Articles Tagged: Deforestation

Could Brazil be on verge of one of world’s biggest conservation agreements?

The Brazilian Cerrado is a biodiverse mixed ecosystem. It is almost three times bigger than Texas, but half of its natural habitat has been lost as it is converted to croplands and cattle pasture, and especially soy plantations. A Cerrado accord breakthrough could be at hand, conserving Brazil’s biodiverse savanna, and setting a new conservation precedent protecting its mosaic of ecosystems.

The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector

Are financial institutions overlooking a critical climate risk? Deforestation and forest degradation account for around 15% of human-made emissions, second only to fossil fuel combustion. More than half of deforestation is the result of the production of commodities such as soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, and cattle products. Read more from Celine Herweijer, UK PWC partner.