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.
11.06.2021 Gutting of conservation laws in Brazil could mean suspect commodity imports waved through in UK thanks to glaring weakness in new regulation
09.06.2021 Earthsight and others urge EU to give greater clarity on planned initiatives tackling deforestation overseas
25.05.2021 Trade bodies for global beef, soy and palm oil firms fail to support strong supply chain regulation
20.05.2021 A defining six months ahead to curb tropical deforestation crisis
26.02.2021 How war, trade and dictatorship created the world’s worst deforestation crisis
23.02.2021 German Cabinet set to approve “toothless” law that fails forests and indigenous peoples
28.01.2021 Earthsight and others urge agencies to investigate illegalities in the Chaco
12.11.2020 Statement follows MADES response to our publication of whistleblower accounts from the ministry