Indigenous peoples spearhead innovative approaches to counter COVID-19.

Indigenous peoples spearhead innovative approaches to counter COVID-19.

Indigenous traditions and customs present strengths and weaknesses in the fight against the coronavirus. The pandemic has led the Indonesian Indigenous movement AMAN to develop innovative methods to fight it. Their integrated approach may well be a model for others.
Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.

Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.

Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.
Økt bruk av palmeoljediesel i 2019: Fallitterklæring for regjeringen

Økt bruk av palmeoljediesel i 2019: Fallitterklæring for regjeringen

Nye tall viser at bruken av palmeoljediesel i Norge økte med over 20% i 2019. - En fallitterklæring for regjeringen og norsk biodrivstoffsatsing, sier Regnskogfondet.

2019 can not be the norm for rainforests

2019 can not be the norm for rainforests

The year 2020 is destined to be extraordinary. But we can not return to business as usual after the corona crisis is over.
Grave fears that world’s largest palm oil project will cause massive destruction

Grave fears that world’s largest palm oil project will cause massive destruction

Enormous emissions of greenhouse gases and the destruction of intact rainforest could be the result once the controversial construction of the largest palm oil plantation in the world gets underway
Fear of coronavirus causes withdrawal into forest

Fear of coronavirus causes withdrawal into forest

The fear of catching COVID-19 has led indigenous communities to retreat into the forest, to avoid any contact with society at large. The threat posed by coronavirus is adding to an already difficult situation for many rainforest inhabitants.
A call to protect and support rainforest peoples from COVID-19

A call to protect and support rainforest peoples from COVID-19

A joint statement from the Rainforest Foundations of Norway, UK, and US.
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.

Brazil Yanomami indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa receives “Alternative Nobel Prize”

Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa receives “Alternative Nobel Prize”

The Brazilian indigenous leader and the Hutukara Yanomami Association jointly receive the award.

The highest Amazon deforestation rates in over a decade

The highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

9700 km² of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019.

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.

Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel sees massive drop

Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel sees massive drop

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.

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."

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”.

Indigenous protests throughout Brazil

Indigenous protests throughout Brazil

Indigenous peoples in Brazil fear their constitutionally recognized rights are under attack. This week they took to the streets in protest.

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.
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