Deforestation

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Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. To put that into perspective: Every minute, tropical rainforest of the size of 50 football fields is destroyed.

Although deforestation remains a pressing issue, a growing number of companies recognize the imperative to halt deforestation and move toward responsible forest management. The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.

Investors Representing $600 Billion Urge Solutions for Latin America’s Deforestation

A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South…

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

RSPO: Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing Worldwide

When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, "We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by…

Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation…

Ag Commodities Giant Agrees to Stop Deforestation in Africa

This week, the NGO Mighty reached an agreement with Olam to stop deforestation for palm oil and rubber development across its land concessions…

NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse

New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on…

RSPO Touts Progress on Sustainable Palm Oil, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics…

Investors Put Over $8B Into Conservation: Can It Continue in the Trump Era?

A new report found $8.2 billion invested in conservation over the last decade. The bulk of this finance came from the last two…

World Bank Accused of Undermining Its Own Climate Change Agenda

The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

Amnesty International: Child Labor Continues in Indonesian Palm Oil

Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of…

Apple and the Conservation Fund Boost Forest Protection in Maine

This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's…

Agreement Reached on ‘No Deforestation’ Standards for Palm Oil Companies

A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains…

Looking to the Next Century of Forest Conservation

2This year marks the centennial celebration of what some have called "America’s greatest idea" -- the National Parks system. As the country looks…

Ties to Labor and Human Rights Among Palm Oil Leaders and Laggards

Palm oil defines the world's struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are…