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1Feb

How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?

The Leuser Ecosystem is a rainforest area which spans over 2.6 million hectares, covering large parts of the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is home to several endangered species including orangutans, Sumatran tigers … Continue reading “How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?”

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29Dec

PT SMART gets highest score on sustainability according to report by Chain Reaction Research

PT SMART has received the highest ranking in an evaluation on sustainability carried out by Chain Reaction Research –  a consortium consisting of  Aidenvironment, Climate Advisers and Profundo. Ten of Indonesia’s largest listed palm oil … Continue reading “PT SMART gets highest score on sustainability according to report by Chain Reaction Research”

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20Dec

New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation

New evidence questions the popular picture of the palm oil industry as the leading destroyer of forests, suggesting the reality on the ground is very different and that a broader approach on forest loss is … Continue reading “New York Declaration on Forests report shows palm oil sector taking the most action against deforestation”

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30Nov

Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil

At the end of her field trip, Clairie reflects on what she has learnt We wrapped up our visit to the methane capture facility. Pak Gotz and I had separate flights to catch. I left … Continue reading “Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil”

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25Nov

RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building

Earlier this month I joined some 700 people at the 14th RSPO Roundtable, a four-day conference bringing together growers, traders, brands, retailers, civil society organisations and others engaged with the world’s most established sustainable palm … Continue reading “RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building”

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22Nov

Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action

In this installment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie spends her last day visiting a methane capture facility Tired after all the scientific adventures at SMARTRI, we were once again back in the car going … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action”

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18Nov

Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2

In this instalment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie continues her tour of SMARTRI and learns more about research projects that help boost palm oil productivity  After looking at the CO2 equipment, we went on … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2”

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27Oct

Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats

In the second instalment of Postcards from the Field, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clairie Ng, continues her journey of discovery on a palm oil estate in Riau, and shares her experience with the … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats”

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7Oct

The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on

We’ve just passed the one-year mark since we launched our updated and enhanced sustainability policy, the GSEP, and it’s a good time to take a look at what’s been happening since. The GSEP is the … Continue reading “The GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) – one year on”

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