It is an issue with far-reaching effects that go beyond the Amazon forest in Brazil and the jungles of Indonesia.
But it is one that many companies have overlooked in their race to the top.
10 years ago, companies committed to eliminate deforestation from their products by 2020 and yet they are no where near to keeping that promise.
On average, every year, deforestation for agriculture in tropical countries release the same amount of GHG gases as Germany, Japan and UK’s emissions combined.
50 million ha of forest is set to be destroyed for the production of soya, palm oil and other commodities by the end of this year.
Private and public sectors should work together to provide a just transition that gives local communities and small scale farmers alternative development models that are based on forest protection not deforestation.
We can’t afford more deforestation. To win the fight against climate chaos, we can’t lose more forests.
80%—That’s how much industrial farming accounts for global deforestation. 10 years ago, brands promised to get deforestation out of their products. Yet, an area of forest the size of Spain is set to be destroyed by the end of this year to make way for the production of commodities. Companies like Nestlé and Unilever rely on us to buy their products and keep them profitable. Together, we can force them to put the planet before their own profits. Demand companies get deforestation out of their products. The climate can’t wait.SIGN THE PETITION
One million species are at risk of extinction and people all over the world are already feeling the effects of climate crisis. Scientists say we have a little over 10 years left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is one of the best defences we have against climate breakdown. Yet some of the biggest brands in the world are still profiting from forest destruction. 10 years ago, hundreds of the world’s biggest companies made a promise to end forest destruction by 2020. With only a few months left, they are nowhere near this goal. #ForestsAreLifeLEARN MORE
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The Countdown to Extinction report highlights how deforestation for commodities such as cattle, soya and palm oil has impacted our planet.Read the report
Without forests, we can’t win the fight against the climate breakdown. Demand companies keep their promises and stop business as usual.
We can’t win this fight alone. Share the petition with your friends on social media and ask for their support.