News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

Mapping local communities’ efforts to protect forests in Indonesia – February 4, 2015

Local and indigenous communities play an important role managing and protecting forests.

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0204-community-forest-map.html

http://news.mongabay.com/community-forests/

 

World Bank’s forest carbon program falls short on indigenous peoples’ rights, argues report -February 5, 2015

Countries poised to receive World Bank funds for achieving reductions in deforestation have insufficient safeguards for ensuring that local communities don’t lose out in the rush to score money from the forest carbon market, argues a new report published by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0205-rri-world-bank-fcpf.html

 

Going deforestation-free: can it protect our forests? – February 13, 2015

Hundreds of companies are going deforestation-free, but this may not be enough to stop forest clearance for palm oil, soy, pulp and paper

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/13/deforestation-free-forest-companies-palm-oil-soy

 

Supply chain policies must change to meet deforestation target – February 23, 2015

The Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP) Forest 500 ranks governments, companies and investors for their commitment to removing deforestation from commodity supply chains

http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2015/supply-chain-policies-must-change-to-meet-deforestation-target#sthash.nGLAtFmB.dpuf

 

Africa: The Wealth of Forests – February 23, 2015

The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201502231480.html

 

 

The Nature Conservancy and the World Bank acknowledge some of the hard realities of REDD – February 24, 2015

A new report from the Nature Conservancy and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility looks at jurisdictional REDD.

http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/02/24/the-nature-conservancy-and-the-world-bank-acknowledge-some-of-the-hard-realities-of-redd/

 

Will sustainable palm oil surge exclude small farmers? – February 24, 2015

Among Ghana’s small-scale farmers, there’s a saying that if your cocoa crop fails, you may as well go back and tend your oil palm.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-agriculture-palmoil-smallholders-idUKKBN0LS0VR20150224

 

Human Rights Watch Condemns World Bank Actions in Ethiopia – February 24, 2015

On 23 February 2015, Human Rights Watch released a statement calling on the World Bank to address human rights issues that were raised by an internal investigation that the bank conducted on its actions in Ethiopia.

http://unpo.org/article/17976

 

Palm oil wiping out Africa’s great ape rainforests – February 24, 2015

The rainforest habitat of chimpanzees and other great apes is being destroyed by the expansion of palm oil projects in central Africa, according to new evidence from Greenpeace.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2768642/palm_oil_wiping_out_africas_great_ape_rainforests.html

 

Going deforestation-free: can it protect our forests? – February 13, 2015

Hundreds of companies are going deforestation-free, but this may not be enough to stop forest clearance for palm oil, soy, pulp and paper

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/13/deforestation-free-forest-companies-palm-oil-soy

 

Supply chain policies must change to meet deforestation target  – February 23, 2015

The Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP) Forest 500 ranks governments, companies and investors for their commitment to removing deforestation from commodity supply chains

http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2015/supply-chain-policies-must-change-to-meet-deforestation-target#sthash.nGLAtFmB.dpuf

 

Africa: The Wealth of Forests – February 23, 2015

The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201502231480.html