Friday, June 23, 2017

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Mizuho Bank Presented with “2017 Irresponsible Bank Japan Award” in front of Annual Shareholder Meeting
Jun 22, 2017
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23 2017, 10:00 AM JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Tanao, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends...
New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper Pose Continued Risks to Buyers and Investors
Jun 22, 2017
Ongoing social conflicts persist despite company commitments to respect rights and resolve disputes CONTACT: Rudiansyah, rudi.jambi@gmail.com, +62 813 66699091; Patrick Anderson, patrickanderson1960@gmail.com, +62 812 1965 0850  ...
Japanese Banks Failing to Respond to Climate Risks, New Reports Find
Jun 22, 2017
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 22 2017, 4:00pm JST CONTACT: Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network: +81-80-3488-9849, toyo@ran.org Marie Taneo, 350.org Japan: +81-90-2183-2113, marie.tanao@350.org Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends of...
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Financial Times: Banks must stop funding dirty oil
Jun 13, 2017
"On June 1, people all over the world were united in their condemnation of Donald Trump’s xenophobic, anti-science and jobs-destroying decision to withdraw from the...
Mongabay: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
Jun 09, 2017
"A new campaign by a leading environmental NGO offers a rare glimpse into the frontlines of Indonesia’s “deforestation crisis,” where communities are locked in land...
Eco Business: NGO and PepsiCo feud over deforestation, labour claims
May 25, 2017
"American food and beverage giant PepsiCo is under fire from environmental campaigners Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for using palm oil tainted with deforestation and labour...
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New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper...
Jun 22, 2017
Ongoing social conflicts persist despite company commitments to respect rights and resolve disputes CONTACT: Rudiansyah, rudi.jambi@gmail.com, +62 813 66699091; Patrick Anderson, patrickanderson1960@gmail.com, +62 812 1965 0850  ...
Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis...
May 24, 2017
A new campaign from Rainforest Action Network provides a rare look at the communities living at the edge of Indonesia’s rainforests destroyed for pulp and...
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK (RAN) ISSUES RESPONSE TO IOI GROUP'S STATEMENT...
Apr 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425 281 1989 San Francisco, CA - Controversial palm oil giant IOI Group released a statement today outlining...
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Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal...
Mar 21, 2017
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Mongabay: Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for...
Feb 07, 2017
And then there is the issue of the quality of the RSPO’s green label itself. The roundtable’s standard only protects old-growth primary forests and deep...
Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
Dec 28, 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
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RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline...
Feb 10, 2017
With the issuance of the final easement required for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, the Trump Administration...
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen statement in response...
Feb 01, 2017
The confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State threatens to eliminate all barriers between corporate power and the U.S. government. We now have the...
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...
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The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the...
Mar 23, 2017
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
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...
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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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New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper...
Jun 22, 2017
Ongoing social conflicts persist despite company commitments to respect rights and resolve disputes CONTACT: Rudiansyah, rudi.jambi@gmail.com, +62 813 66699091; Patrick Anderson, patrickanderson1960@gmail.com, +62 812 1965 0850  ...
Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis...
May 24, 2017
A new campaign from Rainforest Action Network provides a rare look at the communities living at the edge of Indonesia’s rainforests destroyed for pulp and...
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK (RAN) ISSUES RESPONSE TO IOI GROUP'S STATEMENT...
Apr 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425 281 1989 San Francisco, CA - Controversial palm oil giant IOI Group released a statement today outlining...
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Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal...
Mar 21, 2017
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Mongabay: Will there really be enough sustainable palm oil for...
Feb 07, 2017
And then there is the issue of the quality of the RSPO’s green label itself. The roundtable’s standard only protects old-growth primary forests and deep...
Eco-Business: The top 5 CSR stories in 2016
Dec 28, 2016
California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Indonesia-based community group Tuk Indonesia and Dutch consultancy Profundo revealed that at least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were...
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Amid EU Palm Oil Bill Debate, New Members Join Leading...
Jun 13, 2017
The Palm Oil Innovation Group welcomes major global companies L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut CONTACT: London: Gemma Tillack, Gemma@ran.org, +1 415.350.0341 US: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
Teamsters, IUF Come Out In Support of Indonesian Palm Oil...
May 09, 2017
Major trade unions demand action following release of a new report which reveals connections between the snack food giant and major importers of palm oil...
Global methodology announced for putting No Deforestation into practice
May 03, 2017
United coalition of industry and NGO actors release toolkit needed to distinguish and protect tropical rainforests Bali, 3rd of May, 2017 – Today, a new and...
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Eco Business: NGO and PepsiCo feud over deforestation, labour claims...
May 25, 2017
"American food and beverage giant PepsiCo is under fire from environmental campaigners Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for using palm oil tainted with deforestation and labour...
Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal...
Mar 21, 2017
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Eco-Business: NGOs dismiss IndoAgri sustainability policy as “corporate window dressing”...
Feb 22, 2017
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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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Lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret follows growing trend, adopts new policy...
Jan 19, 2017
Rainforest Action Network commends popular brand, and its parent company L Brands, for joining leading fashion companies in addressing deforestation and human rights abuses for...
Rainforest Action Network Commends Ralph Lauren Corporation for New Policy...
Jan 06, 2017
The global fashion house develops sourcing policy, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation for fashion, and sends signal to the market  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org,...
For First Time in History, Indonesian Government Recognizes Indigenous Customary...
Jan 04, 2017
After decades of resistance, RAN celebrates return of community lands from pulp giant Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) to the North Sumatra Indigenous community of Pandumaan -...
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Reuters: EXCLUSIVE-Lingerie maker Victoria's Secret looks to uncover supply chain...
Jan 19, 2017
RAN, which helped develop the sourcing policies for L Brands and Ralph Lauren, has been waging an "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impact...
Just Style: Ralph Lauren Makes Forest-Friendly Sourcing Pledge
Jan 11, 2017
The company's pledge on wood-based fabrics has been developed in cooperation with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), whose 'Out of Fashion' campaign aims to bring attention...
The New York Times: Ralph Lauren Joins Fight to Ensure...
Jan 06, 2017
RAN's "Out of Fashion" campaign to publicize the impacts of forest-based fabrics has called on major U.S. brands to adopt stringent, sustainable sourcing systems. ......
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RAN Statement on Final Loan Disbursements for Dakota Access Pipeline...
Feb 10, 2017
With the issuance of the final easement required for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday, the Trump Administration...
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen statement in response...
Feb 01, 2017
The confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State threatens to eliminate all barriers between corporate power and the U.S. government. We now have the...
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...
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The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the...
Mar 23, 2017
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
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...
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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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