Deforestation

Helping business clean up supply chains and create opportuniy

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.

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Palm Oil Giant Launches Web Portal to Make Its Supply Chain Transparent

Wilmar International Ltd., the largest palm oil producer in the world, is the first industry player to make its palm oil supply chain…
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Mars Announces Updated Global Deforestation Policy

Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…
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Deforestation Slows Economic Recovery in Haiti

Deforestation plays a big role in the recurring cycle of environmental degradation and poverty in Haiti. An innovative, five-year community agroforestry project on…
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Tropical Countries Vow to Fight Deforestation at Lima Climate Conference

Last week in Lima, pledges to the Global Climate Fund topped $10 billion, with new contributions not only from wealthy nations like Belgium…
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Cargill Releases First Palm Oil Progress Report

Cargill Tropical Palm released its first progress report on sustainable palm oil this week. The report, released on Monday, details the company’s plan…
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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…
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Unilever and WRI Partner to Stall Global Deforestation

Unilever and WRI have worked together to increase transparency in agricultural supply chains in order to stall the pace of global deforestation.
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Hershey Sweetens Up Its Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Hershey announces its own standards on sustainable palm oil sourcing, with an increased focus on traceability.
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On the Heels of U.N. Summit, Nations Announce Partnerships to End Deforestation

On the same day delegates gathered at the U.N. Climate Summit, Liberia and Norway announced a partnership to protect forests in the African…
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Companies Scramble to Meet Consumer Demand for Zero Deforestation

With increasing awareness of palm-oil related rainforest deforestation, demand for deforestation-free products is on the rise.
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World Leaders Respond to U.N. Call for Climate Change Action

At the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, held at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept. 23, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for…
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Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

At the California Redwood Association, we’ve seen the market come full-circle in terms of understanding the natural solution vs. man-made solutions. More and…
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Climate Change: Old Cell Phones Can Now Protect Old Growth Forests

Got an old cell phone or two kicking around? Or how about an extra $10 or $24? You can help protect old growth…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable…