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Bonn - A coalition of youth, environmental groups, NGOs, Indigenous Peoples' organizations and women's groups delivered a plea to negotiators asking them to ensure a strong climate deal and warning them that they will... read more
According to a new report released by Global Witness, Vested Interests: industrial logging and carbon in tropical forests, industrial logging in primary tropical forests under the guise of "sustainable forest management... read more
The Last Mahogany Rush: Laundering illegal timber in Honduras destroys forests and jeopardises local community development Poor governance in forest management in Honduras is threatening Río Plátano, the country’s... read more
The results of a government review of logging contracts mark an important step towards greater transparency and legality in the forest sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Global Witness said today. However, the... read more
After prevaricating for over five years, the European Commission decided today not to make it illegal to import illegally harvested timber into Europe.[1] The long-awaited proposal for a regulation, 'Laying down the... read more
FERN and Global Witness, as well as leading economists,[1] financiers[2] and other NGOs,[3] have serious concerns about the ability of carbon markets to halt climate change. "Entrusting the future of the planet to the... read more
A World Bank Inspection Panel report, published on Tuesday, strongly criticises the way the Bank has managed its support of forest sector reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo for failing to comply with its... read more
INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF ENV...L FOREST POLICY Letter - ENGLISH Letter - SPANISH read more
(London, October 4, 2006) – Cambodia’s international donors must hold the country’s government to its commitments to protect human rights, fight corruption, and ensure the protection of land and natural resources, a... read more
Global Witness today welcomed the commitment of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to improve forest management in Cambodia, but questioned whether the Bank management has fully learned lessons from its failed Forest... read more
The United Nations Security Council has voted not to renew sanctions on the Liberian timber industry despite insufficient progress by the Government of Liberia in meeting the criteria set out in Resolution 1521 (2003... read more
A leaked World Bank Inspection Panel[1] report heavily criticises the Bank’s own forest management project in Cambodia for breaking internal safeguards, ignoring local communities and failing to reduce poverty, said... read more
The Logging Concession System in Cambodia In the early 1990s the Cambodian government secretly awarded 32 logging concessions areas to private companies, many of them foreign-owned. Most of these firms went on to... read more
Bonn - A coalition of youth, environmental groups, NGOs, Indigenous Peoples' organizations and women's groups delivered a plea to negotiators asking them to ensure a strong climate deal and warning them that they will... read more
According to a new report released by Global Witness, Vested Interests: industrial logging and carbon in tropical forests, industrial logging in primary tropical forests under the guise of "sustainable forest management... read more
The Last Mahogany Rush: Laundering illegal timber in Honduras destroys forests and jeopardises local community development Poor governance in forest management in Honduras is threatening Río Plátano, the country’s... read more
The results of a government review of logging contracts mark an important step towards greater transparency and legality in the forest sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Global Witness said today. However, the... read more
After prevaricating for over five years, the European Commission decided today not to make it illegal to import illegally harvested timber into Europe.[1] The long-awaited proposal for a regulation, 'Laying down the... read more
FERN and Global Witness, as well as leading economists,[1] financiers[2] and other NGOs,[3] have serious concerns about the ability of carbon markets to halt climate change. "Entrusting the future of the planet to the... read more
A World Bank Inspection Panel report, published on Tuesday, strongly criticises the way the Bank has managed its support of forest sector reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo for failing to comply with its... read more
INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF ENV...L FOREST POLICY Letter - ENGLISH Letter - SPANISH read more
(London, October 4, 2006) – Cambodia’s international donors must hold the country’s government to its commitments to protect human rights, fight corruption, and ensure the protection of land and natural resources, a... read more
Global Witness today welcomed the commitment of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to improve forest management in Cambodia, but questioned whether the Bank management has fully learned lessons from its failed Forest... read more
The United Nations Security Council has voted not to renew sanctions on the Liberian timber industry despite insufficient progress by the Government of Liberia in meeting the criteria set out in Resolution 1521 (2003... read more
A leaked World Bank Inspection Panel[1] report heavily criticises the Bank’s own forest management project in Cambodia for breaking internal safeguards, ignoring local communities and failing to reduce poverty, said... read more
The Logging Concession System in Cambodia In the early 1990s the Cambodian government secretly awarded 32 logging concessions areas to private companies, many of them foreign-owned. Most of these firms went on to... read more
Global Witness understands that Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) CEO Doan Nguyen Duc held a press conference during which the company contested evidence in Global Witness’ report ‘Rubber Barons’. This report highlights how the... read more
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