Battle Creek, MI and Washington, DC – Forest advocates and Michigan citizens today credited Kellogg’s with adopting a new commitment that would make Tony the Tiger proud. The move follows months of action on the ground in Kellogg’s home state of Michigan by hundreds of volunteers with the Forest Heroes campaign, who urged the company to go deforestation-free.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama asserted that, “Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth.” PolitiFact’s fact-check of this statement calls a technical foul on the Administration: using absolute reductions rather than percentage reductions is a debatable approach to say the least. But in fact, the United States really did cut its carbon emissions from energy by almost 500 million metric tons from 2005 to 2011 – more than any other nation. Continue ReadingRead More »
Measuring Green Prosperity in Indonesia: Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Social Cost of Carbon
Climate Advisers’ Managing Director Michael Wolosin released a new discussion paper that argues for including climate in cost-benefit analyses the Millennium Challenge Corporation uses for selecting projects, most immediately in Indonesia’s Green Prosperity program. Continue ReadingRead More »
For months now, through the Forest Heroes campaign, Michiganders have been demanding that Kellogg’s use their joint venture partnership with palm oil giant Wilmar to urge the company to improve its palm oil sourcing policies in order to reduce deforestation and habitat loss. Wilmar has apparently gotten the message. The massive palm oil trader today announced a new policy that has the potential to shift the entire industry.Read More »