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Companies' 'zero deforestation' pledges: everything you need to know

29.09.2017
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Corporations globally have made hundreds of commitments on deforestation. But what do these pledges really mean and why do scandals keep happening?Whether it's the destruction of rainforest shared by elephants and orangutans in Sumatra to produce palm oil; reports linking fast food giants to the burning of tropical forests in Brazil and Bolivia; or the hundreds of thousands of hectares of tree cover loss per year in West Africa - the world's forests are being razed to sate global demand for produce such as palm oil, beef and cocoa.As of March 2017, 447 companies had made 760 commitments to curb forest destruction in supply chains linked to palm oil, soy, timber and pulp, and cattle - principal forest-risk commodities - according to NGO Forest Trends. But what does this mean? And why do deforestation scandals keep emerging? Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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