After the Nestlé announcement last week, the good news just keeps on coming.
Our Canadian colleagues are thrilled about a new, far-reaching agreement between campaign groups and logging companies that should see vast areas of the country's boreal forest protected.
Today I gave Greenpeace’s Golden Chainsaw award to the representative of the Government of PNG at talks on REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestaion and Degradation). Her name is Federica Bietta and she is also representing PNG as co-chair on special REDD Partnership negotiations.
The majority of the world’s remaining rainforests are in developing countries. So it makes sense that the wealthiest nations provide money to protect them since they are responsible for a greater share of global emissions, not to mention the fact that they buy most of the products from rainforest destruction.
Lauren is one of 19 people heading to Sumatra on the Greenpeace Jungle Challenge this October. Taking the challenge was all part of her New Year's Resolution to get off her butt and help save one of the world's most incredible forests. She explains her motivation, and invites us all to her fundraising 'Jungle Party' in Sydney.