Deforestation footprint of Brazil’s three biggest meat companies five times larger in fragile Cerrado than in Amazon
Brazil’s three largest meat companies have been linked to the destruction of an area of forest in Mato Grosso state bigger than Chicago, with the forest lost in the state’s Cerrado savannah nearly five times higher than in the Amazon.
US must urgently implement FOREST Act to halt import of deforestation commodities
Global Witness has endorsed the FOREST Act, which aims to prevent the import of commodities that cause deforestation from entering the US market.
UK urgently needs new law to stop financial sector bankrolling deforestation and rights abuses, say MPs
A new report by the UK’s Environmental Audit Committee finds the UK’s 2021 deforestation legislation is deeply flawed – and should be extended to cover financial actors and human rights.
UK government announces list of banned deforestation commodities after two-year delay
More than two years after the passage of the Environment Act, the UK government today announced which forest-risk commodities can no longer be imported to the UK if they were produced on illegally deforested land.
New Emirates' Leaders Declaration on net zero food set to fail to consider agri-deforestation emissions
The Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action has been announced today at COP28.
Protecting our planet’s climate-critical rainforests with support from Arcadia
Global Witness is delighted to announce a new grant of £3.3 million from Arcadia.
UK consumption linked to estimated loss of more than 70 species
UK consumption of crops such as oil palm and soy has been linked to the estimated regional loss of 71 species, according to new figures for 2021 released today by the UK Government, with some species at risk of extinction worldwide.
UK imports linked to deforestation twice the size of Paris since passage of Environment Act
Former minister slams government as analysis by Trase for Global Witness reveals the legislation has failed to prevent deforestation
Experts issue warning to investors as Brazil’s corrupt Batista family attempt to gain almost full control of world’s biggest meat company
Civil society organisations from Brazil, the EU and US with expertise in anti-corruption, climate change, and human rights have issued a warning to more than 200 investors, urging them to steer clear of meat company JBS’s attempt to dual list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
US food giant Cargill linked to area of deforestation in Bolivia bigger than city of Minneapolis
US food giant Cargill has been directly purchasing soy from five farms in Bolivia responsible for more than 20,000 hectares of deforestation over the past seven years.
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