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Press release: Breakthrough for Indonesia's rainforests

Press release: Breakthrough for Indonesia's rainforests

RFN: "fantastic news for the climate, biodiversity and millions of people who depend on these forests."

The planet’s insects are being wiped out - but the rainforests can save us

World's insects decimated, but rainforests are an important solution.

Mass insect death worldwide threatens “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”.

Indonesian civil society pleads with the EU to phase out palm oil-based biofuels

Indonesian civil society pleads with the EU to phase out palm oil-based biofuels

Crunch time approaches for a proposed policy change regarding palm oil and biofuels in Europe.
Destroying the world to save it

Destroying the world to save it

If the world’s major biofuel consumers meet their current targets, they will generate unprecedented demand for palm oil, devastating Southeast Asia’s rainforests in the process. 

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.

Norwegian parliament grants indigenous peoples pivotal role

The Norwegian Storting (parliament) recently approved spending NOK 3 billion on rainforest protection in 2015. During deliberations over the fiscal budget, the Storting provided clear guidance regarding the direction of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative.

Peru and Norway sign major agreement for forest protection

“Urgent need for improvement in Peru’s policy on forests and indigenous peoples”, leading organizations say.