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

It’s time to confront the collusion between the palm oil industry and politicians that is driving Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

18.04.2018 An investigation released today by Mongabay and Earthsight’s The Gecko Project reveals connections between global palm oil industry and corruption of Indonesian democracy

Illegal clearance under the guise of old projects, as opacity reigns in DRC

12.03.2018 While no major green-field projects are known to have broken ground, our research indicates that illegal clearance of natural forest is occurring under the guise of projects to re-develop abandoned plantations

Hypocrisy and friends in high places in the Republic of Congo

12.03.2018 In an extract from The Coming Storm report, we explore how The Republic of Congo government’s stated aims to reduce deforestation contrast starkly with what is happening on the ground

Illegal deforestation and the flawed focus on corporate voluntary actions

12.06.2017 Globally, the problem is getting worse, not better, and corporate zero deforestation commitments may actually be distracting attention from other actions that could have greater impacts

Why voluntary policies will not stop deforestation

21.11.2016 It is essential that the corporate zero deforestation movement is harnessed to push for the necessary actions by governments

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