North America

Mighty Earth runs campaigns to protect and restore nature, fight climate change, and break the link between economic development and environmental destruction.

PROTECTING NATURE

Bioenergy or biomass is billed as green; it’s anything but. But the industry is leading to the logging of natural forests in British Columbia, Canada and the Southeastern United States. Trees are cut down and turned into wood pellets before being shipped to the UK and Japan to power biomass plants.

Trees are being cut down at an alarming rate, pushing endangered species such as the mountain caribou to the brink.

Chopping down trees to make wood pellets to burn for electricity is not carbon neutral, it’s a carbon nightmare, emitting more carbon than coal.

TRANSFORMING AGRICULTURE

Agriculture drives 80% of global deforestation. Mighty Earth is working to transform the industry and create supply chains that protect Nature and human rights. Our reports and investigations have revealed that the big agricultural companies and commodity traders – many based in the U.S. – still don’t have control of their global supply chains, allowing deforestation to seep in through direct and indirect suppliers.

We recognize the same problems coming up again and again across all the commodities we work on and engage with industry to present viable and sustainable practices to replace destructive ones. Creating and sustaining pressure across the supply chain, we target companies with proven links to the destruction of Nature.

DECARBONIZING INDUSTRY

Cutting carbon emissions in heavy industry, particularly steel and aluminum, is essential to achieving our climate goals. Our campaign in the U.S. aims to decarbonize and end human rights abuses in the auto supply chain. The automotive industry is critical to achieving net-zero global emissions by 2050. As automakers move to electric vehicles, by 2040 materials used for production will account for 60 percent of life-cycle emissions. This means in addition to going electric the auto industry must shift material supply chains to include green aluminum and steel, deforestation-free and sustainable leather and rubber, and other materials to be truly carbon neutral across the entire auto supply chain.

  • 9%

    of all global greenhouse gas emissions come from the auto industry

  • 1%

    of primary forest remains in British Columbia.

  • 60% of global nature loss

    is driven by the meat industry

  • Around 70

    new green steel plants are needed by 2030 to meet climate goals

Explore Our Work

Protecting Nature

Protein

Autos

Decarbonizing Industry

Japan

Bioenergy

Mountain Caribou threatened by industrial logging

The biggest climate risk IPO in history

We lodged a submission against JBS with the powerful US Securities and Exchange Commission over the Brazilian meat giant’s plan to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

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BIOMASS: NOT CARBON NEUTRAL; A CARBON NIGHTMARE

Using wood pellets for electricity involves cutting down trees in North America, chopping them into pellets, shipping them overseas, and burning them.

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News

22/Feb/2024
JBS Delays IPO
05/Feb/2024
Mighty Earth in the Headlines: JBS IPO Media Highlights
22/Jan/2024
Op-Ed: GM must shift Cleveland Cliffs plant in Dearborn to net-zero steel production

GM has the purchasing power to shift Cliffs to net-zero steel production and end the steel pollution in our backyards

chocolate decorations hanging on a christmas tree
22/Dec/2023
A call for improving farmer likelihood in the cocoa sector
18/Dec/2023
Mighty Earth Responds to Nippon Steel’s $14.9 Billion Acquisition of U.S. Steel
The stakes are high
06/Dec/2023
Mighty Earth Welcomes Introduction of FOREST Act in U.S.
01/Dec/2023
Mighty Earth at COP28
27/Nov/2023
Cargill Announces Commitment to Eliminate Ecosystem Destruction Linked to Key Commodities Across Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay by 2025
20/Nov/2023
Climate Organizers Stage Squid Games “Die-In” at the LA Auto Show to Protest Hyundai Use of Child Labor and Dirty Coal