ABOUT THE WRITER
Samuel McGlennon is a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University, currently based at CIFOR in Bogor, Indonesia. His research explores the synergies and tensions between initiatives governing 'distant environmental impacts', including corporate and government sourcing policies, import-prohibiting legislation and multi-stakeholder forums. These initiatives are largely focused on environmentally-significant products, such as tropical timber and other wood products, palm oil, beef and soya. Sam's research is intended to contribute to a 'macro' understanding of how effectively these initiatives govern the impacts of international trade in these products, and what further might be done to remedy those impacts.
BY THIS WRITER
News - 1 Feb 2016Rising tides: Will mangroves keep up as sea levels climb?
Ahead of World Wetlands Day, research shows how protecting mangroves can mitigate sea level rise – while also helping them adapt to its effects.
News - 28 Jan 2016Farms vs. forests? A more nuanced look at agrarian change
Agrarian change happens at the landscape scale, but making the transition to sustainable agriculture requires an understanding of local benefits and trade-offs.
News - 17 Nov 2015COP21 could revitalize REDD+ … or not
A strong agreement in Paris could inject new energy into the original idea for reducing carbon emissions from forestry and land use.
News - 14 Sep 2015Promise and perils: Recognizing indigenous forest territories
"The fundamental point is not to over-romanticize or over-simplify a reality that’s out there," explains CIFOR scientist Anne Larson.
News - 10 Aug 2015The Atlantic Ocean holds the key to western Amazon rainfall
Scientists may have discovered root causes of Amazonian droughts and fires.
News - 28 Jul 2015Indonesia’s best hope for slowing climate change
Indonesian mangroves store some 3.14 billion tonnes of carbon – so preserving them could help the country slash emissions.
19 Nov 2012Beyond flight of fancy: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
BOGOR, Indonesia (19 November, 2012)_When the Secretary-General of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Darryl Webber, rose to conclude the organisation’s...