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Palm Oil Investors in Africa struggle with Community Pressure

Aidenvironment recently published its Chain Reaction Research report on palm oil developments in Africa.  The report inspired a Mongabay article published today on how in West and Central Africa, palm oil investors buckle under community pressure. 

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Chain Reaction Research, Forest Section News, Highlights, News

African oil palm expansion slows, but reputation risks remain

Although West and Central Africa have been promising regions for large-scale palm oil production, expansion has not gone as planned. Under its Chain Reaction Research consortium, Aidenvironment published its latest report on palm oil developments in Africa.  

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Deforestation: is there too much focus on palm oil?

Aidenvironment palm oil expert Chris Wiggs reflects on gaps and opportunities in palm oil sustainability, following Innovation Forum webinar “Deforestation: is there too much focus on palm oil”.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
Highlights, News

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 5 months ago
Highlights, News

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 5 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threatens no deforestation, no exploitation commitments

While palm oil production in the Brazilian Amazon has relatively lower environmental impacts than soy and beef, our new joint publication Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threathens NDPE Commitments under our Chain Reaction Research programme shows how also palm oil expansion can be linked to deforestation, fires, exploitive labour conditions, and land disputes.

By Judith Knibbe 5 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 6 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Video Webinar Available: Why Cross-Commodity No-Deforestation Policies Are Essential for Palm Oil Buyers

Chain Reaction Research held a webinar on October 21st, 2021 looking into a recent Aidenvironment report that documented 133,000 hectares of deforestation since 2016 that are significant producers of palm oil. A view back link is available now.

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

Webinar: Why Cross-Commodity No-Deforestation Policies Are Essential for Palm Oil Buyers

Please join Chain Reaction Research in this webinar, October 21 10:00 AM EST/4:00 PM CET, as we discuss the need for more ambitious policies and the financial risk of falling short on no-deforestation commitments.

By Judith Knibbe 7 months ago