The global Paradise Papers leak has accused Indonesian pulp and paper giant APRIL of unethically exploiting tax loopholes through offshore shell companies and weakening environmental clauses by lenders. APRIL has rejected these claims.
Eco-Business recently visited Asia Pulp and Paper’s newly built pulp mill in South Sumatra, a US$2.6 billion beast that environmentalists fear will eventually eat into natural forest when the supply of plantation wood runs out. Here are some scenes from the ground.
Paul Polman –
If we are serious about accelerating our action to prevent dangerous climate change, we need to see a step change in international action on forests and land use says Unilever chief Paul Polman.
Lorenzo Bernasconi –
Renewable energy is one promising solution to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate against climate change; but no technology is as effective at storing carbon as tropical forests, says Rockefeller Foundation's Lorenzo Bernasconi.
Bronson Griscom –
A new study says that nature can offer up to 37 per cent of the solution for keeping global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius or below— making it more critical than ever to fix the financing systems that are degrading our land.
The large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems, known as geoengineering, has been touted as a silver bullet against climate change. Can it truly deliver what proponents of the technology say it will? Barbara Unmuessig examines.
Analysing the policy and entrepreneurial context in three landscapes across Asia, the report highlights how supporting innovative small-scale green businesses could help reverse the current trend where business incentives for ...
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 ...