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.
Major companies are stepping up to address human rights issues in their supply chains. Forum for the Future's latest collaborative effort is a palm oil industry-first in addressing problems surrounding temporary work and gender equality in Southeast Asia's biggest palm oil exporter.
While some Asian countries have introduced policies to conserve forests and give more rights to indigenous people, the area of planted forest nearly doubled between 1990 and 2015, a new report has found.
Enrica Porcari –
In an age of receding multilateralism, the private sector and tech community must help ensure the 2030 Development Agenda stays on track, says the World Food Programme's Enrica Porcari.
Anthony Pereira –
There are good reasons for concern about Brazil's new president, but Anthony Pereira writes about what factors can constrain the administration's ability to wreak environmental damage.
Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times. How can climate change solutions help tackle poverty and ensure rights for the most vulnerable communities?
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.