Many of the world’s worst polluting companies have used the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to extract tens of billions of dollars in new government subsidies and slash environmental regulations. Mighty Earth is taking action in ways that can help prevent future pandemics by reducing the deforestation that exposes humans to new viruses.

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Greening the New Normal


Covid-19 may be the worst deadly zoonotic illness humanity has encountered in the past century, but it's not the first.

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Ensuring a Green EU Recovery Plan for the Tire, Rubber, and Auto Industries


All companies receiving bailout funds should be committed to the European Green Deal, the Paris Agreement, and to achieving net zero carbon neutrality by 2025. Businesses seeking EU bailout support should also have robust policies and practices in place that recognize and ensure workers' rights throughout their supply chains.

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Big Meat Companies Are Making the Pandemic Worse


In the midst of a global crisis, the meat industry continues to pack people and animals into factories, fueling the spread of the current pandemic and making the next one more likely.

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G20 Must Protect People and Planet During Coronavirus Pandemic


Mighty Earth signs on to a landmark Open Letter calling on G20 leaders to ensure the current coronavirus global crisis spurs countries to champion recovery solutions that spur economic activity and accelerates the transition to low-carbon economies.

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Video: Protecting Forests to Prevent Pandemics


Watch a webinar on the link between deforestation and pandemics, the value of nature-based solutions in preventing future pandemics, and the role of private sector and regulatory agencies in driving ambitious action to protect forests in 2020.

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EU Coronavirus Bailout Must Deliver a Just and Sustainable Recovery


Mighty Earth has joined calls to ensure the European Union’s coronavirus financial bail out and national Sustainable Recovery Plans that delivers a greener and more socially and environmentally just recovery.

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Mighty Earth COVID-19 response for Cocoa Farmers


Mighty Earth and the other NGO members of the VOICE Network are deeply concerned about the effects of COVID-19 on cocoa farming households, a group already in a vulnerable position.

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For a campaigner against deforestation, almost dying of COVID-19 was ironic


The more we encroach into forests, the likelier it is we humans will come into contact with heretofore undisturbed animals, whose pathogens will have the exciting opportunity to penetrate new victims – us.

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Mighty Earth joins call for Green Recovery for EU Agriculture


EU should publish its new "Farm to Fork" strategy to transition European agriculture towards a greener, healthier future.

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New Report Identifies “Coronavirus Climate Profiteers”


Mighty Earth names top polluters exploiting the pandemic to weaken environmental protections and grab subsidies and identifies “climate heroes” doing the right thing in time of crisis

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Mighty Earth and the Coronavirus – A Letter from CEO Glenn Hurowitz


An update on our plans and priorities as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic

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