Simon Milledge's blog posts
A United Nations working group has drafted targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which will expire next year. IIED's assessment finds a strong set of targets, but also trade-offs and missing issues.
Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?
Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests.
Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform commodity chains that currently drive deforestation.
Consumer demand for palm oil is growing fast. It ends up in food products, cosmetics and biodiesel, with demand set to double by 2030. With this expansion leading to large-scale deforestation, how do we reduce the forest footprint of commodities like palm oil, and increase demand for ‘deforestation-free’ ones?