In 2014, Papua New Guinea became the world’s largest exporter of tropical timber. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Eleven years ago, PNG formed the Coalition for Rainforest Nations and presented the idea of REDD to the UN climate meeting in Montreal.
On 31 December 2015, Accreditation Services International terminated SGS Malaysia’s RSPO accreditation. REDD-Monitor asked RSPO for further details about this. “We will not announce any further details,” Jan van Driel, RSPO Head of Certification, replied.
Shampoo, margarine, lipstick, ice cream, deodorant, detergents, crisps, chocolates, toothpaste, pizza dough, bread, biofuel, soap, instant noodles. The list of products containing palm oil is long.
Sarawak is the ground zero of deforestation. More than 95% of Sarawak’s intact forest has gone. In 2010, Sarawak accounted for 25% of tropical log exports, despite the fact that only 0.5% of the world’s tropical forests are in Sarawak.