Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquarted in San Francisco, California with offices staff in Tokyo, Japan, and Edmonton, Canada, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.  

Releases by this organization

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Adopts New Sourcing Policy on Wood-Based Fabrics
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F), including its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister brands, has announced a new policy on the sourcing and use of popular but controversial wood-based fabrics, including rayon, viscose and modal, in its clothes. A&F’s policy and actions...
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Monday, September 11, 2017
NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction and Human Rights Abuses Connected to Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
Today, 47 civil society organizations delivered an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities, at the start of the I OC Executive Board Meeting in Lima, Peru . The letter reiterated grave and mounting concerns about the legitimacy and accountability...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Rainforest Action Network Responds to PepsiCo’s Release of Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) responds to PepsiCo’s release of a “Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report” today, in which the food and beverage giant outlines the actions it is supposedly taking to address its use of Conflict Palm Oil in PepsiCo products. A report released by Rainforest Action...
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Monday, November 07, 2016
RAN Statement on Citigroup's Leading Role in Financing Dakota Access Pipeline
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is demanding that Citibank halt all further loan disbursements for the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) and ensure that the project sponsors immediately halt construction, unless all outstanding issues are resolved to the full satisfaction of the Standing Rock Sioux...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels
As ‘Climate Week NYC’ kicks off today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) questions the climate integrity of three major event sponsors. RAN research shows that these sponsors, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of the West (BNP Paribas) are helping drive the climate crisis by pumping hundreds...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
New Report Finds Banks Betting on Climate Change
A report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN), BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International provides the first look at bank financing for fossil fuels since the Paris Climate Agreement, showing that the world’s biggest banks are driving climate change by pumping hundreds of...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rainforest Action Network Statement on Peabody Energy’s Imminent Bankruptcy
Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal mining company, may soon file for bankruptcy. This news comes weeks after Arch Coal, the second largest coal producer in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11. Peabody’s imminent bankruptcy is a signal that the company’s recklessness, greed, and...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Rainforest Action Network Statement on Anticipated 2017-2022 Plan for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
President Obama and the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are anticipated to release the 2017-2022 plan for offshore oil and gas leases, with possible measures to limit drilling for oil and gas in specific areas of the country. This move coincides with a people’s call to end oil and gas leasing...
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Friday, March 11, 2016
Deutsche Bank Changes Coal Financing Policy
Today, Deutsche Bank (DB) released a new corporate responsibility policy explaining that the bank has begun to phase out the provision of finance to companies that practice mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. The updated policy indicates that they will decrease financing for the most significant...
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Monday, December 21, 2015
Palm Oil Giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) Plagued By Ongoing Conflict and Exploitation, New Progress Report Finds
A new report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposes several cases of ongoing Conflict Palm Oil production in Malaysian palm oil giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) global operations. The RAN report––titled Conflict Palm Oil in Practice, Exposing KLK’s Role in Rainforest...
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