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 A new report has emphasised the threats major firms face in not having a full picture of suppliers

New York Declaration to halve global forest loss ‘impossible’ to achieve by 2020

19.09.2019 Another voluntary initiative to halt deforestation is set to fail as NYDF says its 200 members need to ‘dramatically escalate action’ in deforestation fight

Pressure builds on big economies to address commodity import risks in wake of Amazon fires

03.09.2019 G7 and UK Amazon aid pledges are meagre compared to their Brazilian beef purchases

Prosecutor targets ‘ringleader’ Dennis Melka in Peru cacao case

19.08.2019 It comes after staff at Melka firm sentenced for links to illegal deforestation

Indofood loses Citigroup investment following labour abuse revelations

20.06.2019  US bank pulls $140 million financing after RSPO dropped Indonesian palm oil giant for widespread labour violations

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

Global markets help sustain political power of agribusiness lobby in Brazil’s congress

25.09.2018 A damning report by Amazon Watch has shed light on the commercial links between European and US companies and agribusinesses in Brazil connected to illegalities

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