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Lands allocated for 2 major projects turned into maize farm
The people of Walewale in the Northern Region are demanding answers as to why lands allocated for a Watermelon Processing Factory and a 100-bed capacity hospital have now been turned into a maize f
Cameroon: Sheep-breeding community Mbororos challenges a temporary concession of 100,000 hectares in the Adamaoua
(Business in Cameroon) - On August 14, 2020, Ousmanou Biri, the regional president of the association for the cultural development of Cameroonian Mbororos - a community of sheep-breeding nomads wel
Land administration reform: part and parcel of an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 recovery
The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating around the world.
Think tank decries global push to privatize land
One of the ugliest features of the modern world is the exploitation of natural resources for private gain irrespective of its consequences for the environment and the larger community, especially t
Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia
At least 1.76 million jobs in the nation of about 16 million people are at risk due to COVID-19, while the poverty rate could double, to about one-in-four people, the World Bank said in May.
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.