The green group has had its licence to work with Indonesia's environment ministry on nature park conservation terminated. Its support of West Papua's declaration to conserve its forests could be a factor. Should other foreign-based NGOs be worried about their future in the climate-critical archipelago?
The ongoing cultivation of Indonesia's carbon-rich peatlands and a regulation that rolled back their protection, means there may be no end to the region's annual haze outbreaks that choke much of Southeast Asia, a report by a coalition of local and international NGOs claims.
A year after the leading sustainable palm oil certifying body forged an important strategic alliance in the world's most populous country, RSPO’s CEO Datuk Darrel Webber tells Eco-Business why he’s optimistic that China has the makings of a market leader in sustainable palm oil.
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.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.