Brazil had managed to reduce Amazon deforestation since the 2004 total of 27,772 square kilometers. This shows that it is possible, but it depends on political will and adequate management.
The COP26 delegation includes the CEO of Minerva Foods, and the chair of Marfrig, two of the world’s largest beef companies. Critics say their presence “smacks of greenwashing.”
A campaign by U.S. and Brazilian activists challenging TIAA and other financial firms’ complicity in land grabs and deforestation in Brazil is scoring major victories.
These include nine forest areas in Latin America, eight in Africa, and seven in Asia and Oceania.
The trees in the Amazon are a vital component in the fight against the climate crisis because they absorb billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.
The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.
Given the evidence, it is clear humans need to balance the production of food, forest commodities and other goods with the protection of tropical forests.
A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.
At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.
Due to the some of the fastest deforestation in the world, this once enormous ecosystem may soon be gone outside of protected areas.