Risky Business: Understanding the UK’s overseas footprint for deforestation-risk commodities

Analysis of UK consumption of agricultural, livestock and forestry commodities linked to overseas deforestation. Recommendations on actions for UK government to tackle deforestation.

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Company–community confect in Indonesia’s industrial plantation sector

Mediation, negotiation and court strategies for conflict resolution. Palm oil, pulp and paper plantations, and logging provokes conflict between local population, government, and industries.

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What does zero deforestation mean?

Appeal for clarity of implication from public- and private-sector, policy-makers who commit to deforestation reduction targets, and those who advocate for them

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Closing the Gap: Proposals for Action

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Hollow promises

Several years of fieldwork by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and civil society partners in Liberia has revealed the extent to which palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and its lead investor Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) are continuing to operate without the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of local communities within their concession area, … Read more

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Securing Forests, Securing Rights

The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says … Read more

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Deforestation Drivers and Human Rights – Malaysia

Deforestation and forest degradation in Malaysia is a complex phenomenon with varying causes. So far, however, the focus has been largely on direct causes like industrial logging, large-scale commercial oil palm plantations and agribusiness, road construction and large dams. Far less attention has been paid to the indirect or underlying causes and agents, inter-linking and … Read more

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Assault on the Commons

Indonesia is losing its forests faster than ever. Government efforts to halt the hand out of industrial permits for logging and plantations are failing. Despite its promises to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, the country is experiencing a run-away process of forest clearance for oil palm estates and pulpwood plantations.

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