Common data and clear definitions will enable the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and REDD+ policy-makers to achieve a shared goal: sustainable oil palm expansion on degraded land in Indonesia.
p>In May 2010, Norway agreed to contribute up to $1 billion towards reducing deforestation and forest degradation and loss of peatland in Indonesia, which now account for more than 80 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
A new policy to develop oil palm on degraded land could protect Indonesia’s forests. But what does “degraded” really mean?
An upcoming United States-Indonesia partnership is an opportunity to tackle deforestation.
Environmental risks in the power, food and beverage, and real estate sectors can pose new challenges for investors.
More than half of existing and planned power plants in South and Southeast Asia are located in areas currently considered water scarce or stressed, according to findings in a report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence.
Environmental trends could have significant financial repercussions for the $40 billion food and beverage industry in South and Southeast Asia, according to a report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence.
p>“Green” building retrofits or new construction can protect the Asian real estate sector from increasing environmental risks emerging in the region, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and HSBC’s Climate Change Centre o
p>WHAT: The World Resources Institute (WRI) and HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence will hold a Tele-press conference to discuss three new reports analyzing the environmental risks facing the electricity, food & beverage and building sectors in South Asia.