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6 February 2020

Japanese megabanks accused of financing rainforest destruction in Rainforest Action Network's report

In a new report entitled “Will Japan’s Megabanks Stop Financing Rainforest Destruction?” published by Rainforest Action Network,  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho), and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC Group),...

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6 February 2020

Japan’s Megabanks Complicit in Destroying Critical Carbon Sinks & Fueling Illegality

Author: Rainforest Action Network

29 January 2020...

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11 October 2019

Indonesia: Report alleges that companies controlled by APP and Sinar Mas are involved in community conflicts

The Environmental Paper Network released a report entitled, Conflict Plantations: Chapter 1: Revealing Asia Pulp & Paper's trail of disputes across Indonesia". It found that  "in just five provinces of Indonesia, at least 107 villages or...

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11 October 2019

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11 October 2019

Indonesia: Study reveals Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas involvement in hundreds of community conflicts

Author: Joshua Martin, Environmental Paper Network

"New Study Reveals Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Involved in Hundreds of Conflicts with Local Communities as Haze Crisis in Indonesia Intensifies," 01 October 2019...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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24 August 2017
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23 August 2017

New book: Megaprojects, local communities & strategic litigation in 9 global South countries

Author: Dejusticia

“Fighting the tide. Human rights and environmental justice in the Global South”...

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23 April 2017

Indonesia: Court orders local govt. to review palm oil plantation permits & hold companies accountable for 2015 deforestation fires

Author: Friends of the Earth, on EcoWatch

"Historic Verdict in Indonesia’s Fight Against Deforestation", 5 Apr 2017...

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14 June 2016

Indonesia: Govt. & private companies partner on forest fire prevention projects following last year’s massive fires

Last year's forest fires and resulting haze linked to the clearing of plantations reportedly resulted in economic losses of over $16 billion in Indonesia alone. The health and livelihood impacts also reached neighboring Malaysia and Singapore -- even...

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