Ten years after its launch, a new report shows that REDD+, a United Nations program to incentivise forest restoration, doesn't seem to be working as well as hoped amid tropical tree cover loss in many countries ramping up in recent years.
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.
Justin Adams –
One of the biggest challenges in making the argument for protecting forests is economic concerns. Timber cultivation could be the key that helps balance these concerns, says The Nature Conservancy's Justin Adams.
Aida Greenbury –
Asia Pulp and Paper managing director for sustainability Aida Greenbury outlines why a new agreement between Indonesia and Europe on sustainable timber is good news for Indonesia's forests.
The world's rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction, says University of Sydney professor Nick Rowley.
Jeremy Deaton, Nexus Media –
Logging scars landscapes, destroys habitats and is a major contributor to climate change. Here's how old Android smartphones--that might otherwise end up in a landfill-- are being used to stop illegal logging and curb climate change impacts.
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.
In a previous articles titled "Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1 and Part 2 ",we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata and Moringa oleifera are going ...