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Lao human rights activist Sombath Somphone disappears
10th December 2013
15 December is the first anniversary of the disappearance/abduction of Lao human rights activist Sombath Somphone
Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid hero dies.
5th December 2013
Nelson Mandela led the fight to end apartheid, government-sanctioned racial segregation in South Africa, ultimately succeeding with the odds stacked against him. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Ending Global Deforestation: Policy Options for Consumer Countries
13th November 2013
Illegal logging and the international trade in illegal timber is a major problem for many timber-producing countries, especially in the developing world. It causes environmental damage, costs governments billions of dollars in lost revenue, promotes corruption, and undermines the rule of law and good governance. Consumer countries contribute to these problems by importing timber and wood...  
Deloitte advised big business on how to avoid tax in some of the poorest countries in Africa, ActionAid report reveals
4th November 2013
ActionAid has uncovered a Deloitte document called 'Investing in Africa through Mauritius' (pdf) which details how tax can be avoided in African countries by structuring business through Mauritius.
Fewer Cows, More Trees
28th October 2013
Fewer Cows, More Trees: New Zealand Case Study Proposes Simple Solution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The case study explores options for converting land use to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. (Food Tank: The Food Think Tank)
Allard Prize Awarded to Indian Activist
27th September 2013
UBC Law awards first-ever Allard Prize for International Integrity to Anna Hazare
Japanese companies buying tropical timber linked to illegal logging, human rights abuses, and rainforest destruction in Malaysia
12th September 2013
Japan has been the largest buyer of timber products from Sarawak, Malaysia, for more than twenty years. This report examines systematic corruption, illegal logging, and human rights violations in Sarawak’s forest sector and the extensive timber trade between Sarawak and Japan. It argues that Japan should join the United States, the European Union, and Australia in enacting legislation that...  
Just Forests welcomes Minister's call for National ESD Strategy
8th August 2013
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, T.D. on the 6th of August launched a public consultation on the development of a National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
BBC's PANORAMA shows that the New EU Timber Regulation is failing to stop illegal wood reaching Europe.
23rd July 2013
Unfortunately, the current approach is wiping out an area of forest larger than Ireland every year, meaning that in some countries tropical forests could all but disappear within 50 years.
EEA welcomes ban on bee-killer insecticide
17th July 2013
The European Commission has decided to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides. These chemicals can harm honeybees, according to a large body of scientific evidence, so the European Environment Agency (EEA) commends the precautionary decision to ban them.
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