Calls grow for House of Lords to strengthen UK Environment Bill

13.09.2021 Government proposals to end UK role in driving deforestation overseas must be beefed up for benefits to be realised

Open letter: EU transparency needed after key laws delayed

09.06.2021 Earthsight and others urge EU to give greater clarity on planned initiatives tackling deforestation overseas

Cameroon women denounce "destruction" of forests and community by agribusiness giants

01.04.2020 Local women fight back against controversial palm oil, rubber firms accused of destroying community way of life and responsible for widespread deforestation 

Forest 500 report laments “painfully slow” progress of brands to tackle deforestation

19.02.2020 New analysis of corporate efforts to fight against deforestation accuses Amazon, Nike, McDonald’s and dozens of other firms of falling short

Asian banks gave $19bn to palm oil firms linked to Indonesia fires

12.12.2019 NGOs call out financing awarded by region’s largest financial institutions

Alleged human rights abuses at Cameroon rubber plantation pile pressure on Sudcam

28.11.2019 Despite 2018 pledges to improve sustainability credentials, Sudcam project continues to leave locals short-changed

Barclays, HSBC among banks financing “most harmful agribusinesses” with $44bn

16.10.2019 Global Witness report claims more than 300 financial institutions funnelled money into global beef, leather, palm oil and rubber firms linked to deforestation

EU needs new laws to ban global deforestation in product supply chains

23.05.2019 Respondents surveyed in 25 countries believe EU should introduce laws to outlaw goods being sold that harm the environment and the result of deforestation

Bolloré loses defamation appeal against media company that exposed SOCFIN’s rights violations in Cameroon

22.04.2019 French documentary revealed poor working conditions and child labour at Socapalm, a SOCFIN palm oil subsidiary in Cameroon

Not a single company on track to meet 2020 zero-deforestation deadline

27.03.2019 Forest 500 report shows no palm oil, soy, cattle or timber firm that committed to eliminate deforestation from supply chains by 2020 will meet that goal

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