Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Indirect supply chains pose major deforestation risk for global cocoa industry

26.03.2020 Study emphasises threats major firms face in not having a full picture of suppliers

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

As EU demand for its cocoa surges, illegal deforestation threatens to destroy “critical forest corridor” in Nigeria

31.05.2019 Afi River Forest Reserve is losing 'large tracts' of primary forest believed to be a result of illegal land clearing for cocoa cultivation

Not a single company on track to meet 2020 zero-deforestation deadline

27.03.2019 Forest 500 report shows no palm oil, soy, cattle or timber firm that committed to eliminate deforestation from supply chains by 2020 will meet that goal

Climate policy expert calls on EU to act on “imported deforestation”

28.09.2017 The former head of UN climate negotiations uses Brussels speech to demand the EU acts to stop imports driving global deforestation


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