Indonesia calls COP26 deforestation deal ‘unfair’

The Southeast Asian country has stated it cannot “promise what [it] can’t do”

COP26: Leaders of more than 100 countries commit to end deforestation by 2030

The pledge is underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds

Sweet! M&M’s owner Mars commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Its new pledge includes switching to 100% renewable energy and ‘strongly linking’ executive pay to climate action

Nearly 60% of Brits ‘would support ban on products linked to deforestation’

New research finds more than half of the UK public would like to see the government reduce emissions at a faster pace

Unilever to put its climate transition plans before a shareholder vote

The company plans to give its shareholders a chance to vote on its green policy every three years in a bid to offer more transparency on its progress

Mars reaches milestone of operating with ‘deforestation-free’ palm oil supply chain

The confectionery and food giant plans to cut the number of palm sourcing mills from 1,500 to fewer than 100 by 2021

‘Only six crop species yield 80% of global industrial biofuel and that costs to people and planet’

That’s according to the Senior Research Leader at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Dr Olwen Grace who spoke to FNZ about the world’s methods of producing ‘green energy’

Government launches consultation regarding fines for businesses that contribute to deforestation

The government says currently, many of the products bought in the UK use ingredients that have been produced in countries where there is a high risk of deforestation

Government to introduce new law to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains

Larger companies will face fines if they are not able to demonstrate their supply chains are free from illegal deforestation

Indigenous people ‘at risk’ as deforestation surges in Amazon

Advocacy group Instituto Socioambiental says  more than 24,000 hectares of forest were cleared illegally within indigenous lands in just eight months