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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities committed to hosting one of the greenest Olympic games in history. Shockingly, RAN and our allies found significant volumes of rainforest wood being used to build Olympic facilities, including the new National Olympic Stadium. The timber was supplied by a Malaysian logging company with a well-documented history of rainforest destruction, illegal logging and human rights abuses.


RAN and dozens of allied organizations delivered an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Olympic authorities demanding an end to the use of rainforest wood to construct the Tokyo Olympic facilities. The groups also demanded robust safeguards to prevent the use of rainforest-derived paper and Conflict Palm Oil in the Olympics. The current safeguards are not sufficient to protect rainforests and respect human rights and deliver on the sustainability promises made for Tokyo 2020.

RAN continues to work with allies, Olympic organizers, government and others to address the growing public outcry and ensure Olympic authorities make good on their commitments and uphold the reputation and credibility of the iconic Olympic games.

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