The Indonesian government plans to make its sustainable palm oil certification scheme, mandatory for small farmers by 2020, but a recent study shows that these smallholders are not ready to adopt the standard.
Five years ago, Jonathon Porritt imagined a sustainable world by 2050 in his book The World We Made. In this interview, Porritt reviews progress made so far, says Europe has got it wrong on palm oil, and banks are "stupid" for funding coal.
Non-profit Mighty Earth found out that the agribusiness conglomerate may have since 2017 degraded more than 30 square kilometers of pristine forest to build logging roads in one of its timber concessions.
Gernot Klepper –
The proclaimed aim of the EU's palm oil ban is to halt deforestation, but by refusing to honour producers that have switched to sustainable agricultural practices, the EU risks doing more harm than good, argues Prof Gernot Klepper.
and M. Reza Hosseini –
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
Besides greening the sector responsible for one-third of global emissions, green building certification programmes can generate a ripple effect through society and pull different sectors forward in the fight against climate change.
Does the Fairtrade certification risk becoming a footnote in the history of sustainability and trade? SustainAbility chief executive officer Rob Cameron outlines the risks to this scheme and how it can adapt to changing trends.
Sustainability certifications for fish, meat and food staples are already well-established. Sheffield Hallam University's Wayne Martindale argues that it's time high-value, trendy foods like the avocado answer to the same standards.
Medilyn Manibo –
The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Trucost was commissioned by the Institute to determine the impacts of Cradle to Cradle Certified product certification, and define a Framework that assists current and future stakeholders to carry out ...
Solidiance partnered with Vietnam Green Building Council to produce a newly released white paper on Vietnam’s Green Building industry. The white paper reveals that the green building sector in Vietnam ...