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.Add your comment!
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).Add your comment!
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.
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.
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.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva discussed Thursday the Mercosur agreement with European Union (EU) President Ursula von der Leyen in a telephone conversation during which both leaders also reviewed the South American country's fight against deforestation, it was reported.
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon during 2022, the last year of rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro in office, reached a surface akin to that of a country such as Lebanon, it was reported Friday.
European lawmakers and EU member states inked a deal on Tuesday, December 6, to ban the purchase of products such as cocoa, coffee, and soybeans that contribute to deforestation, increasing the pressure exerted on Brazilian exports. The list also encompasses palm oil, wood, beef, rubber, and derivate products like skins, chocolate, furniture, and paper.
Brazil's Amazon lost 903.8 square kilometers of forest during the month of October of 2022, which is tantamount to 3% more than in the same period last year, the National Institute of Special Research (INPE) reported during the weekend.
Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom are supporting a plan from the Colombian government, working with local communities to contain deforestation in the Colombian Amazon, it was announced at the COP27 taking place at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.