News archive

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

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.
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.

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.
Opinion: RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

Opinion: RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

Ten years ago: a historic day for Indonesia’s forests and forest-dependent communities.

Relief and apprehension as "Land grab law" is temporarily halted in Brazilian Congress

Relief and apprehension as "Land grab law" is temporarily halted in Brazilian Congress

Bowing to massive protests from Brazilian civil society and intense international pressure, the Brazilian Congress this week decided not to submit the controversial "land grab law" to a vote.

Biofuels add fuel to forest fires

Biofuels add fuel to forest fires

A new report looks at the impact of global biofuel policies on tropical deforestation. The conclusions of the report are alarming.

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels.

Indonesia’s primary forest and peatland moratorium now permanent

Indonesia’s primary forest and peatland moratorium now permanent

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo recently signed an order for the moratorium on logging in primary forests and peatlands to be permanent. Rainforest Foundation Norway praises the move but points out important weaknesses.

Palm oil smallholders and land-use change in Indonesia and Malaysia

Palm oil smallholders and land-use change in Indonesia and Malaysia

Implications for the EU delegated act of the recast Renewable Energy Directive

Press release: Norway’s Government Pension Fund acts against deforestation: divests major agricultural companies

Norway Gov't fund divests major agricultural companies.

Rainforest Foundation Norway: "A warning shot to those still involved in deforestation".

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.
Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

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. 

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.
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.
Rainforest protection and responsible investment

Rainforest protection and responsible investment

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

Next Page