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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".

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."

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.
Papua New Guinea: Rainforest protected against all odds

Papua New Guinea: Rainforest protected against all odds

For 20 years, the people of the Managalas fought for their rights.

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.

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.

Portrait indigenous peoples of Managalas

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.

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.

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.

Politically important palm oil producer pledges no deforestation

Politically important palm oil producer pledges no deforestation

Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia’s second largest palm oil grower, has announced a zero-deforestation policy.

Deforestation-free palm oil: Improved governance needed

Deforestation-free palm oil: Improved governance needed

Indonesia’s business sector is waking up. Now is the time for the Indonesian government to do its part.

Large palm oil producer announces strong forest conservation policy

Large palm oil producer announces strong forest conservation policy

First palm oil producer operating primarily at grower level announces strong forest conservation policy.

Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil company stops clearing of rainforests

Indonesia’s second biggest palm oil company stops clearing of rainforests

Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to Mandarin Oriental Hotels, has announced an immediate moratorium on forest clearance.

Luxury hotel chain is destroying the rainforest

Luxury hotel chain is destroying the rainforest

The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental is closely tied to a company that has cleared vast areas of rainforests, and is helping drive the Sumatran elephant to extinction.

Norway’s Prime Minister visits indigenous tribe in Indonesia

Norway’s Prime Minister visits indigenous tribe in Indonesia

PM Erna Solberg will today meet with the Orang Rimba, one of Indonesia’s most vulnerable indigenous tribes in the rainforest in Jambi, Sumatra.

Jungle schools can save the rainforests

Jungle schools can play a significant role in achieving the two overarching goals for Rainforest Foundation Norway: Saving the rainforests and securing the rights of indigenous and forest-dependent peoples.

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