Join with Greenpeace to stop deforestation
Ancient forests are destroyed every day to supply cheap timber, pulp and paper, and palm oil to the world. The illegal and destructive logging operations are pushing species such as the orang-utan towards the brink of extinction and devastating local communities. What’s more, forest destruction accounts for around 20% of global carbon emissions. That’s more than the world’s entire transport sector. We need to act fast to save the last remaining ancient forests.
The last remaining rainforests in our region – which span across Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands – are disappearing at an alarming rate. In fact, Indonesia has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the country with the fastest rate of forest destruction on the planet.
Agri-business is responsible for massive rainforest destruction as forests are cleared or burned to make way for cattle ranches, palm oil or soya plantations. Irreplaceable rainforests are converted into products that are used to make toothpaste, chocolate and animal feed. If expansion of the palm oil industry continues unabated, that figure can only rise.
Brands like Johnson and Johnson, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive who use palm oil must stop hiding behind promises and pledges. They must start delivering real change on the ground to protect forests and prevent another forest fires crisis.
Greenpeace demands real commitments, real timelines and real action to make sure palm oil companies stop putting lives at risk by destroying forest and peatlands.
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
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How you can help
Our Earth’s extraordinary and irreplaceable forests need to be protected – urgently. You have the power to end the destruction of our forests. Send your message to the CEOs of Johnson and Johnson, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and companies that use palm oil.
“Your palm oil policy is failing to stop deforestation in Indonesia. We demand you take urgent action to stop the destruction of forests and peatlands for palm oil – before another fires crisis does even more damage.”