
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Alas Kusuma Group second largest deforester in Indonesia’s pulp and paper sector

Amsterdam, 16 March 2021. One of Indonesia’s largest companies, the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, is connected to 9,400 hectares of deforestation in 2020. RGE is among Indonesia’s largest companies in palm oil, pulp, paper and textile fibers. It claims to have a no-deforestation commitment.

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

Webinar: Evaluating the Universe of Risks in Indonesia Palm Oil

Join Zoological Society of London SPOTT (ZSL SPOTT), Chain Reaction Research (CRR), and Orbitas to dive into the fundamentals for how financiers should analyze a broad range of risks amongst palm oil companies in Indonesia as well as the whole supply chain to inform their ESG investment and lending strategies.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago