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Norway’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win for rainforests and the climate. Now the rest of Europe must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway.
Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia’s second largest palm oil grower, has announced a zero-deforestation policy.
Indonesia’s business sector is waking up. Now is the time for the Indonesian government to do its part.
First palm oil producer operating primarily at grower level announces strong forest conservation policy.
Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to Mandarin Oriental Hotels, has announced an immediate moratorium on forest clearance.
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.
Independent forensic fiber tests commissioned by Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) reveal significant quantities of mixed tropical hardwood in nearly half of the 24 books tested.
The largest sovereign wealth fund in the world strengthens its policy to avoid investing in companies responsible for the destruction of the world’s rainforests.
PM Erna Solberg will today meet with the Orang Rimba, one of Indonesia’s most vulnerable indigenous tribes in the rainforest in Jambi, Sumatra.
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.
“Urgent need for improvement in Peru’s policy on forests and indigenous peoples”, leading organizations say.
1.1 million km2 of tropical forest, three times the size of Norway, have been lost in twelve years. Meanwhile, all remaining rainforest countries are planning extensive rainforest destruction in the near future. If these plans are not reversed, we may soon lose half of the Amazon rainforest.
On the one hand, Norway invests huge financial capital in Indonesia’s efforts to reduce deforestation. Simultaneously, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) invests in precisely the industry sectors that constitute the greatest threats to Indonesia’s forests.
Rainforest Foundation Norway has once again substantiated the Norwegian Government Pension Fund’s total investments in rainforest-destructive businesses. The extent is greater than what has formerly been proven.