Typically, countries start in poverty with their land covered in trees. As they clear it for farms or fuel, they get richer—until alarm bells ring and they attempt to recover their losses.
November 5, 2021
Forestry dashboard presented at COP26 shows that 9 million trees were cut down since the beginning of the summit. The forest's destruction interferes with the rainfall regime and increases greenhouse gas emissions.
July 24, 2014
The program, which imposes stiff penalties on municipalities that have excessively high deforestation rates, effectively avoided 1.23 billion tons of carbon emissions during the period.
July 8, 2014
Combining local activism with the long arm of its federal prosecutor, the state of Pará advances a new model for combating deforestation.