California moves to disentangle its spending from global deforestation

AB 416, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, ensures that state contracts are not playing part in the commodity-driven deforestation crisis in either the boreal or tropics. Read More

FOE calls on Governor Cooper to preserve North Carolina’s forests

Today community leaders and organizations from rural North Carolina counties impacted by the wood burning biomass industry held a press conference, rally, and delivered a petition to Gov. Cooper. Read More

Media Advisory: Where’s Governor Cooper on North Carolina’s Forests?

This will be the first in a series of public education and action events focused on the growth of the dirty industry in rural Eastern NC, the poorest and most racially diverse region in the state. Read More

National, North Carolina groups warn EPA that dirty electricity isn’t renewable fuel

Over 75 climate and social justice groups sent a letter sent today to the EPA, calling on Administrator Regan to prevent electricity from wood biomass, factory farm gas, and landfill gas from qualifying under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Read More

Majority of Bunge shareholders vote for measures on deforestation but green groups issue urgent call for action

Shareholders in Bunge Limited last week threw their weight behind a call for the company to do more to protect forests in Brazil. Read More

Shareholder resolution passes, urging Bunge to disclose plans to halt deforestation

Shareholders in agribusiness company Bunge Limited voted today for the company to evaluate and disclose its efforts to eliminate deforestation from its operations. Read More

Green groups & investors push for urgent action on deforestation and human rights abuses from Bunge, one of the world’s largest commodity traders

Friends of the Earth US and Global Witness are urging shareholders in one of the world’s largest agri-commodity traders to vote in favour of tackling deforestation at the company’s upcoming AGM. Read More

New York state legislators introduce deforestation-free procurement bill

State legislators introduced the New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act to ensure the state government does not drive deforestation. Read More

Indigenous Leaders & Goldman Prize Recipients Send Open Letter Demanding BlackRock Act on Deforestation and Human Rights

Over 80 activists issued a public letter criticizing BlackRock for violating Indigenous rights and other traditional communities. Read More

FOE Statement on Announcement of Federal Deforestation Bill

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. Read More