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Calls grow for House of Lords to strengthen UK Environment Bill

13.09.2021 Government proposals to end UK role in driving deforestation overseas must be beefed up for benefits to be realised

Short-sighted UK Environment Bill will leave Brazil deforesters unchecked

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 

Open Letter: EU transparency needed after key laws delayed

09.06.2021 Earthsight and others urge EU to give greater clarity on planned initiatives tackling deforestation overseas

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight to tackle our addiction to the products of forest destruction

20.05.2021 A defining six months ahead to curb tropical deforestation crisis 

Eight reasons proposed UK law won’t stop consumption driving global deforestation

25.09.2020 The government's legislative plans are a first of their kind, but fall well short of what is needed 

Cameroon women denounce "destruction" of forests and community by agribusiness giants

01.04.2020 Local women fight back against controversial palm oil, rubber firms accused of destroying community way of life and responsible for widespread deforestation 

Forest 500 report laments “painfully slow” progress of brands to tackle deforestation

19.02.2020 New analysis of corporate efforts to fight against deforestation accuses Amazon, Nike, McDonald’s and dozens of other firms of falling short

Asian banks gave $19bn to palm oil firms linked to Indonesia fires

12.12.2019 NGOs call out financing awarded by region’s largest financial institutions

Alleged human rights abuses at Cameroon rubber plantation pile pressure on Sudcam

28.11.2019 Despite 2018 pledges to improve sustainability credentials, Sudcam project continues to leave locals short-changed

Barclays, HSBC among banks financing “most harmful agribusinesses” with $44bn

16.10.2019 Global Witness report claims more than 300 financial institutions funnelled money into global beef, leather, palm oil and rubber firms linked to deforestation

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