The Government of Bhutan, in partnership with WWF, announced the creation of a USD $43 million fund—the first of its kind in Asia—to permanently protect Bhutan's network of protected areas. The program, which is supported in part by the Green Climate Fund, will ensure that there is funding forever to properly manage Bhutan's protected areas—which constitute 51 percent of the country, the highest percentage of land designated as protected in Asia.

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday-Thursday 22-23 March 2017 to demonstrate that awareness is growing about the need to avoid using throwaway cups, which cause harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The international day of action follows the UN International Day of Forests and is an opportunity for consumers to take a forest-friendly action by choosing to use only reusable cups.

Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Wednesday-Thursday 22-23 March 2017 to demonstrate that awareness is growing about the need to avoid using throwaway cups, which cause harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The international day of action follows the UN International Day of Forests and is an opportunity for consumers to take a forest-friendly action by choosing to use only reusable cups.

On #InternationalCoffeeDay, civil society organizations around the world are taking action today to raise awareness that using throwaway cups causes harm to people, forests, water and the climate. The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) is launching its ‘Cupifesto – A Manifesto for No Throwaway Cups’ urging drinks retailers and politicians all over the world to stop encouraging a throwaway culture, by ensuring all cups are reusable.

Indonesia second biggest pulp and paper company announced today an immediate moratorium on logging in natural forests. After many years of environmental and social conflicts, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announced the end of deforestation, together with a number of measures that will improve its previous forest policy. Environmental organizations, with different tones, welcome the move but remain cautious, waiting to look how the policy will be implemented on the ground. They also suggested some issues that need to be addressed during the implementation, and Environmental Paper Network will facilitate this process.