IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading
It brings together news on illegal deforestation cases around the world, from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, and focuses on the global trade in commodities such as palm oil, cocoa, cattle and soy. These news outputs are combined with primary desk-based investigations, in-depth analysis and expert commentary on the problem and the response of companies and governments.
The rapid destruction of the world’s tropical forests is a major contributor to climate change, and is having devastating impacts on the environment, wildlife and forest-dependent people. This global orgy of destruction is being driven by ‘big ag’ – the clearance of forests to make way for large-scale agriculture and tree plantations.
23.09.2021 New slaughterhouses in Brazilian Amazon approved for export increase US exposure to environmental crimes and underline the need for binding regulations to stem its illegal deforestation footprint overseas
23.09.2021 Beef sold in the US increasingly likely to be linked to illegal deforestation amid growing exports from Brazilian Amazon states
13.09.2021 Government proposals to end UK role in driving deforestation overseas must be beefed up for benefits to be realised
06.09.2021 Swedish retail giant and green timber label have moved to address problem of illegal sanitary felling in eastern Russia, but their measures must go further
21.07.2021 Supply chain graphic shows how EU car leather helps fuel the loss of indigenous land in South America
15.07.2021 Ikea has for years sold children's furniture made from wood linked to vast illegal logging in protected forests in Russia.
15.07.2021 A new Earthsight investigation unpacks Ikea's latest illegal timber problem
23.06.2021 Authorities fine trader for breaching EU timber law, following Earthsight report
23.06.2021 New EU guidance has recognised failings of the global green label and authorities at ensuring timber legality