09 Apr '11, 1am

World Growth International uses bogus numbers to push pro-deforestation agenda in Indonesia #eco

World Growth International uses bogus numbers to push pro-deforestation agenda in Indonesia #eco

Pro-deforestation group criticizes palm oil giant for sustainability pact (03/24/2011) World Growth International, a group that advocates on behalf of industrial forestry interests, has criticized Golden Agri Resources (GAR), Indonesia's largest palm oil producer, for signing a forest policy that aims to protect high conservation value and high carbon stock forest and requires free, prior informed consent (FPIC) in working with communities potentially affected by oil palm development. In a newsletter published March 10, World Growth International claimed that GAR's agreement "could severely hamper the company's growth" by limiting where it can establish new plantations and says that negotiating with multiple stakeholders "will delay and complicate any investment by the company." World Growth International concludes by implying that GAR may renege on its commitment. But Pet...

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