Saturday, December 03, 2016

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PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD WORKERS’ RIGHTS
Nov 28, 2016
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
Nov 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing No Deforestation Commitments
Nov 15, 2016
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
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Truth Out: As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World's Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed Its Goals
Sep 27, 2016
"The evidence is clear: to avoid catastrophic climate change, we need our political and financial leaders to stop any further fossil fuel development and start...
Triple Pundit: Climate Week NYC Sponsored by Banks Financing Fossil Fuel Projects
Sep 27, 2016
But Rainforest Action Network (RAN) insists the large multinational banks that sponsored Climate Week are not exactly putting their money where their mouthes are. Instead,...
Yes Magazine: A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
Sep 22, 2016
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any...
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HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing...
Nov 15, 2016
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
New Report: Despite Moratorium, Ongoing Forest Clearance by Palm Oil...
Nov 06, 2016
Critical Leuser Ecosystem suffers continued destruction of lowland rainforest and peatland areas for palm oil; Plantations threaten disappearing Sumatran elephant and orangutan habitat CONTACT: U.S. based —...
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil...
Sep 14, 2016
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA -...
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Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
Monga Bay: Aceh’s priceless Leuser Ecosystem still shrinking as oil...
Nov 17, 2015
"Lowland forests and carbon-rich peat bogs, the most vital landscapes in Southeast Asia’s last great swath of intact rainforest, are the most at risk of...
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Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
Nov 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in...
Sep 19, 2016
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
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Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
USA TODAY: Get us out of the coal business, Mr....
Jul 15, 2016
In the face of mounting evidence against coal and its largest corporate players, the U.S. should stop low-cost leasing of public lands to a destructive...
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RAN's COP21 Statement
Dec 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network views today’s global climate agreement in Paris with both hope and disappointment.We are encouraged at the recognition that deforestation and forest degradation...
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HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing...
Nov 15, 2016
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
New Report: Despite Moratorium, Ongoing Forest Clearance by Palm Oil...
Nov 06, 2016
Critical Leuser Ecosystem suffers continued destruction of lowland rainforest and peatland areas for palm oil; Plantations threaten disappearing Sumatran elephant and orangutan habitat CONTACT: U.S. based —...
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil...
Sep 14, 2016
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA -...
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Alternet: Corruption, Human Rights Violations and Unchecked Pollution
Dec 11, 2015
"On the opening day of the Paris climate talks, global consumer goods brands Unilever and Marks & Spencer have announced plans to join a major...
NYTimes: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s...
Dec 10, 2015
"Activists for the Rainforest Action Network, for instance, used genetic testing in 2011 to assert that Disney, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, was...
Monga Bay: Aceh’s priceless Leuser Ecosystem still shrinking as oil...
Nov 17, 2015
"Lowland forests and carbon-rich peat bogs, the most vital landscapes in Southeast Asia’s last great swath of intact rainforest, are the most at risk of...
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PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD...
Nov 28, 2016
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing...
Nov 15, 2016
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
Amid Controversy, NGOs Call for Suspension of Palm Oil Giant...
Oct 11, 2016
After a second scathing investigation documents systemic labor violations on Indofood palm oil plantations in Indonesia, groups call for action from the RSPO FOR IMMEDIATE...
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The Huffington Post: A Hidden Ingredient In Your Candy Bar:...
Jul 14, 2016
The Rainforest Action Network released a video Tuesday highlighting the human cost of palm oil, the ubiquitous commodity found in everything from ice cream to detergent. The video...
TriplePundit: Animated Video Highlights Labor Abuses in Palm Oil Supply...
Jul 14, 2016
"The strategy is clear. Relentlessly and loudly calling out PepsiCo, one of the world’s most visible beverage and snack foods brands, could actually convince other...
Monga Bay: PepsiCo products in Indonesia tainted with worker abuses,...
Jun 23, 2016
The report released earlier this month, titled The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil, alleges that investigators from two Indonesian NGOs — the Rainforest Action...
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Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Releases Major New Sustainability Commitments
Jun 03, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
Stylish Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Fashion Awards
Jun 01, 2015
Activists unroll a banner at red carpet event calling out Ralph Lauren’s implication in forest destruction, rights abuses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***Colorful high-resolution images of...
Indonesian Logging Giant APRIL Poised to Release Major New Sustainability...
Jun 01, 2015
Forest activists express cautious optimism, but say results on the ground will be the true measure of the new policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma...
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Mongabay: Forestry giant's zero deforestation commitment put to test
Feb 05, 2015
"An independent audit of the world’s largest pulp and paper producer found that the company had achieved a wide range of results in meeting promises...
Tempo: NGO - APP Fails to Meet its' Own Commitment...
Jan 22, 2015
"A new report has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) failed to meet its' social responsibility commitments as set out in its' Forest Conservation...
Publisher's Weekly: Asia Pulp and Paper Tries to Recast Its...
Dec 12, 2014
'The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has been one of APP’s most vocal critics. Lafcadio Cortesi, of RAN, said that though APP has made important improvements...
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Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in...
May 26, 2016
***PRESS ADVISORY*** Breaking: In San Francisco, Millennials Draw Attention to Risk in Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain Activists bring colorful street protest to San Francisco...
Plagued By Scandal, Abercrombie & Fitch Announces Fourth Quarter Profits...
Mar 02, 2016
Consumers are calling on the ‘most-hated retailer’ to clean up its act and get forest-sourced fabric out of stores FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***High-res Images of...
The High Cost of High Fashion: New Report Exposes Human...
Aug 04, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4 2015   ***Full case study report available here   CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, Laurel@ran.org   The High Cost of...
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The Clothing Insurrection: It’s Time to Take On the Fashion...
Apr 20, 2015
“ ’Supply chain.’ ” The phrase is so vague, so neutral, it would seem to have been coined with the intent to make people’s eyes...
Pulp Nonfiction: 'Out of Fashion' Campaign Targets Apparel Brands Contributing...
Apr 09, 2015
“The latest effort, the Out of Fashion campaign for forest-friendly fabrics – led by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) — is calling on the “Fashion...
AlterNet: Big Fashion’s Dirty Secret: How Major Clothing Brands Are...
Mar 01, 2015
"In the melee of entertainment coverage about what Hollywood A-Listers wore on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, a major answer to the question...
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Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
Nov 18, 2016
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in...
Sep 19, 2016
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
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Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels...
Sep 20, 2016
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas...
Sep 19, 2016
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
USA TODAY: Get us out of the coal business, Mr....
Jul 15, 2016
In the face of mounting evidence against coal and its largest corporate players, the U.S. should stop low-cost leasing of public lands to a destructive...
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Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal...
Jun 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016   Contact: Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network, (203) 520-7184 or alison@ran.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3034 or cindy.carr@sierraclub.org...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing...
Nov 30, 2015
Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 1-202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement by Banks in U.S. and Europe Rainforest Action Network Calls...
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The Hill: We need more from Obama to fight climate...
Jan 19, 2016
"The president recently made a bold move to halt new coal leases on public lands, but the clock is ticking down faster — both on...
Bloomberg: Goldman Criticized for `Half-Measures' on Cutting Coal Support
Nov 03, 2015
"The pledge fell short of commitments this year from companies including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to the Rainforest Action Network, an...
Reuters: Green worries keep foreign banks away from $3.3 billion...
Oct 16, 2015
"The pressure in a country where economic growth frequently trumps environmental concerns comes at a convenient time for banks. Many operating in India are under...
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Keep it in the Ground Leaders Risk Arrest to Demand...
Sep 15, 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures...
Sep 15, 2016
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contacts: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476, virali@ran.org ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Coalition Delivers One Million...
Rainforest Action Network response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium
Jan 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, virali@ran.org, 510-747-8476 Rainforest Action Network Response to Announcement on Coal Moratorium: President Obama announced a moratorium on new coal leases on...
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Keystone XL pipeline fight shows power of US climate movement...
Nov 13, 2015
OpEd on KXL “After a seven year fight, President Obama finally rejected the northern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But it is important...
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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Asia Wild Fire Panel at COP21 Highlights Worst Climate Crisis...
Dec 01, 2015
Racing Extinction, Rainforest Action Network, United Nations GRASP, Kids Cut Palm Oil Leaders and Students Demand Corporations & Governments Find Solutions Event as Part of...
Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global...
Nov 11, 2015
International coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped FOR IMMEDIATE...
A Gap the Size of Indonesia in Latest Palm Oil...
Sep 21, 2015
Rainforest Action Network calls on snack food giant to close loopholes driving forest destruction, climate pollution and human rights violations In Indonesia  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
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Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights Auction...
Nov 12, 2015
Video of CO KING protest “This is not okay,” said Ruth Breech, Senior Campaigner for Climate and Energy at Rainforest Action Network. “Our public lands...
Direct Action: RAN Supported Protest at BP’s Houston Headquarters
Apr 15, 2015
“Environmental activists protested inside the lobby of BP's Houston headquarters Wednesday morning (April 15) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion...
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150 Organizations Urge President Obama to Pledge Greater Climate Action...
Dec 01, 2015
December 1, 2015 Contacts:      Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity, (in Paris), (951) 961-7972, ksiegel@biologicaldiversity.orgPatrick Sullivan (in U.S.), Center for Biological Diversity, (415)...
Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing
Sep 22, 2015
Embargoed for: September 22, 2015Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141 Morgan Stanley Pressured to Drop Coal Financing  Rainforest Action Network Announces Campaign as Next Major Bank Targeted...
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Environmental Activists Prepare for Next Fight After Keystone Victory
Nov 06, 2015
KXL & KING “It’s good, and at the same time it cannot be the extent of Obama’s work on climate,” said Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action...
Is Indonesia's fire crisis connected to the palm oil in...
Oct 23, 2015
OpEd on Indo fires and Snack Food 20 “If you have not flown over the region recently, it is truly difficult to grasp the immense...
Billionaires Versus Big Oil
Apr 25, 2015
“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Stanford University are divesting from coal… The small amounts divested so far are unlikely to have any serious short-term impact...
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