The five biggest palm oil growers in the world have launched and signed the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto with a temporary moratorium against deforestation and a pledge to conserve high carbon tropical forests and peat areas, which are sometimes home to endangered species, like orangutans, elephants and tigers. 207 more words
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Cargill, one of the world’s largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.
The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, is the most far-reaching zero deforestation policy ever established, covering Cargill’s sprawling global empire of businesses, including palm oil, sugar, soy, cattle, and cocoa. 570 more words
The UN Climate Summit commenced last week in New York City, coinciding with Climate Week. The heightened attention brought to last week’s events echoes serious concerns involving the environment and international obligations. 1,195 more words
Five things you may have missed this past week about climate change and sustainability in South Jersey
“Advocates of sustainability are not opposed to industrialization per se, and don’t seek a return to the Stone Age. 369 more words