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World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report
2 September 2020
Global
  • The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the World Bank after acknowledging a number of “irregularities” in the data used.

  • The report—used to drive policy and regulatory changes favorable to businesses and corporations—ranks countries on the “ease of doing business.”

1 September 2020
Ethiopia

September 1, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- At least 12 people were killed and 10 others wounded in ethnic-based clashes over forest ownership rights in Ale special district in South Nations Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia, an official has said.

Paper giant APP linked to Indonesia peat clearing despite sustainability vow
1 September 2020
Indonesia
  • Greenpeace Southeast Asia has identified nearly 3,500 hectares (8,650 acres) of peatland clearing in pulpwood plantations in Sumatra supplying Asian Pulp & Paper.
Land, Housing, and COVID-19
1 September 2020
Global

In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished. Governments around the world have instituted lockdowns and shut down businesses.

31 August 2020
Ethiopia

August 31, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- The Addis Ababa City Administration has faced allegations that it permitted land grabbing and illegally transferred condominium houses in a politically motivated decision.

In a briefing on Monday, Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (ECSJ) said thousands of square meters of land have been taken illegally over the past months.

29 August 2020
Philippines

The Quezon City government has bought a property in Barangay Bagong Silangan and Payatas  to house some 3,000 informal settlers. 

Mayor Joy Belmonte has signed the deeds of sale of 214,057 square meter property.

26 August 2020
Cambodia

Kampong Speu provincial police and NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean stopped nearly 100 people from grabbing more than 200ha illegally in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at the Trapaing Thmea village in Oral district.

Is Malaysia’s CIMB serious about addressing deforestation? (commentary)
19 August 2020
Indonesia
  • Gulzhan Musaeva, an independent financial analyst writes about CIMB’s sustainability commitments. CIMB is Malaysia’s second largest bank and a major leader to regional plantation companies.
  • Musaeva argues that CIMB’s reluctance to address the issues associated with forest sector borrowers head-on casts doubt on its sustainability aspirations.
18 August 2020
Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister James Marape said in the last 40 years, the government revenue collection through cash payments has been riddled with corruption, nepotism, and mishandling of revenue and that will be changed. He said this when launching the GoLands and eLands online payment system for the Department of Lands in Port Moresby yesterday. 

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