THIS is what the World should be concerned about … the big picture! In Beijing President Xi stood on the Tiananmen Rostrum where Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China on October 1 1949 and extolled the ‘Chinese Dream’ of national rejuvenation … ‘There is no force that can shake the foundation of […]

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Recommendations to establish sustainable palm oil operations in the Republic of Gabon This piece is part of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics’ Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary In recent decades, the global market for palm oil has grown significantly. With South-East Asia’s land availability becoming increasingly scarce, the next […]

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This piece is part of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics’ Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary Time is running out for orangutans. In 2016 the International Union for Conservation of Nature classed the species as critically endangered (Ancrenaz et al., 2016), one slip away from extinction. In the war of […]

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]

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