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OSLO (Reuters) - Brazil must demonstrate it can reduce the ongoing deforestation in the Amazon before Norway will resume payments in support of preserving the world's largest rainforest, the Norwegian environment minister told Reuters.
LENGGONG: A total of 3,000ha of forest reserves in Perak were found to have been illegally cleared to date, says Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad.
President Joko Widodo arrived in a cyclone-hit cluster of islands after the disaster killed more than 200 people, including victims in neighbouring Timor Leste, with dozens still missing.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are in need of an urgent and holistic response from the government, regulators, businesses and even consumers if transition-induced economic dislocations are to be mitigated.
PETALING JAYA: Lestari Capital has launched the Rimba Collective, an initiative with the aim of delivering US$1bil (RM4.14bil) to forest protection and restoration in South-East Asia over a 25-year duration.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): Rising sea temperatures due to global warming were responsible for tropical cyclone Seroja, which triggered devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara islands on Sunday (April 4), Indonesia's weather agency has said.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is focusing on four priority research areas – yield performance, sustainable development, mechanisation and automation, as well as food safety and nutrition – in an effort to improve the oil palm industry’s efficiency and productivity.
LEMBATA, Indonesia (AFP): Indonesia's navy readied hospital ships Wednesday (April 7) to help treat injured survivors of a cyclone that has killed over 150 in the archipelago and neighbouring East Timor, the disaster agency said.