Deforestation Dividends

Rainforest loss has devastating consequences for the climate, for forest-dwelling people and for biodiversity. Our investigation reveals just how much cash banks could have raked in from deforestation-linked deals
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The true price of palm oil

For the first time, we show how palm oil originating in Papua New Guinea and tainted by alleged human rights abuses finds its way into world famous brands, its harmful plantations enabled by iconic investors
Land cleared for oil palm plantations in the Bainings region of East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea

The Pacific island of New Guinea is home to the world’s third largest rainforest. Approximately half of it is in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where forests have traditional sustained indigenous communities. But land has been annexed by timber and palm oil companies, backed by global finance, with grave results for local people and the climate
Paul Pavol in his village Mu in the Pomio District PNG

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has an immense wealth of natural resources. But instead of driving development, these riches are benefiting predatory elites, armed groups and cowboy firms.
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