News - Forests and Climate Change

8M ha eyed for oil palm plantations

26th May 2014
Environment Secretary of Philippines, Ramon Paje, proposed the conversion of some 8 million hectares of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Chevron uses deep pockets to win Ecuador legal battle

16th May 2014
Amazon residents set back in mismatched litigation with US oil giant, but fight for justice continues (Lauren Carasik / Al Jazeera America)

When Cowboys and Indians unite

2nd May 2014
Inside the unlikely alliance that is remaking the climate movement (Kristin Moe / Waging Nonviolence)

Indigenous protesters occupy Peru’s biggest Amazon oil field

28th Apr 2014
Around 500 Achuar protesters are demanding the clean-up of decades of contamination from spilled crude oil (Dan Collyns / The Guardian)

Indonesia must vote to protect its forests

2nd Apr 2014
If President Yudhoyono wants to make good on one of his most prominent pledges, to cut the country’s climate change emissions by up to 41 percent, now is the time to return the forests to those who can care for them best. (Abdon Nababan / Thomson Reuters Foundation)

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