Green Deal: measures to step up the fight against global deforestation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs outline how the EU can contribute to tackling worldwide deforestation and call for domestic policies to be revised to protect European forests. In the non-binding resolution adopted on Tuesday with 543 votes to 47 and 109 abstentions, in response to a Commission communication, […]

Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute & Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Brodie Ferguson, Senior Researcher, Igarapé Institute Deforestation is on the rise again across the Amazon – and 90% of it […]

How to build deforestation-free supply chains: lessons from Indonesia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends & Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI Switzerland Many companies overlook the deforestation risks within their supply chains. Indonesia is making headway in the fight against deforestation. Much is […]

How cocoa farming can help stop deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard A. Manley, CEO, Olam Cocoa • Increasing demand for agricultural land putting pressure on forests. • High proportion of cocoa smallholdings means doubly acute pressure. • Digital farming tools can help identify farmable forest areas. The world’s […]

This app lets you plant trees to fight deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required. A new app from the young people behind the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation means anyone can now help […]

Why private investment in deforestation-free commodity production needs to be scaled up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ivo Mulder, Finance and Private Sector Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UN Environment Forests and agriculture hold more than 30% of the climate change solution in terms of providing the most cost-effective forms of mitigation potential. However, […]

The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Partner, PwC The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 signalled a step change in government policy and regulation to combat climate change. While transitioning the energy sector has been an early priority, there’s no […]

To end deforestation, we must protect community land rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bryson Ogden, Private Sector Senior Analyst, Rights and Resources Initiative Ending deforestation is crucial to achieving a host of global goals, including preventing a climate crisis, sustaining rural livelihoods and preserving natural biodiversity. To this end, companies, investors, […]