Tag: deforestation

Concerns over potential deforestation resulting from French Guiana biofuel push

Concerns over potential deforestation resulting from French Guiana biofuel push

December 3, 2020 |

In French Guiana, MongaBay reports BiofuelWatch and local environmentalists are concerned about potentially significant environmental damage to the country’s portion of the Amazon rainforest due to plans for soy oil-based bioenergy production to power the Latin American French overseas department. The French government has been investigating for the past two years how to upgrade the […]

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Greenpeace protestors block trucks from entering Total’s biorefinery over deforestation claims

Greenpeace protestors block trucks from entering Total’s biorefinery over deforestation claims

October 29, 2019 |

In France, Tuesday morning around 6 am, some 20 activists from Greenpeace France entered the site of La Mède, near Martigues, in the south of France, to denounce the deforestation generated by this plant Total. Using two containers displaying “Total deforeste, Emmanuel Macron accomplice”, they blocked the access of vehicles to the plant, while other […]

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Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

October 7, 2019 |

In Norway, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s new report ‘Destination deforestation’ goes into the heated debate about “flight shame” and the role of the aviation sector in contributing to the climate crisis. The report reviews the status of the targets the aviation industry has set for alternative fuels and shows how high the risk is that expanding biofuel […]

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CIFOR’s Borneo Atlas shows steady decline of deforestation for palm oil

CIFOR’s Borneo Atlas shows steady decline of deforestation for palm oil

September 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, in a welcome “good news” story for the world’s carbon stocks and biodiversity, the felling of old-growth forest for oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo has tracked a steady decline since its 2012 peak. That is according to the revamped Borneo Atlas, a new tool which combines annual satellite data from […]

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Researchers looking at how biofuels can reverse deforestation in Indonesia

Researchers looking at how biofuels can reverse deforestation in Indonesia

November 26, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Korean National Institute of Forest Science (NIFOS) and Indonesia’s University of Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMP) are working together to study increasing biofuel plantations on a 7.2 million hectare tract of mostly degraded land in the province of Central Kalimantan that could help reduce deforestation in the […]

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Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

February 17, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the country’s Forum for Environment believes that the new policy boosting subsidies for biodiesel will increase deforestation as a result of increased demand for palm oil. The organization wants to see the funds from the subsidy instead go towards solar, wind and community-based environmental projects that have economic development impacts on communities rather […]

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