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The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future

The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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Panorama reaction: Cut it out! Stop illegal timber reaching EU before forests collapse

Thursday night’s Panorama documentary on BBC – ‘Jungle Outlaws: The Chainsaw Trail’ – set out to test the promise that the timber we buy in the UK is legally sourced. There are many challenging conditions in forest producer countries to be overcome to make sure that forest communities and habitats do not collapse because of […]

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Cambodia diary 20: Chut Wutty – violent death of an environmental hero

On  25 April 2012, Chut Wutty, a well-known Cambodian environmentalist, was gunned down and killed in Koh Kong province. Along with two journalists he had been investigating illegal rosewood logging close to the site of a Chinese dam project. He was apparently killed following a heated argument with military police after refusing to surrender the memory […]

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