Paraguay's Looted Lands

26.02.2021 How war, trade and dictatorship created the world’s worst deforestation crisis

Fires detected in Paraguay farms linked to BMW and JLR leather supply

21.10.2020 National emergency declared after devastating blazes sweep the Chaco  

How land grabbers weaponise indigenous ritual against Papuans

28.03.2019 An interview with anthropologist Sophie Chao discussing how plantation firms influence and exploit indigenous communities

A Roadmap to Failure

07.02.2019 Why the EU’s action plan on deforestation must be beefed up to be effective

Comment: Traders may face reputational risks as deforestation increases in Brazil

06.12.2018 Changes to environmental regulations expected under Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency will increase pressure on companies, traders and investors to take action, Climate Adviser warn

Comment: Bolsonaro has pledged to strip environmental protections. The EU can make those decisions hurt

06.12.2018 The Brazil president-elect's destructive impulses must be reined in, and EU policymakers must be galvanized into action, writes Fern's Nicole Polsterer

Does Indonesia’s storied anti-graft agency have a blind spot for corrupt land deals?

21.08.2018 Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission is perhaps the most trusted institution in a country plagued with graft. But the KPK, as it is known, has prosecuted only a handful of cases in the plantation sector

How corrupt elections fuel the sell-off of Indonesia’s natural resources

07.07.2018 Corrupt sell-offs by politicians, often to raise money for political campaigns, are driving deforestation and land rights abuses

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