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World’s largest sovereign wealth fund finds global beef giant guilty of driving illegal deforestation in Brazil

07.01.2022 Yet more evidence has emerged demonstrating the failure of the world’s largest beef companies to cut their ties to forest destruction. This time the accusations are coming not from journalists or activists, but from an important investor

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Paraguay Senate seeks accountability from government following Earthsight illegal deforestation exposé

14.12.2021 Senators want answers from environment authorities over illegal clearances of indigenous lands that Earthsight linked to leather used by global car brands

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Suspect timber firms lobby for certified wood ‘green lane’ in draft EU anti-deforestation law

09.11.2021 Influential timber industry group run by firms guilty of logging and wood trading abuses calls for proposed EU rules to wave through wood certified by dubious sustainability schemes

Relying on green labels to address our thirst for products of deforestation would be a disaster

08.11.2021 New EU new deforestation law must learn the lessons of the past

Paraguay’s climate pledges mask plans to green light rising deforestation until 2030

05.11.2021 Pledges by Paraguay to slash greenhouse gas emissions and support new initiatives to protect biodiversity ring hollow as it looks willing to accept emissions from deforestation will continue to rise

Open letter: Paraguay must halt invasions, deforestation of indigenous Ayoreo lands

01.11.2021 A coalition of NGOs urge authorities to take action

FSC hall of shame: The ethical wood label’s long line of scandals

25.10.2021 The Forest Stewardship Council label is supposed to guarantee products are sustainably sourced, sadly it is not always the case

NGOs urge ‘immediate’ reform at ethical wood label to fight global deforestation

25.10.2021 Open letter signed by environmental and civil society organisations accuses the Forest Stewardship Council of failing to protect forests and indigenous groups

Open letter: FSC is no longer fit for purpose and must urgently reform

25.10.2021 NGOs and civil society groups urge the ethical wood label to instigate serious change of its practices

Grand Theft Chaco II: The Vice Continues

13.10.2021 One year on, failed response from Paraguayan government and leather industry to the scandal demonstrates urgent need for new laws

Amazon slaughterhouses eye greater share of American pie as Brazil beef sales surge

23.09.2021 New facilities in the Brazilian Amazon approved for export increase US exposure to environmental crimes and underline the need for binding regulations

More suspect Amazon beef is US-bound after facilities in deforestation hotspots approved

23.09.2021 Beef sold in the US increasingly likely to be linked to illegal deforestation amid growing exports from Brazilian Amazon states

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