FAO | Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

FAO | Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

This publication contains the main findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020). The data in FRA 2020 have been obtained through a transparent, traceable, reporting process and a well- established network of officially nominated national correspondents. The information provided by FRA presents a comprehensive picture of the world’s forests and the ways the resource is changing. Such a clear global picture supports the development of sound policies, practices and investments affecting forests and forestry.

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MSI Integrity | Not Fit for Purpose

[Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives] are not designed or equipped to be effective tools for protecting rights holders against human rights violations, holding corporations accountable for abuse, or providing survivors and victims with access to remedy.

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AAAS | Claim that coconut oil is worse for biodiversity than palm oil sparks furious debate

But Sheherazade says she worries the paper will be used to undermine environmental activism against unsustainable oil palm practice in Indonesia, especially now that new plantations are springing up in pristine forests in Papua. “Oil palm is still a huge threat to biodiversity,” she says. “The palm debate is very polarized, extra care is needed to avoid creating new myths,” Van Noordwijk adds.

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SciTotEnv | Certified “sustainable” palm oil took the place of endangered Bornean and Sumatran large mammals habitat and tropical forests in the last 30 years

SciTotEnv | Certified “sustainable” palm oil took the place of endangered Bornean and Sumatran large mammals habitat and tropical forests in the last 30 years

  • This study adopted an unprecedented historical perspective over a 30-year time series.
  • Remotely sensed imagery (1984–2020) of Sumatra and Borneo were analysed.
  • Deforestation showed a strong relation to the development of certified “sustainable” palm oil.
  • Currently certified oil palm plantations are also located in the 1990s large mammals habitat.

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