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Human health and welfare interlinked with a healthy ecosystem

Our new report showcases how indigenous peoples in Acre, Brazil, harvest produce from their forest and village gardens to sustain a healthy life.

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

New hope for world’s tropical forests as Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist Leaders join indigenous forest guardians to launch global effort to end deforestation.
Norway bans palm oil-based biofuel in its public procurement

Norway bans palm oil-based biofuel in its public procurement

A majority in the Norwegian parliament has voted to ban the public procurement and use of biofuel based on palm oil.

Nordic Banks and Government Pension Funds linked to Indonesia’s Palm Oil Deforestation

Nordic Banks and Government Pension Funds linked to Indonesia’s Palm Oil Deforestation

A new report from Rainforest Foundation Norway and the Fair Finance Guide tracks Nordic investments to Asian banks that support rapacious palm oil producers with financing that impedes push for sustainability.
World’s largest sovereign wealth fund announces that palm oil sector is still too risky for investment

World’s largest sovereign wealth fund: Palm oil still too risky for investment

Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s 900 billion USD sovereign wealth fund, this week released its annual report on responsible investment.

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund must end soy traders’ forest destruction

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund must end soy traders’ forest destruction

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund invests USD 116 million in the US soy trading company Bunge, which is accused of extensive deforestation

Indonesia’s second largest palm oil producer fails to deliver on its sustainability policy

Indonesia’s second largest palm oil producer fails to deliver on its sustainability policy

NGOs deem Astra Agro Lestari’s implementation of sustainability policy far too slow; question the company’s intentions to fully adhere to its commitments.
Massive fires on the concessions of Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil producer

Massive fires on the concessions of Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil producer

New report finds that Astra Agro Lestari has little control over forest fires, despite sustainability pledges.

Rainforest technology

Rainforest technology

An introduction to using new and evolving technology to support advocacy on rainforest protection, land rights and indigenous rights.

Rainforest protection and responsible investment

Rainforest protection and responsible investment

Using data on rainforests to influence investors: Our new Quick-Start Guide

Timber plantation licenses on Mentawai cancelled

Timber plantation licenses on Mentawai cancelled

First, civil organisations had to stave off palm oil plantations. Now they’ve staved off timber plantations.

Timber plantations threaten Mentawai’s forests

Timber plantations threaten Mentawai’s forests

First, civil organisations had to stave off palm oil plantations. Now they’re facing another threat against the rainforest.

Norwegian state commits to zero deforestation

Norwegian state commits to zero deforestation

Norway is probably the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation in its public procurement.

PNG government must act on international criticism over human rights abuses against its indigenous peoples

PNG must act on international criticism

Civil society organisations are urging the PNG government to take immediate action to end pervasive land grabbing and illegal logging.

Soy Moratorium extension welcome, but stronger action is needed

Soy Moratorium extension welcome, but stronger action is needed

The announcement to extend the Brazilian Soy Moratorium is good news, but more action is needed.

Are Norway’s one billion dollars to Indonesia saving its rainforests?

Are Norway’s one billion dollars to Indonesia saving its rainforests?

To find out, check out this fantastic trip to Indonesia with Norway’s climate and environment minister Vidar Helgesen.

​DR Congo threatens to open its rainforest to new industrial loggers

​DR Congo threatens to open its rainforest to new industrial loggers

The world's second largest rainforest is at stake in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World's largest sovereign wealth fund drops companies over deforestation

Worlds largest sovereign wealth fund drops companies over deforestation

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) drops 11 companies because of their involvement in rainforest destruction.

Indonesia’s most powerful palm oil company joins push for forest protection

Indonesia’s most powerful palm oil company joins push for forest protection

Astra Agro Lestari has joined the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge. The move is called a huge breakthrough.

Norway’s pension fund raises the bar on business and human rights, draws praise

Norway’s pension fund raises the bar on business and human rights, draws praise

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has for the first time published a human rights policy.

Rights-based forest management, ending fossil fuel emissions needed to avoid dangerous global warming

Rights-based forest management, ending fossil fuel emissions needed to avoid dangerous global warming

Restoring degraded forests can meet the world’s need to remove emissions from the atmosphere if fossil fuel emissions are simultaneously brought to zero by 2050 and forest communities should play a central role in this restoration, according to a new briefing.

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