Deforestation – GBRI
 

This is both heartbreaking and seriously alarming. According to Antonio Donato Nobre, one of Brazil’s leading scientists, the Amazon rainforest has reached the point of no return. The Amazon, which is often regarded as the Earth’s lungs and a massive global carbon sink, has witnessed unprecedented deforestation in the last few years. “Just when I […]

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Norway is the largest shareholder in oil firm Equinor, fertilizer-producer Yara, and aluminum producer Norsk Hydro, and the country just urged all three businesses with operations in Brazil to ensure they are not in any way contributing to the destruction of Amazon rainforest. It also asked their representatives to be conscious about their supply chains. The […]

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In a move that is being welcomed by environmentalists around the world, the Peruvian Palm Oil Producers’ Association (JUNPALMA) announced last week that it would be entering an agreement to become palm oil deforestation-free by 2021. The promise was secured by the U.S. based National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in collaboration with the local government, growers and the […]

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Under Brazil’s new far right President Jair Bolsonaro, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has begun at an alarming rate. It is being reported that every single minute, an area the size of three football fields is being cut. This could spell disaster for the planet as the rainforest absorbs large amounts of atmospheric carbon, thereby […]

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Campaign platform CDP recently formed a $10 trillion investor alliance including names like HSBC and Investec to demand major global firms to reveal the true impact of their operations on the environment. The alliance accused more than 700 big global companies of not revealing the full extent of their impact on the climate crisis, water […]

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In the last two decades, consumption of palm oil has increased drastically. This easy-to-grow and cheap vegetable oil can be found in a wide variety of products – right from chocolate bars to jet fuel. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of all packaged goods sold in western supermarkets contain palm oil. However, this […]

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Much to the chagrin of environmentalists, Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro has done exactly what was expected of him. Mere a few hours after taking office, Bolsonaro transferred the responsibility for regulating and creating new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which has close ties to the powerful agribusiness lobby. The move sparked outcry from indigenous leaders, […]

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