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.

Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, Indonesia, Malaysia, deforestation, RSPO, Leon Kaye

Leading Palm Oil Producer Sues RSPO in Swiss Court

The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair…
Sustainable palm oil, soy, pulp and paper, beef, meat industry, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, deforestation

The Four Commodities Driving Global Deforestation

The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
Sustainable palm oil, palm oil, Unilever, supply chain, Leon Kaye, RSPO, deforestation, RSPO

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…
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Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.
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New Mapping Tool Will Help Indonesia Track Forest Fires and Deforestation

Mapping both forest fires and deforestation is important, and Greenpeace Indonesia just launched a mapping tool that will do both.
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Greenpeace: Brands (Still) Not Doing Enough to Protect Indonesian Forests

Last year's horrendous Southeast Asian forest fires should have been a wake-up call to companies to ensure their supply chains were free of…
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World Wetlands Day and the Growing Need for Global Cooperation

Marked this month, World Wetlands Day is a celebration of cooperation on a global scale.
Constructed using traditional practices, the open-air greenhouse at the foot of Mount Salkantay will mimic the natural environment of native seedlings.

Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru's Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the…
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Landscape Restoration: It’s Time

From the very first speeches on the first day of COP21, landscape-scale restoration was on the global agenda as never before.
Starbucks, palm oil, sustainable palm oil, deforestation, Union of Concerned Scientists, southeast Asian haze crisis, Leon Kaye, pulp and paper, supply chain

Starbucks Accused of Lagging on Deforestation Commitments

A coalition of NGOs is urging Starbucks to make bolder moves in order to cut deforestation and irresponsibly-sourced palm oil and paper out…
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Climate Health, Indigenous Land Rights Are Linked: COP21 Report

A semi-remote Brazilian tribe has turned high-tech in an effort to protect its tropical forest, which is being devastated by poachers. It's the…
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Halting Deforestation Plays a Huge Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Two climate researchers, Brent Sohngen and Robert H. Beach, found that with an average price of $27.25 per ton of carbon, “Deforestation can…
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Making Zero-Deforestation Commitments Work

Zero-deforestation commitments are a major topics at the Global Landscapes Forum taking place alongside COP21 in Paris.
Over a third of tropical forests and counting are under some form of indigenous or community control, and these forests sequester a massive amount of carbon. Sustainable management will help keep it out of the atmosphere.

Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

COP21 may produce an agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But for REDD to work and save forests, we…
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REDD Offsets in California?

The California Air Resources Board is considering how carbon offsets generated through REDD could fit into its cap-and-trade program.
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