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An updated guide to the intergovernmental negotiations taking place in December 2022 in Montreal, Canada, that have a crucial role to play in halting biodiversity loss and restoring nature
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The </span><span class="s2">Socfin plantation in Sierra Leone’s Malen Chiefdom (Image: Saidu Bah / China Dialogue)</span></p>
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Sierra Leone’s conflict palm oil certified as sustainable

Some community members accuse Socfin of land-grabbing and pollution. We visited the company’s plantation in Malen to find out what’s happening beneath the palm fronds.

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Episode one of our new podcast series Palm Oil Frontiers visits Malen Chiefdom in Sierra Leone

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Uruguay-China FTA negotiations raise tensions over Mercosur’s future

The recent Mercosur summit revealed strains in the bloc. As Uruguay moves for a free trade agreement with China, other members discuss consequences and call for unity

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Shipping industry prepares for a future powered by sustainable fuels

Ammonia, methanol and hydrogen are being pursued as cleaner fuels to drive shipping’s decarbonisation. But barriers remain to their upscaling, with trade-offs to consider.

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Are offshore wind farms the future of energy in Latin America?

Colombia and Brazil target Latin America’s first offshore wind projects. Regulation and finance are needed to realise the region’s high potential

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Elizabeth Mrema: ‘A lot still has to be done for a biodiversity agreement’

With COP15 looming, the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity tells China Dialogue Ocean of the next steps for the new global agreement on biodiversity

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