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 - 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...