Sign the petition and demand PepsiCo takes immediate action to end its role in driving forest destruction.
Tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, the Amazon and Africa absorb massive amounts of greenhouse gases and have been one of the most important buffers against rising fossil fuel emissions. However, a recently released study using new satellite technology show that in 2015-’16, for the first time since climate change has been tracked, tropical rainforests have become a net overall source, not a net sink, of carbon pollution.
If we don’t change course quickly, the world’s rainforests will continue to decline, and dire consequences for the stability of the world’s climate will soon follow. We need to hold corporate laggards to account for their role in destroying tropical rainforests and accelerating climate change.
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The world’s tropical rainforests and our planet are in crisis. The impacts of this crisis is being felt by thousands whose lives have been shattered, and homes lost, in the deadliest forest fires in California’s history.
Amid the chaos in California, Puerto Rico, Florida and Houston, NASA released data showing the largest annual rise in climate pollution in at least 2,000 years. A major driver was the release of a massive 6 gigatonnes of gases from tropical forests stressed by 2015-16 El Nino weather, compounded by large rainforest areas intentionally burnt to make way for new palm oil plantations in Indonesia.
PepsiCo—as one of the biggest brands using Conflict Palm Oil—has a responsibility to halt the bulldozers destroying the last of the world’s rainforests. It needs to eliminate deforestation for its palm oil supply chain and stop fuelling climate change.
An emergency response is required. If PepsiCo doesn’t change course quickly, the world’s rainforests will continue to decline, and dire consequences for the stability of the world’s climate will soon follow.