October 18, 2021
What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?
By Joshua Mcdonald
A new report claims that palm oil executives in PNG have bribed officials, paid police to brutalize villagers, used child labor, and participated in an apparent tax evasion scheme.
June 23, 2021
Indonesia Needs to Seek Out Alternative Sources for Biofuel
By Haryanto and Filda Citra Yusgiantoro
The country has abundant resources of biomass, a great potential source of renewable energy.
June 08, 2021
WTO to Review Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Spat. What Happens Next?
By James Guild
The EU is making efforts to leverage its market power to ensure that products entering the trading bloc are more environmentally sustainable.
March 02, 2020
The Palm Oil Conundrum in EU-ASEAN Relations
By Naila Maier-Knapp
Palm oil tensions between the EU and Indonesia and Malaysia continue to be a point of contention in the group’s ties with Southeast Asian countries.
August 27, 2019
What’s in the Malaysia Palm Oil Defense Countertrade Chatter?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s defense minister has once again suggested the idea as an option in its defense policy.
August 30, 2018
Overcoming the EU-Indonesia Palm Oil Challenge
By Andi Sparringa
While differences persist, there is enough room for both sides to carve out wider collaboration on sustainability issues.
March 07, 2017
Malaysia's Path Toward Sustainable Palm Oil
By Isa Soares
Groups in Malaysia are helping educate farmers on sustainable practices for producing the lucrative palm oil.
December 16, 2016
Southeast Asia's Haze Needs a Global Solution
By Thomas Brown
The world community is a part of Indonesia's haze problem. It can also be part of the solution.
May 12, 2015
Indonesia's Biofuels Push
By Nithin Coca
New biofuel subsidies are likely to have some serious environmental implications.
April 02, 2014
The Fight to Save Indonesia’s Forests
By Dana Maclean
Indigenous Dayak communities are in a battle to preserve ancestral forests.
April 01, 2014
Politicians and Corporates Ensure Acrid Haze Returns
By Luke Hunt
Despite lawsuits and stiff penalties, Southeast Asia’s fires continue to burn.
March 25, 2014
Air Pollution Killed Seven Million People in 2012, Mostly in Asia
By J.T. Quigley
A new WHO report links air pollution to roughly one in eight deaths globally.