Largest Leaf Kite

Largest Leaf Kite

Congrats to the Indonesian Kite Museum for setting another world record for the largest kite made from leaves and other natural materials.

Mad dash

Mad dash

On the way to the #Docsfair #Film #Festival, tomorrow in Amsterdam (docsfairfilmfestival.nl), and then straight to Ketapang (Kalimantan, Indonesia) for an audit. Quite a trip but good friends deserve support.

IF | Deforestation: five years of corporate progress?

According to Global Forest Watch, 18m hectares of tree cover were lost in the tropics alone in 2018, including 3.1m hectares of primary forest. The Consumer Goods Forum says that at least 40% of this forest loss is the direct result of expanding production of agriculture to produce commodities such as soy, cattle, palm oil, rubber and cocoa.

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Eco-Business |  Palm oil: the pros and cons of a controversial commodity

Eco-Business | Palm oil: the pros and cons of a controversial commodity

To say that palm oil is divisive is an understatement. To its advocates, it is a cornerstone of economic development, making efficient use of land and supporting millions of smallholders through profitable international trade. To its detractors, it is a cause of deforestation and social conflict, a direct threat to endangered species and a contributor to climate change.

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