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Women eye cabinet positions after Bougainville election

10:01am BST

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women will retain 10% of parliamentary seats after an election in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville and will push the new president to appoint more women to cabinet roles, analysts said on Wednesday.

Australian chocolate maker's ban on green palm oil disappoints industry

11 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A senior official at the palm oil industry's main green label has urged an Australian confectionery giant to be "responsible" and work with ethical producers after it became the country's first major supermarket brand to ditch the tropical oil as an ingredient.

Australian chocolate maker's ban on green palm oil disappoints industry

11 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A senior official at the palm oil industry's main green label has urged an Australian confectionery giant to be "responsible" and work with ethical producers after it became the country's first major supermarket brand to ditch the tropical oil as an ingredient.

Wildlife populations in free fall as forests cut to grow food

10 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 1970 as forests were felled to grow food, green group WWF said Thursday, warning that harming ecosystems hikes the risk to humans of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

REFILE-Wildlife populations in free fall as forests cut to grow food

10 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 1970 as forests were felled to grow food, green group WWF said Thursday, warning that harming ecosystems hikes the risk to humans of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Global reforestation drive grows fast as governments grasp benefits

02 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's largest reforestation push, now almost a decade old, has beaten its 2020 target, as countries use their pledges to tackle national priorities including job creation, food security and climate change, researchers said on Wednesday.

Veteran environmentalist mounts court bid to protect Tasmania's native forests

24 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The former leader of Australia's Greens party has mounted a legal challenge against logging agreements between state and federal government that he says allow laws on sustainable forest management to be flouted.

Veteran environmentalist mounts court bid to protect Tasmania's native forests

24 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The former leader of Australia's Greens party has mounted a legal challenge against logging agreements between state and federal government that he says allow laws on sustainable forest management to be flouted.

Record number of women candidates hope to make inroads in Bougainville polls

13 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record number of women candidates are contesting polls in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville this month, government officials and analysts said, hoping to build on a "milestone" election for women's political representation in 2015.

Malaysia walks away from law to tackle firms over forest fires

07 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia's decision not to introduce a law to tackle companies responsible for forest fires is a "missed opportunity" to curb the annual smoke haze that blights Southeast Asia and to end diplomatic rows over the problem, policy experts said on Friday.

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