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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 3 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 4 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Papua lost 7,000 ha of forests due to pulp and paper companies

Four companies deforested 7,000 hectares for industrial trees in Papua between 2016 to May 2021, analysis by Aidenvironment reveals. The largest deforester was the South Korean Moorim Group that cleared 3,800 hectares of forests during the said period and continued its clearing through 2021.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
Highlights, News

Automotive Industry Exposure to Deforestation

Cattle-raising is the leading driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, which lost 1.1 million hectares in 2020, the highest rate since 2012. In the past the pressure to stop deforestation concentrated on the beef supply chain and the three largest Brazilian meatpackers (JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva).

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
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Indonesia’s Forest and Peatland Policies Fail to Stop Oil Palm Deforestation

Our latest report on Indonesia’s forest and peatland policies finds that the exploitation of moratorium loopholes and the lack of sanctions encourage further deforestation, fires, and peatland degradation.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

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 6 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

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 7 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
Highlights, News

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