We’re living through a climate and ecological emergency.
Ecological and climate breakdown share many of the same drivers: notably, the destruction of forests and other natural ecosystems by industrial agriculture. Some 80% of global deforestation is a result of agricultural production, which is also the leading cause of habitat destruction. Animal agriculture – livestock and animal feed – is a significant driver of deforestation, and is also responsible for approximately 60% of direct global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture.
Halting deforestation and restoring the world’s forests is the cheapest and fastest way to reduce GHG emissions and ensure rapid carbon uptake.
At the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) committed to eliminating deforestation by 2020 through the responsible sourcing of the commodities most linked to forest destruction: cattle, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soya.
Yet, despite these commitments, global commodity production remains a leading cause of forest destruction. Analysis by Greenpeace International suggests that, by the start of 2020, some 50 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Spain – are likely to have been destroyed for global commodity production since those promises were made in 2010.
Meanwhile, the trade in high-risk commodities has boomed: since 2010, the area planted with soya in Brazil has increased by 45%, Indonesian palm oil production is up 75% and Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa footprint has grown by 80%. And the trend is set to continue: by 2050, global meat consumption (and hence production) is forecast to rise by 76%, soya production by nearly 45% and palm oil production by nearly 60%.
In early 2019, Greenpeace challenged more than 50 traders, retailers, producers, and consumer goods companies to demonstrate their progress towards ending deforestation by disclosing their cattle, cocoa, dairy, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soya suppliers. Not a single company was able to demonstrate meaningful effort to eradicate deforestation from its supply chain.
We have just over a decade to get GHG emissions under control if we are to limit global warming to below 1.5°C. Preventing climate and ecological breakdown will require transformative changes to the way forests are managed and agricultural commodities are produced, dramatic reductions in meat and dairy consumption and the phasing out of crop-based biofuels and bioplastics.
The onus is on brands that use high-risk commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya to demonstrate that their supply chains are free from deforestation. Brands must also slash their use of meat and dairy, leading to a more than 70% reduction in per capita consumption in high-consuming areas such as North America and Europe by 2030. This means replacing industrially produced milk, pork, beef, and poultry products with healthy and affordable plant-based foods.
Faced with the climate and ecological emergency, companies have a stark choice – evolve their businesses or start winding down.
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So please itsgreat time to protect our environment around the world so be concious we can do it
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Well, COVID- 19 is certainly teaching everyone a lesson now.
Please let me know the companies and their products using palm oil so that we can boycott them
Get the word out! Inform the public as to what they are contributing to when they spend money at these places. We can STOP this and we must NOW!
We should ban the trade with all products that are linked with the destruction of tropical rain forsests such as soya, pulp, palmoil, tropical wood and beef. We should furthermore sign international forest protection agreements which would then become international law, just like nuclear agreement with Iran. The industrialized countries should lease the rainforests in order to protect them and generate an income for the countries with rain forests on their terretory.
God help us all,what is wrong with us are we all blind and dumb.We are the people of the world our voice can be the loudest but we lack leadership,if we had just one that would raise a voice we would gladly follow.we need a dedicated leader.One to trust i pray someone is brave enough as we would follow them to hell and back to save this beautiful unique planet.I pray their is someone out there on the tipping point ready to lead millions of us voiceless now,but just waiting.Please show us what to do and it will be done.
Also the emergency, Now we have to work in accelerate the growth of the trees. Explore new and innovative technics, and create a “kinder garden” of trees, with the purpose of reduce the infant mortality of the trees and plant the trees with a good height. Each human in the World can be a “kinder garden” for trees! Is the way to apply care to the trees and accelerate the growth process. I’m doing it!
The "grain of sand" I can contribute, lies in my ability to manage my materialistic cravings. After acknowledging that our time is limited on planet Earth mother ship, and that I need her only for a passage in eternity, strengthens the idea, that each and every one of us has a responsibility to leave no trace, but to leave a legacy, small it might be, but a legacy of respect, love and care for our Mother Earth. Our spirit undeniably is nurtured by the grandiosness of her oceans, her mountains, her rivers, forests, and deserts. Without them, and the myriad of all mortal creatures, including me, that inhabit this biosphere would never survive, let alone exist. Now we are at a crossroads, where we must assess the situation we are in respect to what I have stated above. The legacy has to be different, "civilization" has come a long way in all respects, advancement, technology, medicine, food, health, (education ?) and self destruction as well. From economizing water, to the meticulous separation of recycling methods at home, I can see myself as one of a higher consciousness. Walking to the market, and drastically reducing my meat consumption, is but just another grain of sand contributed to the planetary universe. During my golden years, guiding ecotours in Andes and Amazonia, through the central core of South America, I spread the word of ecorespect, in small towns, highland communities, and riverine villages. One of my latest decisions is to "get back to the garden", (excerpt from Woodstock 1969) and away from urban regions. I've treaded the America's in their full extent, from Canada to Argentina, and when I finally leave the mothership, I want to say thank you: "after all, my carbon footprint left little trace".
Stop pembalakan hutan oleh perusahaan di kalimantan dan sumatrera.
Did it just dawn on you now that cows are the friggin problem?? Or maybe the nearly 8 million people on this planet. Do you honestly think this is a solvable problem without population control and the elimination of cows, NOW.
Thank you so much for this publication!
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Thank you for this. Required action is the opposite of business as usual. But companies understand a tiny little bit about survival. So there is hope as they can change faster than laws and governments and with more impact than as many private people. Please take a look at my channel and this playlist, suggesting an interesting angle: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcHsiTYQveLxb4JVrggbd6FbGxXWvNZjG