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MEPs condemn land grabs

Tanzania

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No more forest destruction: Norway’s largest pension fund sets an example
June 30, 2017

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.

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CAR’s reconciliation forum takes critical steps on governance

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.

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Local farmers unite internationally against confiscation of their lands

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.

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Comment now: Four EU public consultations relevant to forests
March 10, 2016

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.