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Thursday, Feb 15 2018
New Alliance Forms to Defend Traditional Territories in the Amazon
One of the biggest challenges facing Indigenous and traditional communities fighting to defend their territories around the world is a lack of recognized maps and...
Thursday, Feb 15 2018
Global NGOs 'Appalled' by Massive Use of High Risk Rainforest Wood for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
New disclosures confirm worst concerns of environmental and social impacts tied to irresponsible wood sourcing for iconic Olympic facilities For Immediate Release Notes to the...
Wednesday, Feb 14 2018
EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate shell game, and #rainforests are losing
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Earther: Prized Forests Lost Big at This Year’s Olympics
"Half of the tropical plywood used in Japan comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, which has one of the...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
PepsiCo’s Pet Projects No Solution for Conflict Palm Oil Problem
PepsiCo's Conflict Palm Oil problem is enormous, and we’re here to hold them accountable. Today, PepsiCo announced yet another palm oil pet project that woefully...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Marketplace Advisory on Asia Pulp & Paper
In February 2013, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), announced a “revolutionary” new Forest Conservation Policy: they would stop pulping...
Wednesday, Jan 24 2018
PepsiCo Admits Connection to Ongoing Labor Abuse In First Public Statement Following Investigative Report
Rainforest Action Network calls on PepsiCo to now take real action to address Conflict Palm Oil practices of its joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Jan 23 2018
10 Ways Trump Has Waged War On The Climate, The Environment and Life As We Know It
You knew things were bad, but did you know it was *this* bad? Since the inauguration one year ago, this administration has been a whirlwind...
Monday, Jan 22 2018
South China Morning Post: Palm Oil Is Cheap, But It's Also An Eco-Disaster
"The self-regulatory group charged with balancing the successes of the palm oil industry against its labour and environmental abuses has a big year ahead of it, as it...
Thursday, Jan 18 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to TransCanada’s announcement on “Commercial Support” for Keystone XL
“TransCanada's statement shows that the company has still not secured the customers it needs for its Keystone XL pipeline," said Patrick McCully, Climate and Energy...
Thursday, Dec 21 2017
The Year in Conflict Palm Oil, 2017
The global demand for palm oil, the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, is only increasing. It is found in over half of all...
Thursday, Dec 21 2017
Rainforest-Free Fashion and Beyond Paper Promises: 2017, A Year of Action
It’s been a big year for  rainforest-free pulp and paper! We could not have done this work without you, our supporters, and so to celebrate,...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
The year in Preserving Forests, 2017
For over 30 years, RAN has been fighting the biggest global drivers of deforestation — from the old-growth timber trade to the dirty pulp used...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
JPMorgan Chase is in Hot Water and We’re Turning Up The Heat!
Don’t you think it’s wrong for banks to profit off climate change and human rights abuses? We followed the money and found that between 2014-2016,...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Why Tropical Rainforest Deforestation Still Matters – And What You Can Do About It
For a Climate-Stable Future, We Need to Keep Forests Standing Left intact, the world’s forests act like a huge carbon sink - one that doesn’t need...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Agribusiness Giant Cargill Suspends Contract with Controversial Guatemalan Palm Oil Producer Over Environmental and Human Rights Violations
Global coalition of NGOs calls for urgent protection of local land defenders, amid ongoing threat of repression Expert contacts: Helmer Velasquez, CONGCOOP, Guatemala: (502) 2503-0600...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Update: Banks Fail Climate & Indigenous Rights Tests by Supporting TransCanada
Read part 1 of this 2-part blog here.   JPMorgan Chase has had quite the last few weeks. Over 3,000 RAN members and allies called...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and Coal
For immediate release, December 12, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@soundspeedpr.com, +1 (202) 503­6141 French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty Tar Sands Pipelines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 18, 2017  Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network, ayse@ran.org, 650-391-6443 JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty...
Thursday, Dec 14 2017
International NGOs Condemn IOI Group’s Plan to Divest from Conflict Palm Oil Plantation
If IOI divests, communities of Long Teran Kanan risk losing their lands, culture and livelihood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Rainforest Action Network,...
Thursday, Dec 14 2017
TransCanada, Big Banks and the KXL Pipeline: A Risky Business Trifecta
Read part 2 of this 2-part blog here. Credit Facilities Up for Renewal The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: It’s an environmental disaster, it’s a...
Monday, Dec 11 2017
Jakarta Globe: RSPO Investigating Reports of Ongoing Labor Abuse at Indofood Plantations
"The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO, announced last week that its complaints panel is currently investigating reports of ongoing worker exploitation at plantations...
Saturday, Dec 9 2017
We Will Not Be Silenced: The Fight for Our Climate — and Our First Amendment
  “According to this lawsuit, if you opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline, you’re a terrorist.” That was the very accurate headline on Grist.com this past...
Friday, Dec 8 2017
Mongabay: Labor abuses persist in RSPO-certified palm plantations, report finds
"Bambang’s story highlights a different issue: the miserable working conditions at many of Indonesia’s palm plantations. These include excessive working hours, occupational health and safety...
Thursday, Dec 7 2017
Water Protectors and Environmental Groups Disrupt “Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum” Demanding Banks Defund Keystone XL Pipeline
For Immediate Release, December  7, 2017 Contact: Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Ayse Gursoz, ayse@ran.org, 650.391.6443 Photos are available at request. Water Protectors and Environmental Groups...
Monday, Dec 4 2017
Jakarta Globe: Labor Abuses Still Exist at Indofood Plantations: Report
"Environmental organization Rainforest Action Network, or RAN, last week called for reforms at Indonesian food giant Indofood, as a new report details ongoing worker exploitation, poverty-level...
Saturday, Dec 2 2017
Voice of America: Report: Ongoing Labor Abuse Found in Pepsi’s Indonesian Palm Oil Plantations
"Workers at several Indonesian palm oil plantations that supply Pepsi and Nestle suffer from a variety of labor abuses, including lower-than-minimum wages, child labor, exposure...
Wednesday, Nov 29 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Mendorong Penilaian Hak-hak Buruh dan Prosedur Audit yang Lebih Kuat di Pertemuan Tahunan RSPO
PERNYATAAN MEDIA UNTUK DISIARKAN SEGERA Rabu, 29 November 2017 KONTAK: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF...
Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Pushes for Stronger Labour Rights Assessments and Auditing Procedures at RSPO Annual Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 29 November 2017 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF E: Matthias.Diemer@wwf.ch,...
Monday, Nov 27 2017
New Report Finds Ongoing Worker Exploitation, Poverty Wages, Toxic Conditions on Palm Oil Plantations Linked to PepsiCo, Nestlé
    Labor abuses persist on RSPO-certified palm oil plantations after being first exposed nearly a year and a half ago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday,...
Monday, Nov 20 2017
If you’ve ever been against KXL, the moment to resist it is NOW
The disastrous Keystone XL pipeline was just granted approval by Nebraska’s Public Service Commission in a 3-2 vote — but the fight’s not over yet!...
Monday, Nov 20 2017
Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Banks Financing TransCanada
For Immediate Release, November 20, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@SoundSpeedPR.com (202) 503-6141 Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on...
Monday, Nov 13 2017
JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street Funder of Extreme Fossil Fuels as Climate Activists are Arrested Deploying 3-Story Banner at Bank’s NYC HQ
For Immediate Release, November 13, 2017 Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Photos available https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforestactionnetwork/albums/72157666316856609 Video available upon request JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street...
Thursday, Nov 9 2017
Sumatran Palm Oil Producer Found Still Destroying Critical Elephant Habitat with Impunity
GPS: 4°46'11.08"N, 97°31'20.5"E Between August 21st and September 5th, 2017 Conflict Palm Oil grower PT. Tualang Raya cleared another 18 hectares of critical lowland rainforests...
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017
Broad, International Coalition Calls Out PepsiCo for Ongoing Deforestation, Labor Rights Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain
NGOs from around the world issue an open letter to the snack food giant, demanding reforms of its controversial palm oil sourcing CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017
Four Years and Counting: When Will PepsiCo Cut Conflict Palm Oil?
Four years have passed since RAN hand delivered a report to PepsiCo’s headquarters that outlined how it, among other snack food brands, is contributing to...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Devex: Opinion: A make or break moment for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
"The palm oil industry has become notorious for its negative impacts on tropical rainforests, indigenous peoples, local communities, workers, and the global climate. For over...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Complicit in Climate Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2017 PDT / Nov. 3, 2017 JST   Bruno Manser FundSarawak Dayak Iban AssociationRainforest Action NetworkMarkets For ChangeJapan Tropical Forest...
Wednesday, Nov 1 2017
Report: Big Banks Complicit in Massive Tar Sands Destruction and Pollution Through Hundreds of Billions in Financing
Reckless lending by the world’s biggest banks for the expansion of extreme fossil fuel infrastructure is putting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target in serious jeopardy...
Wednesday, Nov 1 2017
Ongoing Destruction Found in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World,’ yet Aceh Governor Sends Positive Signals for its Protection
Between August 21st and September 13th, 2017, a total of 49 hectares of forest were cleared in the Tripa peatland, located in Aceh’s Nagan Raya...
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
Major Malaysian Palm Oil Company Announces Groundbreaking Labor Policies
IOI Group sets new standards for an industry rife with forced labor, child labor, and worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
Indigenous-led movement #DivestTheGlobe holds banks accountable for funding climate chaos
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks met in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to...
Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
BNP Paribas Makes Sweeping Announcement to Cut Business With Tar Sands, Pipelines and LNG
For immediate release, October 11, 2017 Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com                Rebekah Hinojosa, 956-975-6634, bekahbot@gmail.com BNP Paribas Makes Sweeping Announcement to Cut Business With Tar...
Monday, Oct 9 2017
Indigenous leader appeals to the Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2017Bruno Manser FundSarawak Dayak Iban AssociationRainforest Action NetworkMarkets For ChangeJapan Tropical Forest Action NetworkFriends of the Earth JapanContacts:Annina Aeberli, Bruno Manser...
Wednesday, Oct 4 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign Success. A Retrospective.
After years of campaigning, the $3.3 billion global fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch just announced that it is taking action to end the risk of...
Monday, Oct 2 2017
Vice: Keeping the World's Forests Sustainable Would Cost $160 Billion
"The Rainforest Action Network takes a targeted, campaign-focused approach to forest protection, with an emphasis on climate justice, biodiversity, and human rights through the lens of corporate...
Monday, Oct 2 2017
Face Time with Two Faced Chase--- JPMorgan Chase Campaign Launch!
Here at Rainforest Action Network, we know the sure-fire way to challenge corporate power is to follow the money. That’s why we’ve officially launched our...
Friday, Sep 29 2017
The Guardian: 'Don't just rely on NGOs': finding solutions to deforestation
"“There isn’t enough action happening now to end deforestation. Companies must rectify their business practices before they expand into new territories, because that old model...
Thursday, Sep 28 2017
The Guardian: 'The last place on Earth': how Sumatra's rainforest is being cleared for palm oil
"A palm oil company is continuing to clear forest in a fast-diminishing elephant habitat in Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem despite being the subject of two reports...
Thursday, Sep 28 2017
Coal Power Expansion Plans Slow in Vietnam, But Banks Haven’t Gotten the Memo
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Wednesday, Sep 27 2017
Kluet Hydropower Dam Threatens Upper Kluet Region of the Leuser Ecosystem
PT. Trinusa Energi Indonesia is planning to build the Kluet hydropower dam within the Leuser Ecosystem in South Aceh Regency, with a capacity of 180...
Wednesday, Sep 27 2017
Community Protests Tampur Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Leuser Ecosystem
The government of Aceh is planning to construct a hydroelectric power plant in the Leuser Ecosystem, within a designated protected forest area, precisely in Tampur,...
Tuesday, Sep 26 2017
Rainforest Action Network Launches Campaign Targeting JPMorgan Chase, Top US Funder of Tar Sands
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2017Media Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedmedia.com Ayse Gursoz, 1-650-391-6443, Ayse@ran.org Rainforest Action Network Launches Campaign Targeting JPMorgan Chase,Top US Funder...
Tuesday, Sep 26 2017
Denver Residents and National Allies Call on City to Divest from JPMorgan Chase, #1 US Funder of Tar Sands and Top Fracking Financier, During CEO Visit
For immediate release, September 26, 2017, 1pm MT Contacts: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedmedia.com Micah Parkin, 350 Colorado, 504-258-1247, Micah@350colorado.orgFor High Resolution Photos, please contact Jake...
Monday, Sep 25 2017
Indigenous Groups Lead Movement to Call on Banks to Drop Enbridge’s Controversial Line 3 Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2017 Contact: Tara Houska, Honor the Earth (612) 226-9404Ruth Breech, Rainforest Action Network (415) 238-1766 Indigenous Groups Lead Movement to...
Monday, Sep 18 2017
Mongabay: Oil palm firms advance into Leuser rainforest, defying Aceh governor’s orders
"Likewise, satellite monitoring and field investigations done by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a U.S.-based advocacy group, also showed that deforestation was ongoing in the...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Women's Wear Daily: Abercrombie & Fitch Adopts New Policy for Sourcing Wood-Based Fabrics to Fight Deforestation
"In collaboration with the Rainforest Action Network, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has unveiled a new policy for the sourcing and use of wood-based fabrics, including rayon, viscose...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts new sourcing policy on wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel retailer for joining leading companies in addressing deforestation CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 public_relations@anfcorp.com, + 1...
Friday, Sep 15 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Commits to a Wood-Based Fabrics Policy
After years of campaigning, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts a new sourcing policy on controversial wood-based fabrics! Thanks to the work of RAN supporters, Abercrombie...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction and Human Rights Abuses Connected to Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 11, 2017 ***Photos available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hfjjq01oaxa8wyg/AACxyIrcFxd0m90YKhhdmgBOa?dl=0 Contact: Peg Putt, Markets for Change, +61 418 127 580, peg.putt@gmail.com Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
The Fight for Land Rights is the Fight for the Forests
In Indonesia, and across the world, the fight for land rights is the fight for the forests and the climate. For communities impacted by Toba...
Monday, Sep 11 2017
End the Intimidation and Arrest of Indigenous Farmers
For communities on the frontlines of pulp and paper plantation expansion, farming their traditionally-owned land can mean intimidation and arrest. In the Lake Toba region...
Friday, Sep 8 2017
Peabody Energy — Post-Bankruptcy Business as Usual
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, Sierra Club, BankTrack,...
Friday, Sep 1 2017
Keystone XL - No Means No
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Friday, Aug 25 2017
Western Banks Backing Major Coal Plant Expansion Plans in the Philippines
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Friday, Aug 18 2017
Doing “Whatever it Takes” to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline
This blog was originally published as a case study in Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2017, by RAN, BankTrack, Sierra Club,...
Wednesday, Aug 16 2017
Statement from the Rainforest Action Network in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
Rainforest Action Network condemns domestic terrorism, the white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia, the North Carolina District Attorney’s response to activists mobilizing against symbols...
Monday, Aug 14 2017
PepsiCo’s Greenwash: All Talk, No Action
PepsiCo, a well-greased corporation worth $18.2 Billion, is no stranger to stretching the truth, healthwashing its junk food, and greenwashing its environmental destruction. For over...
Monday, Aug 14 2017
PT. Surya Panen Subur II failing to stop illegal fires and destruction of Tripa peatland
GPS: 3°46'12.65"N, 96°35'49.20"E – Clearance of the Leuser Ecosystem’s critically important Tripa peatland has continued inside the notorious PT. Surya Panen Subur II palm oil...
Thursday, Aug 10 2017
Alternet: How Companies Like PepsiCo and McDonald’s Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Elephants to Extinction
"A new field investigation released by Rainforest Action Network exposes how one company is pumping conflict palm oil—palm oil connected to the clearance of tropical rainforests and the...
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
Equal Times: Indonesia: global trade unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked palm oil workers in their fight for labour rights
"Recent reports from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF), and local NGOs and unions are painting an increasingly dire picture of...
Wednesday, Aug 9 2017
Video From the Frontlines—The Fight for Indigenous Land
The fight for the land rights of the Indigenous Batak people in North Sumatra, Indonesia, is growing stronger every day. But there is still work...
Tuesday, Aug 8 2017
Food Navigator: PepsiCo Palm Oil Progress Report Dismissed as 'Masterful Window Dressing'
"PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest...
Thursday, Aug 3 2017
Rainforest Action Network Responds to PepsiCo’s Release of Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report
Calls it “masterful window dressing” while workers continue to suffer and forests continue to fall FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, 425.281.1989 San...
Thursday, Aug 3 2017
Kinder Morgan on Notice as Activists Blockade Facilities
Twice in the past two weeks, Kinder Morgan facilities in Richmond CA were blockaded and shut down. Rainforest Action Network was excited to partner with...
Monday, Jul 31 2017
Engadget: Technology is failing to create transparent supply chains
"Improvements in technology at the local level have been instrumental in communities' ability to participate in the protection of their forests," said Emma Lierley, Forest...
Monday, Jul 31 2017
Two Arrested After Shutting Down Kinder Morgan Terminal in Escalating Protests Against Major Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
For immediate release, July 31, 2017 Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network — 415. 246. 0161For High Resolution Photos, please contact Ayse Gursoz at ayse@ran.org...
Wednesday, Jul 26 2017
World's Largest Pension Fund Makes Critical Misstep in New “ESG” Index, Gives Green Light to Climate Destroying Banks
Spotlight on the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan Achieving a sustainable, climate-safe future is estimated to require an additional $2~3 trillion per year over...
Monday, Jul 24 2017
IOC complicit in unaccountable and unsustainable Tokyo Olympic Stadium construction Accepts weak standards of Tokyo Olympic authorities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 24, 2017  Contact: Peg Putt, Markets for Change, +61 418 127 580, peg.putt@gmail.com Toyo Kawakami, Rainforest Action Network, +81 80 3488...
Monday, Jul 24 2017
Protesters Blockade Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal Demanding Halt to Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline
For immediate release, July 24, 2017 Contact: Patrick McCully, Rainforest Action Network - 628 224 8168Isabella Zizi, Idle No More SF Bay - 510 932...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
The Guardian: Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction
"Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
Consumers Beware: New Report Exposes Conflict Palm Oil Flooding the Market; Rouge Company Caught a Second Time Destroying Endangered Elephant Habitat
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 21, 2017 CONTACT: Christopher J. Herrera, Christopher@ran.org, 510.290.5282 Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, 425.2811989 Consumers Beware: New Report Exposes Conflict Palm...
Friday, Jul 21 2017
PT. Agra Bumi Niaga: Continues to destroy elephant habitat and sell Conflict Palm Oil to Suppliers of Major Brands Across the Globe
A RAN field investigation has unearthed evidence of ongoing destruction of critical elephant habitat by PT. Agra Bumi Niaga just months after the company was...
Monday, Jul 17 2017
Critically Endangered Orangutans Lose Habitat To Make Way For New Plantations
Three days in a row, five orangutans saved from plantations in Pancasila Sub-village, Mekar Makmur Village, Sei Lepan Sub-district, Langkat District, North Sumatra. The orangutan...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Mizuho Bank Presented with “2017 Irresponsible Bank Japan Award” in front of Annual Shareholder Meeting
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...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
New Community Grievances Against Pulp Giant Asia Pulp & Paper Pose Continued Risks to Buyers and Investors
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  ...
Thursday, Jun 22 2017
Japanese Banks Failing to Respond to Climate Risks, New Reports Find
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...
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017
Your bank is funding extreme fossil fuels. Tell it to stop.
Banks continue to pour billions and billions into the most extreme fossil fuels — pushing us toward climate disaster and trampling on human rights along...
Wednesday, Jun 21 2017
New Report Reveals Bank Policies Fail to Respond to Climate Risks
CONTACT: Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network: +1-650-391-6443, ayse@ran.orgYann Louvel, BankTrack: +33-688-907-868, yann@banktrack.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club: +1-202-495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org David Turnbull, Oil Change International: +1-202-316-3499, david@priceofoil.org...
Monday, Jun 19 2017
PT. Tualang Raya Continues To Destroy Elephant Habitat In Breach of Moratorium
GPS: 4°46'01.57"N, 97°31'15.26"E–Field investigations have once again confirmed active clearance of lowland rainforests by PT. Tualang Raya for a new palm oil plantation. For nearly...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Amid EU Palm Oil Bill Debate, New Members Join Leading Initiative to Reform Palm Oil Industry
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,...
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
1300 people protest for land rights, against Toba Pulp Lestari in Indonesia!
On June 8th, over 1,300 people, representing over 30 organizations and communities, held a peaceful action and march in the town of Balige, North Sumatra....
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Financial Times: Banks must stop funding dirty oil
"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...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org NGOs Call For Systemic Reforms To RSPO Certification Scheme Beyond Standards Review...
Monday, Jun 12 2017
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable Palm Oil Policy”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 12, 2017 CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Issues Response to IOI Group’s Updated “Sustainable...
Saturday, Jun 10 2017
28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
For Immediate Release: June 9, 2017 Contacts:Jason Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, 1-312-402-8075 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
Mongabay: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
"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...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
From Paris to the E.R.: Why climate change matters
I almost died five years ago. I was visiting my partner’s parents in Corpus Christi, Texas, when it became difficult to breathe. Corpus Christi is...
Tuesday, Jun 6 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline
It’s DAPL all over again, and it’s happening right under our nose.  UPDATE: 28 major banks warned not to finance Trans Mountain pipeline expansion This...
Thursday, Jun 1 2017
RAN Statement on the Trump Administration and the Paris Climate Accord
"The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the groundbreaking Paris Climate Accord is as unsurprising as it is ignorant. Flying in the face of...