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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
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
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
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