Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – has adopted tougher investment standards to protect tropical forests, as part of a new policy on climate change.
In the Central African Republic (CAR), hundreds of representatives from armed groups, political parties, civil society and the religious communities met at the Bangui Forum from 4 - 12 May 2015.
In April 2015, farming communities in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cambodia began occupying the oil palm and rubber plantations of the Luxemburg-based Socfin Group, majority-held and controlled by the Belgian Fabri family, prosecuted for fraud.
Public consultations are important for incorporating public input into EU policymaking. Currently four consultations relevant to forests are underway, and Fern encourages ForestWatch readers to register their views.