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Montevideo, October 1st 2023 - 00:03 UTC

Tag: deforestation

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Regional leaders convening in Brazil to prevent rainforest destruction

    “We have two presidents who arrive with strong commitments: Colombia's president talking about zero oil, and Lula talking about zero deforestation,” Silva added

    Leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela, which make up the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) are to convene Tuesday and Wednesday in Belém, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pará to discuss a new development model to put an end to the cycle of destruction that is devastating the largest tropical forest on the planet.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Study shows Brazil needs some US$47bn to recover forests

    If reforestation had started in 2016, it would have required an investment of about US$ 10.7 billion, it was explained

    According to Instituto Escolhas, a Brazilian organization promoting sustainable development, South America's largest country will have to invest US$ 47 billion to recover a large area of forests in the country's six biomes, which would result in employment generation, food production, and a reduction of carbon emissions among other advantages.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Amazon deforestation drops 33.6% in first semester of 2023

    “Deforestation was increasing exponentially but now there is a steady downward trend in deforestation in the Amazon,” Minister Silva said

    Brazil's Real-Time Deforestation Detection System (Deter), of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), reported Thursday that deforestation in the Amazon in the first semester of 2023 had decreased by 33.6 % year on year and 41 % in the last 12 months.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Brazil tops list of deforestation-hit countries, study shows

    During the first two terms of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), in the 2000s, the loss of forests had decreased considerably

    According to a survey released Tuesday by Global Forest Watch (GFW), a forest monitoring platform developed by the University of Maryland, Brazil has lost 1.8 million hectares of primary rainforests, mostly in the Amazon, a 15% increase between 2021 and 2022, thus topping the list of nations in such a situation, followed by the Republic of Congo, Bolivia, Indonesia, and Peru.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Produce from deforested areas banned from EU, beginning 2025

    This measure has faced intense criticism from the Brazilian production sector, as it is seen to be overlooking national laws

    The European Union (EU) finally approved a regulation prohibiting the entry of agricultural items, including coffee, soy, and beef, produced after 2020 in deforested areas, regardless of whether legally compliant with the producing country’s national legislation. The regulation will come into effect on December 30, 2024.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Deforestation in Amazon drops 31% interannually

    From January to May this year, there was a 31% drop in deforestation,” João Paulo Capobianco said at a press conference.

    According to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), deforestation fell 31% in the Legal Amazon, from January to May 2023, compared to the same period last year, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Brazilian banks will deny credit to meatpackers that buy cattle from deforested areas

    The sustainability standard requires slaughterhouses to adopt a tracking system to monitor its entire supply chain in the Amazon and Maranhao by December 2025. Photo: JOAO LAET/AFP

    International measures on illegal deforestation are beginning to put pressure on Brazil, where banks have agreed to deny credit to meat packers that purchase cattle from such areas, according to the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban).

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Latin America lost over 39 million hectares of forests

    Some species have not been previously intervened by humans, making their loss irreplaceable

    Agriculture has taken its toll on Latin American forests, particularly in South America's two largest countries. Argentina reached 444,535 hectares deforested to prioritize crops and cattle feeding.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 11:13 UTC

    Deforestation controversy: despite EU landmark legislation, Brazil will keep to its own legal system

    Former agriculture minister Roberto Rodriguez said the law amounted to a non-tariff trade barrier, calling it “exaggerated protectionism.”

    Brazil’s government said it could not interfere with a landmark EU law banning imports of commodities linked to deforestation but will keep farming according to its own laws. The law approved by the European Parliament on April 19 bans imports of coffee, beef, soy, palm oil, cocoa, rubber, wood, charcoal and derived products including leather, chocolate and furniture if they are linked to forest destruction.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    European Parliament approves law banning imports from deforested lands

    The rules aim to eliminate deforestation from the supply chains of a range of everyday items sold in Europe

    The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a landmark deforestation law to ban imports into the European Union that come from any land that was deforested since December 31, 2020.