In Our World: 8 February 2013 (forests, farms, money and more)

"In Our World" relates to IIED's world of environment and development. It connects us with what’s going on in both the real world and online worlds. As we develop this new feature its content and length will vary – so do let us know what you like and don’t like about it.

A forest canopy in Uganda.

Forest Positives…

  • Asia Pulp and Paper – a major driver of deforestation – has announced it will stop cutting down trees in virgin rainforests. Even the company’s nemesis Greenpeace has hailed the move. Kate Sheppard has the story.
  • From slash-and-burn to Amazon heroes. Jeremy Hance interviews the filmmaker whose new video series highlights an agricultural transformation.

…and Negatives

America's Climate Game

The Accountability of Corporations

On Message

Land Ahoy

  • Agribusiness now owns 55 per cent of Cambodia's arable land. That’s just one of the many factlets in this opinion piece in the New York Times by Michael Kugelman, co-editor of “The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security.”

Money Matters

The Divest Test

Down on the farm

Thoughts and Ideas

Mike Shanahan is IIED’s press officer.

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