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Vice: UN Climate Change Summit Yields Major Announcements on Deforestation

"Among the few commitments to emerge from a one-day climate summit — held at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday and attended by over 100 heads of state — was a promise to end destruction of the world's forests by 2030 and funnel over $1 billion in aid to countries where forest conservation is most needed. Conservation groups, however, say the moratorium — the New York Declaration on Forests— fails to act quickly enough to halt deforestation and that past financial commitments, particularly in Indonesia, were poorly planned and implemented." READ THE FULL ARTICLE...

RAN responds to the UN Climate Summit 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org | Christopher Herrera Christopher@ran.org The past few days have been exhilarating as hundreds of thousands of people around the globe display their insistence and commitments to tackling the imminent threats of climate change. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to be commended for initiating this effort. However, we are past the point where non-binding declarations from governments and corporations will have the forceful and immediate impact necessary to avert the imminent crisis we face. It is time for action. It is time for global...

RAN Responds to Cargill's Forest Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org | Bill Barclay, 415. 659. 0512 BBarclay@ran.org The following is a statement from Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen in response to the pledge today by Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan to protect...

#FloodWallStreet

Today, a day after the biggest climate march in history, #FloodWallStreet showed the climate movement's power, focus and commitment.  Underlining Wall Street's role in driving the climate crisis, thousands of people marched through and occupied the streets of lower Manhattan, risking arrest and shutting down...

Challenge Corporate Power in the streets of NYC

Early Sunday morning RAN joined the hundreds of thousands of people making their voice heard world wide. RAN's message of the day was Challenge Corporate Power! Prepping the #ChallengeCorporatePower bloc! #PeoplesClimate @RAN pic.twitter.com/OmM0hkjOBH — Chelsea Matthews (@ChelsMatthews) September 21, 2014 #ChallengeCorporatePower bloc looking good Tim @dechristopher here to march too @RAN pic.twitter.com/C9iZF0jlxm — Amanda *$ (@Starbuck) September 21, 2014 Chris Noth @Starbuck leading #PeoplesClimateMarch #ClimateAction #ChallengeCorporatePower #FloodWallStreet pic.twitter.com/mBko7sG2wG — RAN (@RAN) September 21, 2014 .@RAN marches at #PeoplesClimate to #ChallengeCorporatePower - with over 300,000 people from around the world! pic.twitter.com/SsmFocCde3 — Laurel Sutherlin (@LaurelSutherlin) September 21, 2014 No more conflict palm oil @pepsico

People's Climate March Logistics in NYC

The air is thick with excitement and people-power as thousands and thousands are heading to New York to join in the People’s Climate March on Sunday.   Rainforest Action Network staff and friends will be organizing the “Challenge Corporate Power” contingent at the march to send the message that winning the fight against global warming means challenging corporations that put profits before people and the planet. If you are going to be in New York too, we’d love to march together with you. Here are the essential details. Challenge Corporate Power contingentSunday September 21stCentral Park West between 79th and 80th streets (look for the RAN banners)Join us at the meet-up point between 8am and 11amMarch starts at 11:30am Hashtag: #ChallengeCorporatePower (Once our contingent fills up, people will be re-directed to the back of the march so come early if you want to be guaranteed...

Press Release: Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 19th, 2014 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Palm Oil Giants Hit Pause Button On Bulldozers Moratorium on forest clearance for palm oil plantations a ‘step in the right direction,’ RAN says companies must now stop the bulldozers for good and convince suppliers to do the same. SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over their “talk and log initiative,” known as the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, five of the world’s largest producers and traders of palm oil have announced a commitment to temporarily halt the clearance of critical forest areas in their own palm oil plantation concessions during a year long study. The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto was launched by these 5 companies, namely Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), Sime Darby Plantation, IOI Group Corporation Berhad, Musim Mas Group, Asian Agri, and Cargill International in July 2014. The initiative was criticized by...

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