Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

New ISPO regulation underpinning Indonesian palm oil diplomacy branded as “regressive”

30.04.2020 Recent “reform” of palm oil sustainability certification scheme criticised for threatening forests and human rights – just as major export markets seek to better protect them

Cameroon women denounce "destruction" of forests and community by agribusiness giants

01.04.2020 Local women fight back against controversial palm oil, rubber firms accused of destroying community way of life and responsible for widespread deforestation 

Norwegian wealth fund divests from Alicorp over palm oil-linked destruction in Peruvian Amazon

10.03.2020 Alicorp purchased palm oil from the Ocho Sur plantation where a reported 7,000ha of forest was destroyed and indigenous communities displaced

Indonesian timber auditors to probe allegations of faked permits for $6bn of wood

27.02.2020 In a test for its EU-backed timber legality scheme, auditors investigate allegations that a vast logging and timber operation in Papua is underpinned by fake oil palm permits

UK-based Equatorial Palm Oil under fire for alleged malpractice in Liberia

31.01.2020 Report calls for due diligence law to monitor UK-registered firms operating overseas

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