One year ago, 53 companies signed the New York Declaration on Forests, which aims to eliminate deforestation from the harvesting of soy, beef, palm oil, and paper by 2020, and end all deforestation by 2030. New analysis of NYDF signatories shows some supply chains are improving faster than others – and offers intriguing insights into why.
The haze has gone on for weeks with no end to the fires in sight. Singapore is dealing with the problem by going after the companies responsible for the fires, stepping up healthcare services, and distributing breathing masks to Indonesia.
Jessica Cheam –
Many palm oil producers and buyers are sited in Singapore. Hit them where it hurts, by mandating banks and investors to have codes that prevent loans to or investments in firms that aid deforestation and land burning.
Aida Greenbury –
The reasons behind the haze are a complex web of social, economic, and political factors, and there are no easy solutions to the issue. Asia Pulp & Paper managing director for sustainability Aida Greenbury outlines four steps for ending the 'business of fire' in Indonesia.
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it? Bogor Agricultural University's Herry Purnomo shares his view.
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...
With the world's population expected to reach over eight billion by 2030 and an increasingly prosperous middle class, Conservation International (CI) understands that one of the greatest global challenges is ...