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Western activists attack PM and forest exports

False accusations and media coverage threaten livelihoods and jobs Recent articles in PNG’s print media include false claims about PNG forestry and agriculture.

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FAO’s REDD+ project in PNG limps to a halt

FAO’s five year, US$4.3 million-dollar Papua New Guinea REDD+ project has drawn to a close, with very little achieved. Despite the services of dozens of international experts, the challenge of how to track and sell carbon credits generated by PNG’s … Continue reading

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Green groups turn a blind eye to environmental crimes

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the hypocrisy of major green groups who remain silent on environmental destruction in the South China Sea.

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Has Greenpeace quietly abandoned its campaign against PNG forestry?

International activist group Greenpeace appears to have abandoned its fight against the PNG forestry industry. The organisation has been silent on PNG for almost four years.

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Anti-development groups use SABL controversy to try to block agriculture

PNG activists funded by foreign groups are using the controversy around Special Agricultural and Business Leases to try to shut down a successful agricultural development that is delivering jobs and incomes for local communities.

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UNDP-sponsored sustainable agriculture report recommends costly certification for PNG palm oil

A recent report released by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility – which is administered by the United Nations Development Programme in PNG – recommends burdening PNG’s entire palm oil sector with costly certification requirements that deliver negligible benefits.

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International report questions effectiveness of illegal logging import regulations

A recently released report examining the issue of illegal logging has uncovered many of the false assumptions made by policy makers in industrialised countries.

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Environmental activists confirm that forestry and palm oil are not major causes of deforestation

The US-based Union of Concerned Scientists recently published a blog post admitting that anti-forestry and -palm oil campaigns are not justified. The article, entitled Ending Tropical Deforestation: Have We Got Our Priorities Backwards?, pointed out that although the palm oil … Continue reading

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PNG’s Climate Change and Development Authority publishes report refuting decades of exaggerated estimates of deforestation in PNG

Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) recently published updated estimates of forest conversion in PNG that show the issue has been grossly exaggerated by activists.

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