Deforestation

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17 06 2021 | 11:30

Axa Will Stop Investing in Firms Linked to Deforestation, Biodiversity Loss

The Paris-based company says it will engage more with companies to push them to be more sustainable. AXA SA’s investment management arm will stop investing in companies that contribute to…

15 06 2021 | 13:05

Forest degradation primary driver of carbon loss in the Brazilian Amazon.

Forest degradation has become the largest process driving carbon loss in the Brazilian Amazon, according to a recent study using ESA satellite data. While both deforestation and forest degradation…

18 05 2021 | 11:01

Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance.

Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees. Conservationists in Uganda have condemned as “shallow and absurd” a court ruling that authorised…

18 05 2021 | 06:57

Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years.

International team of researchers also found that deforestation rose nearly four-fold in 2019. The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the past decade…

14 05 2021 | 14:25

Forest the size of France regrown worldwide over 20 years, study finds

Nearly 59m hectares of forests have regrown since 2000, showing that regeneration in some places is paying off. An area of forest the size of France has regrown around the world over the past 20…

13 04 2021 | 10:49

Deforestation: Consumption habits of person in rich country drives loss of ‘four trees each year’

Consumption of coffee, chocolate and meat fuelling deforestation. Each person living in a G7 country causes nearly four trees to be lost each year through their consumption of goods such as coffee,…

13 04 2021 | 10:24

New UK law will stop firms using products linked to illegal deforestation.

Lord Goldsmith said the new rule would ‘tackle deforestation’, but environmental campaigners warned it does not go far enough The UK government is set to introduce a new law to stop businesses from…

13 04 2021 | 10:22

Green groups dispute power station claim that biomass is carbon-neutral

Drax in Yorkshire burns wood pellets to generate electricity, but forests cannot be replaced quickly enough, say campaigners. The UK’s plan to burn more trees to generate “renewable” electricity has…

07 04 2021 | 09:27

‘Forests are our home’: How indigenous land defenders are fighting the climate crisis.

As a UN report highlights the role native communities can play in tackling deforestation, Daisy Dunne speaks to indigenous leaders from across Central and South America. Indigenous leaders in Latin…

03 04 2021 | 07:49

Forest Destruction Surged in 2020 Even as Global Economy Slowed.

Destruction of the world’s forests increased last year even as pandemic shutdowns curbed economic growth, adding more pressure on nations and business trying to cut carbon emissions.

31 03 2021 | 12:40

WRI: Primary rainforest destruction increased 12 per cent between 2019 and 2020.

Update from NGO’s Global Forest Watch scheme highlights that deforestation of tropical forests crucial for biodiversity and storing carbon continue to rise 2020 was meant to be a landmark year in…

22 03 2021 | 08:26

Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes by Alastair Gee

03 03 2021 | 08:47

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests.

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon. More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage…

03 02 2021 | 09:28

Building a green economy could stop ‘nightmare’ degradation of Amazon.

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and mining. The Amazon will be transformed into a “highly…

03 01 2021 | 08:29

'It's as if we've learned nothing': alarm over Amazon road project.

Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities. Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway…

29 11 2020 | 07:48

Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report.

Huge road, energy and mining projects driving into heart of world’s remaining forests. Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and…

16 11 2020 | 07:16

United Nations releases special 2020 broadcast calling for collective action.

On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals – in the midst of a pandemic radically transforming our economies and…

05 11 2020 | 08:49

'Ghost Forests' Are an Eerie Sign of Sea-Level Rise.

Along the Atlantic coast, ghost forests provide haunting signs of sea-level rise. These stands of bleached and broken tree trunks are all that remain after salty water inundates a forest. Matt…

26 10 2020 | 15:02

The Global Youth Led Campaign To Save Bugoma Forest. NEMA Revoke ESIA certificate.

Bugoma Forest is continuing to face serious threats from loggers, farmers, and NEMA a government agency entrusted with protecting our natural resources. It should be recalled that the National…

24 10 2020 | 11:56

GREENPEACE AFRICA: New logging scandal in Cameroon’s forest.

It’s honestly disheartening that time and time again Indigenous People and local communities in Cameroon have to fight for the same issue - the end of forest destruction.