A litany of loopholes and violations have undercut the Indonesian government's forest protection policies, allowing oil palm companies to continue obtaining licenses to clear rainforests for plantations, according to a new report.
Using an ecologically friendly agroforestry system, researchers have demonstrated higher yields on 18 demonstration farms: 180 kg of fresh fruit bunches per plant, compared with 139 kg per plant from monocultures.
A group of 81 Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders from across the world have signed an open letter to BlackRock, saying the fund manager's investments “continue to threaten our health, our security, and our very future."
A report by Global Witness has found that more than 100 Indonesian palm oil mills supplying agribusiness giants ADM and Bunge have been accused of land and human rights violations and environmental destruction.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.