Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in deforestation and peat degradation. To make sustainable palm oil a reality, an industry is searching for ways to steer these farmers towards more responsible practices.
A proposal for a US$423 million facility is expected to be approved in one of the biggest cities in the country's capital, despite a law banning incineration. Critics say city governments are at the losing end of this technology.
Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation is opening itself to unprecedented scrutiny with Crosscheck, a new transparency tool that allows the public to trace palm oil down to the mill level, and inspect its supply chain for environmental violations and risks.
While the world has paid close attention to how humans are altering biodiversity, we know much less about how we’re impacting the planet’s biomass or the total amount of matter bound up in plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms.
David Cord –
Technology can harm our ailing planet if the process by which we produce modern-day gadgets is planned improperly. See why the world needs circular solutions to develop sustainably and why energy has a crucial role to play.
Sourajit Aiyer –
In the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, ditching chemical pesticides and fertilisers in favour of natural farming has led to big increases in output and income for farmers. So what's stopping nationwide adoption of soil-friendly natural farming, writes Sourajit Aiyer.
Advances in technology is making it possible to make the bioeconomy—defined as the agriculture and forestry industries—more sustainable without sacrificing productivity. Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute highlights examples of green growth.
Robin Hicks –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
Renewable Energy is central to sustainable economic development; it moderates growth of energy demand contributes towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly lowers dependency on oil. Renewable Energy ...