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Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel sees massive drop
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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.

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.

Norwegian children´s books are destroying the rainforest

Norwegian children´s books are destroying the rainforest

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.

Norway's sovereign wealth fund tells companies to end tropical deforestation

Norway's sovereign wealth fund tells companies to end tropical deforestation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The battle for the rainforest begins now

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.

Norway’s conflicting role in Indonesia

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.

Storebrand pulls out from the palm oil industry

Storebrand, the largest private pension fund in the Nordic region, is divesting its shares in eleven of the twelve palm oil companies in which it is invested.

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) invests 130 billion Norwegian kroner in rainforest destruction

Norway´s Government Pension Fund invests 130 billion Norwegian kroner in rainforest destruction

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.

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