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Weighing up the risks of a 2021 ‘land rush' in Africa
A 2021 African land rush seems unlikely, but issues persist
Explainer: What does it mean to invest ‘ethically’ or with ‘impact’?
Demand for funds which cherry pick investments with strong environmental, social or governance (ESG) credentials has surged in recent years.
Pension and endowment funds linked to conflict-plagued oil palm in DRC
A new report from the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, reveals that several well-known pension funds, trusts and endowments are invested in a group of oil palm plantations in the Democratic
Can palm oil truly be sustainable? Malaysia offers a certification model we’ve been waiting for
A new UN report entitled, "Making Peace With Nature”, finds that nearly 90 percent of all known species are threatened by climate change.
Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns
Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.
#MRLF2021: Working toward a more equitable and inclusive future for smallholders in the Mekong Region
Earth Day 2021: Celebrating and recognizing the leadership and climate action of Indigenous peoples and local communities
Today, on Earth Day I want to celebrate the efforts made by Indigenous peoples around the world to continue protecting our planet.
Want to fight climate change? Support indigenous people
By Sônia Guajajara (Guajajara), Executive Coordinator for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB); Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (Kanakaney-Igorot), former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights
A tragic outcome for the world's forests is not inevitable
The data on forest loss is still grim but we know what causes deforestation - and the policy tools and market mechanisms that can stop it
New report asks: Where’s the money going in the Niger Delta?
Oil companies are paying billions towards development in the Niger Delta, but it’s having little impact on the ground, say Tijah Bolton-Akpan and Miles Litvinoff.