Illegal Deforestation Monitor

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

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

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

Major ag traders fined for buying grain from illegally deforested land in Cerrado

24.07.2018 Cargill and Bunge, along with other traders and farmers fined $29m by Brazilian authorities for buying grain from illegally deforested areas in the Cerrado

Are US investors aware of the legal risks of forest crimes?

12.07.2018 Climate Advisers examine the potential for investors in the US to be prosecuted for forest crimes that took place in other jurisdictions

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