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Macaranga Wrap-up: January 2023

Law Yao Hua, Co-Founder, Macaranga | Wong Siew Lyn, Co-Founder, Macaranga

30-Jan-23 15:35

Macaranga Wrap-up: January 2023

We catch up on some of the top environmental news of January 2023, with the co-founders of environmental journalism portal, Macaranga. This month, we first discuss the implications of a Federal Court ruling which ruled in favour of Sungai Ara residents, who challenged the Penang island city council’s (MBPP) decision to grant planning permission to a developer to build a housing scheme on a hillslope. Next, we turn our attention to The Guardian's investigation of Verra Carbon offsets, which claimed that "more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by the biggest provider are worthless." Finally, we look ahead to the retabling of Budget 2023, and discuss what possible allocations might be given to the environment.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  Sungai AraVerraVerified Carbon Standardhillside developmentpakatan harapanbudget 2023ecological fiscal transfercarbon creditscarbon offsetsthe guardianredd

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