Household brands and global financiers including BlackRock linked to clearance of tropical rainforest, human rights abuses in Papua New Guinea
Undercover investigation reveals tainted palm oil has been sold on to household brands including Kellogg’s, Nestlé, and The Hershey Company
US Congress must pass new bill to help end deforestation around the world
The US should seize the opportunity to be a leader in promoting good governance, protecting indigenous people, and end its complicity in the destruction of the world’s climate-critical forests.
Open letter to the UK Prime Minister: Take action to protect the Amazon
The destruction of the Amazon has dire implications for global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change but there is much the UK can still do
Global Witness response to G7 Nature Compact agreement
The G7 leaders’ Nature Compact has rightly recognised they need to do more to safeguard forests. This must now be backed up by all G7 members, and other key consumer countries, bringing forward legislation to end their countries’ complicity in global forest destruction ahead of COP26.
Chinese banks are pouring billions into destructive agribusiness linked to global deforestation
Global Witness reveals today that Chinese banks are failing to take adequate measures to ensure their money is not contributing to environmental destruction
Cross-party support for UK Environment Bill to tackle role of UK banks in funding global deforestation, with £900m funnelled into forest-risk commodities in 2020
As the UK Environment Bill is debated in Parliament today, MPs, civil society and indigenous leaders in forest-rich countries are calling for the legislation to be strengthened to tackle the crucial role of the UK financial sector in bankrolling global deforestation.
World leaders must commit to holding climate-wrecking industries and their financial backers to account
The world can’t solve the climate crisis if leaders are unwilling to name the main culprits, let alone have the courage to take on these powerful industry interests.
New report on finance sector’s response to deforestation shows failure of voluntary banking initiatives to tackle deforestation and need for government regulation
Voluntary banking initiatives like the Soft Commodities Compact have clearly failed to rein in banks’ financing of global deforestation, which is helping drive the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and human rights abuses around the world.
Major global banks complicit in widespread destruction of the Amazon rainforest linked to Brazilian beef companies, and international audits flawed
Major Brazilian meat traders are failing to remove huge swathes of Amazon deforestation from their supply chains, which flawed audits by DNV-GL and Grant Thornton then did not pick up
Global Witness response to UK government announcement on new deforestation law
While we welcome the UK government’s commitment to introduce legislation to tackle the UK’s role in global deforestation, the government’s proposals do not go far enough.
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