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Guardian article refers to Chain Reaction Research

Tuesday, December 10 The Guardian published an article on the recent fires in Brazil and their relation to the amazon beef farming zones. In the article Aidenvironments’ Marco Tulio Garcia, who led the research at Chain Reaction, weighed in on the matter: “Our findings illustrate that fires and deforestation continue to take place in JBS’s

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Follow-up: ESIA Lake Kivu Transport updated

In May Aidenvironments’ Niels Lenderink travelled to Rwanda as a member of a working group from the Netherlands Commission on Environmental Assessment (NCEA). After the NCEA’s review earlier this year, the ESIA for the Lake Kivu transport project has been updated. Please find NCEA’s article on the update here. For more information, please contact Niels

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Quantifying risks from inadequate social compensation

Chain Reaction Research’s latest report shows how Indonesian oil palm growers are exposed to USD 0.4-5.9B risk for not effectively compensating the clearing of land with social and cultural values. If palm growers cannot effectively mitigate these risks and compensate for the losses, complaints and conflicts with local communities are likely to ensue. In Indonesia,

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Scoping mission to improve water management in the hills of Nepal

Last month RAIN, a brand of Aidenvironment, assessed the management of piped water systems in the WASH SDG program area in Nepal – Surkhet and Banke districts. An estimated 25% of rural water supply schemes in Nepal is not functional. One root cause of this failure is the strong focus on realizing new water systems.

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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The Hazy World of Palm Oil

Forest fires in Indonesia this year have been the worst since the infamous 2015 fires which garnered international attention and condemnation.  In October 2019, analysis showed an area of 328,722 ha had been burned within 538 selected hotspots. Aidenvironment and its partners conducted research on links between palm oil production and fires and identified 85,484

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Hidden Dangers of Indonesian Biofuels: The Key Role of Financial Institutions

The Indonesian government has committed to using biofuels as an alternative fuel source in order to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and meet its low carbon development target.  However, using biofuel as an alternative fuel source has potentially negative environmental impacts if biofuel is sourced from Crude Palm Oil (CPO) produced by non-deforestation, peat

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Potential long-term solutions to the coffee price crisis

Despite the overall growth in the coffee sector, prices have dropped 30% below the average of the last ten years. Coffee producers, predominantly smallholders, are struggling to cover production costs and earn sufficient incomes to provide for the livelihoods of their households. This situation poses a serious risk to the sustainability of the sector and

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Aidenvironment’s 30 Year Anniversary

On Thursday 19 September Aidenvironment celebrated its 30th anniversary at our office in Amsterdam. We welcomed about 75 current and former colleagues and Supervisory Board members. Each has contributed in their own way to what the organization has become today. Founder Bart Romijn kicked off the proceedings by looking back at the early days and

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Chain Reaction Research organizes well-attended Side Event at the PRI in Person Conference

Chain Reaction Research convened a discussion on the financial materiality of deforestation risks in the palm oil, soy and beef supply chains at a side event during the PRI in Person conference in Paris on 12 September 2019. PRI in Person, organized by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), is the world’s largest gathering of

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago
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Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability in Indonesia’s Domestic Palm Oil Industry

Aidenvironment and the Sustainable Biofuel Network met with Pertamina, Indonesia’s national energy company, to discuss how palm oil and other materials sourced for the country’s biodiesel blending policy can meet sustainability requirements. The meeting, held on 4 September 2019 with Mr. Hendra Yoga and Mr. Zarkoni of Pertamina’s Renewable Energy Development Research Division, was part

By Judith Knibbe 1 year ago