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Rule changes put halt to Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel
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Rule changes put halt to Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel

​​Norway’s consumption of palm oil in road transport hit the breaks in 2020, down 98 percent from the previous year. “Now the EU must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway.

Protection for uncontacted indigenous groups in key Peruvian rainforest secured

Protection for uncontacted indigenous groups in Peru's rainforests

Peruvian indigenous organization ORPIO and global partners celebrate a major win as the largest indigenous reserve ever in the country is finally approved. Existing logging concessions will be removed and uncontacted indigenous groups protected.

Major rainforest nations fail to meet Paris Agreement obligations

Major rainforest nations fail to meet Paris Agreement obligations

A new review finds that the five largest rainforest countries can deforest 20 million hectares of tropical forests over the next decade combined, with emissions of 10 gigatons of greenhouse gases, and still be within their Paris Agreement contributions (NDCs).

NEW REPORT: How the European car industry drives rainforest destruction

NEW REPORT: How the European car industry drives rainforest destruction

A new report from Rainforest Foundation Norway reveals how it is highly likely that top five European car manufacturers contribute to large-scale deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Falling short

Indigenous people receive little climate funding

Despite its proven efficiency in protecting rainforests, Indigenous Peoples and local communities only receive a small share of funding for climate and biodiversity protection.

How the DRC could become a model on climate and biodiversity

How the DRC could become a model on climate and biodiversity

The Democratic Republic of Congo hosts the world’s second-largest rainforest. The members of the National Assembly have just taken the country one step further in the fight to protect it.

Under the pandemic, environmental defenders battle on two fronts

Under the pandemic, environmental defenders battle on two fronts

Under the pandemic, environmental defenders battle on two fronts
Only a third of the tropical rainforest remains intact

Only a third of the tropical rainforest remains intact

The world’s first complete historical and current overview reveals that two thirds of the tropical rainforest on Earth are gone or degraded.

European public opinion opposes Mercosur trade deal

European public opinion opposes Mercosur trade deal

Results from a new survey in 12 European countries send a clear message to European leaders: Do not ratify the Mercosur trade deal unless Amazon deforestation stops.

Brazilian investigative journalists attacked

Brazilian investigative journalists attacked

The organization Repórter Brasil has suffered several threats and attacks in the past few days, both physically and online, in what seems like an attempt to silence their investigations.

New director at Rainforest Foundation Norway

Tørris Jæger is announced as the new Director of Rainforest Foundation Norway. He is currently the International Director of the Norwegian Red Cross.

Brazil increases emission allowance in new climate plan

Brazil increases emission allowance in new climate plan

Brazil's unambitious new climate plan is a dangerous backtracking on previous commitments.

Norwegian salmon company excludes Brazilian soy due to deforestation risk

Norwegian salmon company excludes Brazilian soy due to deforestation risk

Salmon industry major Bremnes Seashore excludes Brazilian soy and soy traders involved in deforestation as a response to the urgent and escalating deforestation crisis in Brazil.
Catastrophic rise in deforestation in Brazil

Catastrophic rise in deforestation in Brazil

New deforestation figures released today reveal a staggering 11.088 km2 of rainforest has been cut in Brazil over the last year. Rainforest Foundation Norway is deeply concerned for the future existence of the forest and calls for immediate action.

Giant mineral mine proposed in pristine Papua New Guinean rainforest

Giant mineral mine proposed in pristine Papua New Guinean rainforest

UN special rapporteurs and indigenous leaders join forces in an unprecedented move against what would be one of the world’s largest mines.

Norway tightens its biofuel policy stifling the use of palm oil

Norway tightens its biofuel policy stifling the use of palm oil

Biofuels with high deforestation risk, such as palm oil, will likely be forced out of the Norwegian market as a result of a bold new policy.

Forest fires and violence in supply chain of major soy traders in Brazil

Forest fires and violence in supply chain of major soy traders in Brazil

A new investigation links deforestation, forest fires and intimidation of local communities, to supply chains of the multinational soy traders Bunge and Cargill.

Brazil is burning. Still.

Brazil is burning. Still

Despite massive international protests against fires and deforestation, the destruction of the Amazon continues unabated.

Emergency relief during covid-19

Emergency relief during covid-19

When the Corona crisis happened, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s partners were among those who were best placed to reach vulnerable groups in the rainforest.
"The world has two things Bolsonaro wants: EU-Mercosur trade agreement and OECD membership"

"The world has two things Bolsonaro wants: EU-Mercosur trade agreement and OECD membership"

Any trade deal with the Bolsonaro regime has to be conditional on at least five emergency measures to stop rainforest destruction and the killing of its peoples, write Marco Astrini and Sonia Guajajara in a message to Europe.

How investors can manage deforestation risk

How investors can manage deforestation risk

Many investors are finding it challenging to identify and address risks arising from deforestation. A new report from Storebrand, KLP and Rainforest Foundation Norway aims to support investors to manage deforestation risks in a systematic manner.
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