ForestsThe loss of forests worldwide accounts for roughly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and forests are critical to regulating the climate, both locally and globally. Climate change has thrust the decades-long fight against deforestation back into the international spotlight. Deforestation is an urgent problem that has wide repercussions. But forests are not merely the lungs of the earth — they are also the greatest repositories of biological and cultural diversity on earth, and home to 350 million people, including at least 60 million indigenous peoples who have protected and defended forests since time immemorial. Friends of the Earth’s International Forests program works to address the root causes of forest destruction and the marginalization of forest-dwelling communities. We do this through our campaign on land grabs, forests & finance, and our work to challenge forest carbon offsets.
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After years of pressure from environmental activists, Proctor & Gamble shareholders took a vital step towards protecting our forests.
Friends of the Earth and our allies have pushed businesses and corporations to cut ties with abusive and destructive palm oil companies.
More than 40,000 Friends of the Earth members signed our petition urging Nestlé to cut ties with REPSA. And Nestlé responded.
State legislators introduced the New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act to ensure the state government does not drive deforestation.
Over 80 activists issued a public letter criticizing BlackRock for violating Indigenous rights and other traditional communities.
Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai’i announced today the pending introduction of a federal bill to ban US imports of products linked to illegal deforestation and land conversion.
The world’s largest consumer goods company continues failing to address concerns over its deforestation and forest degradation in the boreal forest of Canada and tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Let’s be clear: all exploitation of resources by our industrial society depends on exploitation of the people within whose lands and territories those resources lie.
Since 2012, BlackRock has had 15 chances to vote in favor of shareholder resolutions to halt deforestation. One hundred percent of the time, it voted against action on deforestation.