A US$103.8 million payout for Indonesia has been approved by the UN’s Green Climate Fund in exchange for reducing emissions by avoiding deforestation. But observers have questioned the way the Indonesian government arrived at that figure.
A database of global capital flows into forest-risk companies in Southeast Asia, Brazil, and West and Central Africa has been published by a joint project of six research and environmental advocacy groups.
The world’s 100 most significant timber and pulp companies score just 22.6 per cent, on average, when assessed across 175 environmental, social, and governance indicators, according to a study by the Zoological Society of London.
To combat the fires in Indonesia and worsening haze, a Singaporean-based blockchain development company has launched the Global Ledger initiative to develop a coordinated regional and global response to such catastrophes.
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.
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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 …