UK Government announces £150 million investment for world’s rainforests The UK Government has launched a £150 million fund to help protect 2.1 million hectares of rainforest from deforestation.

The UK Government has launched a £150 million fund to help protect 2.1 million hectares of rainforest from deforestation. Through the newly launched Mobilising Finance for Forests Programme, the Government’s £150 million investment is for businesses and investors who support…

Satelligence partners with GAR to delink palm oil production from deforestation

Utrecht, 25th February 2021 – Agritech company Satelligence has partnered with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), following a three month trial, to deliver near real-time deforestation risk monitoring of GAR’s full palm oil concessions and supply chain, covering all of Indonesia. Based…

Preserving the environment: The SIFCA group reaffirms its commitment to “Zero deforestation”

Utrecht, 12th February 2021 – The SIFCA group and Satelligence have signed a partnership agreement, supported by Proparco’s technical assistance program, for satellite monitoring of plantations of said group. More specifically, for the group, a major player in the agro-industry…

Fishermen report oil spill at Chevron’s facility in Bayelsa coastline

Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Yenagoa, the state capital. The fishermen, who operate on shallow waters near the ocean,…

SPDC Battles Letugbene Community Over Land Dispute

The people of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State have shut down a drilling rig belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC), alleging the company’s failure to accord them recognition as the rightful owners of the land where Tunu…

UN Climate Change Process Steps up Action on Deforestation

UN Climate Change News, 17 June 2020 – The number of countries providing information and data to the UN Climate Change secretariat on forest-related mitigation actions continues to rise. This increases transparency on global efforts to curb rising greenhouse gas…

Protect landscapes to protect humanity

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic activity is eroding wild spaces, forests and other important ecosystems, bringing us closer to…

A fund for African Fashion

Roberta Annan, a Ghanaian businesswoman, launched the African Fashion Fund in 2011 to improve access to finance and infrastructure for artisans and creatives from across the continent. She insists that sustainability cannot be limited to only the materials used in…

Saitex founder Sanjeev Bahl on leading innovation in sustainability

“The current situation can be an opportunity for us to redefine sustainability” When it comes to sustainable fashion, Vietnam-based denim brand, Saitex, leads the way. The brand is spearheaded by its founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl. Saitex counts Everlane, Madewell…

COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Two new studies in AGU’s…

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