Accused of being complicit in not only deforestation but also human right abuses in plantations, the European Union, of which France is a member, is keen to combat unsustainable imports, known as a key driver to deforestation.
Environmental groups from Papua New Guinea issued a letter to China during the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, highlighting the negative effects of rampant logging in the country's forest-dependent communities.
and Gretchen Ellison and Kelly Levin –
To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to not just reduce emissions, but actually remove some carbon dioxide from the sky, say WRI experts.
Bernard Tan –
The reasons for forest fires are numerous and complex. With hotter and drier temperatures becoming the new normal in parts of the world, the solution is to work with companies, not against them, writes Sinar Mas’ Bernard Tan.
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.
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 ...