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Can we rely on voluntary industry action to drive deforestation out of supply chains?

Can we rely on voluntary industry action to drive deforestation out of supply chains? | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Greenpeace's Andy Tait says companies should commit to traceable supply chains, but remember it is just a means to an end
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APP acknowledges historic land-grabbing in China, pledges reform

APP acknowledges historic land-grabbing in China, pledges reform | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
While Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has made considerable progress on addressing social and environmental problems associated with its operations in Indonesia, the forestry giant still has much to do to rectify historic social grievances in China, says a report published by Landesa and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
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226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE “CLEARED” | West Papua Daily

226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE “CLEARED” | West Papua Daily | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it

Some private companies are awaiting approval from the Papua provincial government to open palm oil, Industrial Plantation Forest ( HTI ) and other agricultural plantations, a researcher from the Papua Environmental Foundation, Nafli Lessil told tabloidjubi.com on Thursday ( 1/5).

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Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality

Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp and Paper explains how bottom line performance and sustainable forests can be combined to help deliver 'a green economy for Indonesia'
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‘Losses of RM45m in 4 months’

‘Losses of RM45m in 4 months’ | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR: LOSSES incurred by the federal and state governments from illegal logging could run into billions of ringgit if the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) four-month Op Tukul in Sarawak is anything to go by.
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Agriculture, Lumber Industries Drive Deforestation

Agriculture, Lumber Industries Drive Deforestation | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
More than a third of recent deforestation can be tied to production of beef, soy, palm oil and timber alone
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
While the largest landowners have cut their contribution to deforestation by two-thirds, that of smallholders has increased
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Indonesian govt won't allow palm oil companies to protect forests

Indonesian govt won't allow palm oil companies to protect forests | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report published by Greenomics, an Indonesian environmental group.
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Oil palm: A visual story

Oil palm: A visual story | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Palm oil can be produced without driving deforestation, two experts write in a book newly translated to English and published by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
“The problem,” authors Alain Rival and Patrice Levang write in “Palms of controversies: Oil palm and development challenges,” is not the oil palm “but the way people have chosen to exploit it.”
Click here to read more about the book. See below for a visual story of oil palm and the controversy behind it (click on
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Realizing and communicating the business value from operating sustainably

Realizing and communicating the business value from operating sustainably | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Sustainability is often seen as a woolly concept that has no place in the boardroom. However, the reality is very different.

It is becoming ever more evident that there is tangible business value to be unlocked from looking at your company’s operations through a sustainability lens. And despite what the naysayers would have you believe, it is possible to quantify the benefits of sustainability in the same way as many traditional business activities.
More and more companies are realizing and com
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Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness? - Stockholm Environment Institute

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness? - Stockholm Environment Institute | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) links science and policy across a broad range of environmental and development issues at all scales across the globe.
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Three reasons small businesses must play a large role in climate change resilience

Three reasons small businesses must play a large role in climate change resilience | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
World Resources Institute research analyst Lisa Dougherty-Choux explores the role of small business in helping mitigate and adapt to climate change, especially...
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Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Oil palm plantations are a major threat to orangutans, but new initiatives for deforestation-free palm oil may help save them.
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Between two worlds: People making progress in the middle ground

Between two worlds: People making progress in the middle ground | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Scott Poynton of The Forest Trust highlights the growing unity between businesses and NGOs in tackling deforestation
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Fashion industry making progress in cutting deforestation from clothing

Fashion industry making progress in cutting deforestation from clothing | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Several more clothing companies have committed to eliminate fiber produced via destruction of endangered forests, adding momentum to a zero deforestation movement within the fashion sector, argues a new report published by Canopy, an environmental non-profit.
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Study Finds Farm Exports Drive Deforestation

Study Finds Farm Exports Drive Deforestation | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
International agriculture and lumber industries are main drivers of tropical deforestation, according to a new study. Roughly a third of recent tropical deforestation and associated carbon emissions (3.9 Mha and 1.7 GtCO2) can be attributed to the production of beef, soy, palm oil and timber alone.
The analysis maps the link between deforestation for the above-mentioned four commodities in eight case countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Ma…
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BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Hub

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Hub | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
News and analysis exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation
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Backlog: 5,982 cases of timber smuggling pending in K-P – The Express Tribune

Backlog: 5,982 cases of timber smuggling pending in K-P – The Express Tribune | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it

Forest dept regist­ered 7,910 cases in 2013.


Via Andrew Heald
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Andrew Heald's curator insight, October 27, 2014 2:13 AM
Governance and judiciary essential part of controlling deforestation
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'No forests, no cash': palm oil giants commit to sustainability, but will they follow through?

'No forests, no cash': palm oil giants commit to sustainability, but will they follow through? | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Four of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers signed a landmark commitment in New York in September to further implement sustainable practices across one of the country’s largest commercial sectors. Then-President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) witnessed the undertaking, which is hoped to expand the country’s palm oil industry while making it more environmentally friendly.
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How do we collaborate to curb deforestation?

How do we collaborate to curb deforestation? | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Consumers around the world are beginning to favour responsibly produced goods; and many companies that manufacture end-user goods have given themselves deadlines of between 2015 and 2020 to source 100% sustainable products to meet market demand. It is therefore critical that palm oil companies and the governments of the countries that produce them realize how important it is to […]
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BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Challenge

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Challenge | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Join BusinessGreen, in association with Asia Pulp and Paper, for an interactive day exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global...
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Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year
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Companies take the climate lead

Companies take the climate lead | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
At the UN headquarters in New York last month, 27 states, eight subnational governments, 34 companies, 16 groups of indigenous peoples and 45 NGOs/ ...
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97% of companies fail to provide data on key sustainability indicators

97% of companies fail to provide data on key sustainability indicators | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
New report finds only 129 of 4,069 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges are disclosing the most basic sustainability information
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The language of sustainability

The language of sustainability | Responsible supply chains | Scoop.it
Sustainability has hit the mainstream, and with that move comes a new lexicon for consumers to take in
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