Business Studies / Economics

Palm oil production in South-east Asia

The impact of palm oil production in South-east Asia It's a jungle out there This study guide will focus on the impacts of Palm Oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia. Palm Oil has been hailed as the great saviour of the human race as it scrambles to find an alternative to fossil fuels yet, at the same time has been blamed for the deforestation and habitat destruction of vast swathes of rainforest throughout the region. The study guide has been designed to demonstrate the importance of sustainability, deforestation, habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity using the impacts of Palm Oil production as its primary case study.

Unsustainable Fishing

Unsustainable Fishing Imagine the world without fish? About 60 years ago seas were fished to a depth of 50 metres, however with advanced technology such as the Geographical Information System (GIS) and super trawlers with deep sea long-line fishing equipment, oceans are now fished to depths of over 200 metres. The World Bank’s Director of Agriculture and Environmental Services, Juergen Voegele, said that ‘supplying fish sustainably — producing it without depleting productive natural resources and without damaging the precious aquatic environment — is a huge challenge.’