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Threatened species caught in crossfire of ongoing land conflict in Myanmar
Conflict over how best to protect the biodiversity of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region may be contributing to the rapid loss of its forest cover.
Paper giant APP linked to Indonesia peat clearing despite sustainability vow
Greenpeace Southeast Asia has identified nearly 3,500 hectares (8,650 acres) of peatland clearing in pulpwood plantations in Sumatra supplying Asian Pulp & Paper.
Selangor govt instructs factory behind water pollution to vacate land
(main photo: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the factory building will be demolished within the next few months)
World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report
The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the World Bank after acknowledging a number of “irregularities” in the data used.
Is Malaysia’s CIMB serious about addressing deforestation? (commentary)
Gulzhan Musaeva, an independent financial analyst writes about CIMB’s sustainability commitments. CIMB is Malaysia’s second largest bank and a major leader to regional plantation companies.
Uncovering impacts of gold mining in Papua New Guinea
The pacific island of Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most resource rich countries, hosting nearly 7 percent of global biodiversity and important reserves of gold, copper and hydrocarbo
From chieftaincy to women’s land rights and covid-19, how an initiative is supporting land rights in Sierra Leone on different fronts
Interview with Christiana Ellie, M&E officer in Land for Life Initiative
1) Can you tell us a bit more about the Land for Life Consortium- Sierra Leone?
Strengthening community voices in land governance reform in Sierra Leone
Under the British colonial rule, Sierra Leone’s land mass was divided into two areas, the colony area and protectorate area.
Addressing land and policy grabs in the shadow of COVID-19
Reports suggest the COVID-19 fallout is providing opportunities for elites to seize lands and rewrite regulations.
COVID-19 and global economic ordering: radical shift or more of the same?
The fallout from COVID-19 has triggered narratives about profound changes to economic ordering. A closer look provides a more complex picture, particularly for countries in the global South.