Deforestation

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Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. To put that into perspective: Every minute, tropical rainforest of the size of 50 football fields is destroyed.

Although deforestation remains a pressing issue, a growing number of companies recognize the imperative to halt deforestation and move toward responsible forest management. The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.

Apple and the Conservation Fund Boost Forest Protection in Maine

This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's…

Agreement Reached on ‘No Deforestation’ Standards for Palm Oil Companies

A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains…

Looking to the Next Century of Forest Conservation

2This year marks the centennial celebration of what some have called "America’s greatest idea" -- the National Parks system. As the country looks…

Ties to Labor and Human Rights Among Palm Oil Leaders and Laggards

Palm oil defines the world's struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are…

The Case for Sourcing Beef from the Amazon

McDonald's caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after…

Business Coalition Boosts Promotion of FSC-Certified Products

Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship…

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…

As Palm Oil Abuses Widen, WWF Releases Global Scorecard

A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and…

Study: Almost 100,000 Deaths in Indonesia Linked to Forest Fires, Illegal Palm Oil

A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…

Why APP Is Investing in Landscape Restoration

Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. TriplePundit interviewed the company's sustainability director…

How a Social Investment Fund Strives to Preserve Brazil’s Forests

Part social enterprise, part agribusiness and part reforestation venture, Symbiosis Investments of Brazil could become a leading market-based approach that meets the demand…

Bonn Challenge a Huge Opportunity for Both Forests and Business

The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN…

Greenpeace Taps Big Data and Collaboration to Halt Deforestation

Greenpeace worked with private companies to develop a big-data approach that can identify the world’s most valuable forests.