[EXPOSED] Chainsaws enter Indonesia’s “Orangutan Capital” — Global brands implored to take action to keep forests standing and protect the Leuser Ecosystem from Conflict Palm Oil.
“Despite years of creative and resource-intensive work by governments and nonprofits, companies’ actions to mitigate habitat loss aren’t adding up. Many large companies have pledged to halt deforestation, the largest driver of…
Today, we’re putting 17 brands and banks on notice: end deforestation and the expansion of logging and industrial agriculture into the last tropical rainforests of Indonesia, the Amazon, and the Congo Basin, in particular areas traditionally owned and managed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities…NOW.
Keep Forests Standing: Exposing Brands and Banks Driving Deforestation
At RAN, we fully recognize the global health and financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. And we know that, like the existential threat of climate change, these crises require unprecedented global action in solidarity with those most vulnerable.
Here we are in a new year and 2020 requires bold action from all of us. We must keep forests intact and standing. We must uphold the rights of frontline and Indigenous communities as they face the most immediate harm. We must draw a line in the sand: not another forest cleared.