The Brazilian Cerrado, known as the “birthplace of waters,” is the savannah with the greatest biodiversity in the world. This vast region is home to many communities of peasants, indigenous peoples, and quilombolas (Afro-Brazilian rural communities). But the relentless expansion of the soy industry is causing widespread ecosystem destruction and increasingly violent land conflicts between companies and local communities. Two new reports from Friends of…
On the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies has illegally grabbed t
These industries are responsible for increasing greenhouse gas emissions, widespread environmental destruction, and gross human rights abuses.
As Californians and people around the world face growing threats from climate change and ecosystem collapse, from the extremes of heatwaves and polar vortexes to devastating drought and repeated 100-year storms, this bill is a critical step toward protecting one of the forest biomes most vital to securing a safe, livable future.
The New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, S.5921/A.6872 (Krueger/Zebrowski), if passed into law, will ensure that state and local government procurement does not drive tropical or boreal deforestation or forest degradation or associated abuses of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in these forested regions.
Shareholders should vote in favor of Proposal 5 calling on Bunge to issue a report assessing if and how it could increase the scale, pace, and rigor of its efforts to eliminate native vegetation conversion in its soy supply chain.
Explainer of New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act in Spanish.
Explainer of New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act in Portuguese.
As community leaders, environmental and land defenders, and civil society activists from around the world, we write to you today about your continued failure to recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant peoples, women, and local communities through your investments.