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Banking on Palm Oil in Southeast Asia

A new report by Aidenvironment’s partner Gulzhan Musaeva examines the exploitation of land resources by the palm oil sector and the role of banking institutions in this process. The report focuses on the two leading producing nations of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia, and neighbouring Singapore. The biggest local financiers — whose exposure to forest-risk sectors is among the highest in the world — have been evaluated on their overall progress in the area of sustainable finance and palm oil specific policies.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
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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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
Highlights, News

World’s Palm Oil Buyers Need Cross-Commodity No Deforestation Policies

In August, Aidenvironment published a new report highlighting 133,000 hectares of deforestation by ten companies in the industrial tree plantation sector in Indonesia and Malaysia since 2016. All these companies operate oil palm plantations and are suppliers to some of the world’s largest palm oil refiners and traders. These refiners/traders all operate under No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies that commit them to preventing deforestation by their suppliers.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago