Posts Tagged with "MSPO"

Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Environmental and human rights groups in the Netherlands are welcoming the Dutch government’s rejection of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for failure to meet minimal accepted sustainability principles. The ruling from the Ministry of Environment found that the MTCS fails to recognize or uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples and certifies timber from the [...]

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Indonesia Palm Oil Association Walks Out On The Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Indonesia Palm Oil Association Walks Out On The Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

It’s been a tumultuous few months for cheerleaders of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified “sustainable” palm oil, and now the ground just became even more unstable. In an interesting turn of events — what some alarmists are calling “the beginning of the end” for the RSPO —  Indonesia’s Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has walked out [...]

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Malaysian Palm Oil Scheme: More Problems, Fewer Answers

Monday, August 22, 2011

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Malaysian Palm Oil Scheme: More Problems, Fewer Answers

This post was written by Andrew Ng, a RAN ally and committed activist who has spent more than a decade working on forest issues. What is the future of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)? Clearly the Malaysian palm oil sector — including both industry and government — wants to challenge it with the [...]

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Malaysia’s “Sustainable” Palm Oil Just Pure Greenwash

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil. Photo: astromediashop As I reported on Monday, the Malaysian government—hand in hand with the country’s largest palm oil companies—is attempting to undermine the RSPO’s “sustainable palm oil” certification standard by creating its own certification. Problem is—the Malaysian palm oil industry’s version of “sustainable palm oil” is pure greenwash which is extremely [...]

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