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May 10, 2011

The timber may be certified: but is it sustainable?

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20 April, 2011

Forests and food security: What we know and need to know

BOGOR, Indonesia (20 April, 2011)_A few weeks ago, I met a senior diplomat from one of the countries where CIFOR conducts research.

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April 19, 2011

EU-Indonesia reach historic agreement on illegal timber

AFTER four years of negotiations, the EU and Indonesia have this week finalised an historic new trade agreement to stem the flow of illegal timber to European markets.

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April 22, 2011

Indonesia’s Moratorium: An Opportunity for Forests and Industry

A highly anticipated two-year moratorium on new forest conversion permits could bring fundamental improvements to forest and land management in Indonesia.

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April 22, 2011

Former REDD+ negotiator for Indonesia sentenced to 3 years for corruption

Wandojo Siswanto, one of the negotiators for Indonesia's delegation at 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen and a key architect of its Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) partnership with Norway, has been sentenced to three years in prison for accepting bribes.

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March 31, 2011

New World Growth report contains 'false and misleading' information

A new report from World Growth International, a lobby group for industrial forestry interests, contains "false and misleading" information on the economic impact of reducing Indonesia's deforestation rate, says an Indonesian environmental group.

The report, released today, claims that reducing deforestation in Indonesia will cost the country 3.5 million jobs annually by slowing growth of the forestry sector.

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March 16, 2011

5 Actors, 5 Trends, a Continent of Complexity

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March 07, 2011

Stopping export logging, oil palm expansion in PNG in 2012 would cost $1.8b, says economist

Stopping logging for timber export and conversion of forest for oil palm plantations would cost Papua New Guinea roughly $1.8 billion dollars from 2012 to 2025, but would significantly reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis published by an economist from the University of Queensland.

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March 08, 2011

Rise in Palm Oil Output May Help Satisfy Food Demand

Strong production of Southeast Asian palm oil is the best hope of boosting cooking oil supplies as soybean oil gets soaked up to make biofuel, its attraction redoubled by unrest in Libya that has driven crude oil to more than $100 per barrel.

Vegetable oil markets had braced for a fall in palm oil prices in the second half of 2010. They expected strong output from top producer Indonesia as it harvested a bigger acreage, and as No. 2 supplier Malaysia improved yields.

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February 16, 2011

UP study on logging ban bared

MANILA, Philippines – A total logging ban would only worsen the rate of deforestation of the country's meager forest cover.


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