For more examples of our impact, see our 2020 annual report
Informed by the work of Global Witness and our partners, the UK government brought forward important draft legislation to tackle deforestation in UK supply chains.
Over two years, we built a strong case for action through investigative case studies and policy briefings which we presented in meetings with key policy-makers as well as through the media, digital communications and work with allies. We developed a tool to mobilise our supporters behind the campaign with over 2,000 people writing to the UK government calling on them to bring forward new laws – with a particular focus on the rights of indigenous people and the role of financial institutions.
Our report ‘Beef, Banks and the Brazilian Amazon’ exposed the role of UK banks in backing companies linked to deforestation. As a result of the media coverage of this research, the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Neil Parish MP, has tabled an amendment to the deforestation legislation to ensure the role of financial institutions is properly covered. We are now working with him to build support for this amendment.