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BANGKOK: A push to privatise land and other resources in countries from Ukraine to Papua New Guinea is hurting indigenous people and the rural poor, while increasing the risks linked to climate change, researchers at a U.S.-based think tank said on Tuesday.
BEFORE Masala Wheels became a known brand in the social enterprise circuit, Kuhan Pathy and his fellow co-founders’ goal in forming the company was only to keep a friend on the straight and narrow.
In the hours before climbers were permanently barred from Uluru, the world-famous red sandstone monolith that rises from the heart of Australia, the line to ascend it snaked for hundreds of feet – past a sign posted by its aboriginal owners noting that the site is sacred, and requesting that visitors refrain from climbing it.
LONDON: European banks committed to backing action on climate change face allegations of double standards from indigenous groups in Ecuador after a report named them as major players in the trade in oil from the Amazon rainforest.
JAKARTA: A South Korean-owned company is cutting down primary rainforests for timber and then setting fires to clear the land to plant oil palm in apparent violation of Indonesian law, according to an investigation by environmental groups.
KUCHING: A senior state minister from Sarawak disclosed that Wilmar International Ltd, which kicked up a storm three weeks ago with its new outsourcing policy, has given the assurance that it would continue to procure crude palm oil (CPO) from planters in the state even though the plantations were on peat land.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.
KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) may be looking at building a US$27bil liquefied natural gas export terminal in northwestern Canada on the site of an abandoned Royal Dutch Shell Plc energy project, according to the company’s chief executive officer.