Brazil’s agro powers are excited to be edging closer to soy giant the United States. But environmentalists say there’s another reason to be very afraid for the rain forest.
Booming soy industry could threaten Brazil’s climate commitments
May 9, 2016
Soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.
Most of the wood consumed in Brazil may come from illegal deforestation in the Amazon
September 21, 2021
A survey shows that failures in the control systems make it difficult to identify the origin of wood extracted from the Amazon, which increases the chances of criminal exploitation. Improving data transparency is essential to legalize production chains.
Brazil signs forest deal after deforesting ⅓ of target set in Paris
November 2, 2021
The country abandoned the agreement signed in 2015 last year but has now committed itself again to similar goals for cutting emissions and protecting forests. Experts believe that the agreement is good news, but they view Brazil's position with skepticism.