China, Indonesia and Malaysia comprise of over half of the forestlands across Asia. All three have struggled with deforestation, and their governments are actively encouraging the development of plantation forests, which are oriented towards wood production, not conservation.
Environmentally, forestry risks include deforestation, driven by aggressive expansion of the palm oil industry, and pressures on land resources due to demand for biofuels and agricultural products. The growing mineral and mining industry poses other environmental risks, straining not just forests but surrounding areas and waterways. Another concern is the exploitation of forests with high conservation value and significant biodiversity. In 2010 ADMCF contributed to authoring a report that outlines ESG issues that responsible investors should consider when looking at the forestry sector and, by association, the pulp and paper industry.
PROGRAMA: CITES CoP19, Sesión Informativa Mundial de Expertos
September 19, 2022
Las reuniones de la Conferencia de las Partes (CoP) de la Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestres (CITES) pueden ser bastante intensas, complejas y, a veces, controvertidas. ...
Global, Hong Kong
L’ORDRE DU JOUR: CITES CP19 Briefind d’experts mondiaux
September 19, 2022
Une réunion de la Conférence des Parties (CP) de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES) peut être assez intense, complexe et parfois ...
Global, Hong Kong, Regional
ADMCF Annual Report, 2021
May 24, 2022
Sophie le Clue
2021 was another roller coaster. As the pandemic persisted into a second year, we all continued to feel its effects in different ways – personally, economically and mentally. For the most part, we have proven to be resilient, ...