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The big four drivers of deforestation: events in Bonn, May 2018

4 May, 2018

International workshop Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May 2018, Bonn Deforestation is a key cause of climate change and significantly undermines the climate resilience of countries and communities. Just four key commodities – beef, soy, palm oil and wood (for bioenergy, paper and timber), are by far the leading cause of global deforestation and forest degradation. Beef is now recognised to be the worst deforesting culprit, and it is also a major cause of climate change. Soy production has been …

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Our food is not your business

6 May, 2017

Alternatives to unsustainable livestock and feedstock farming and the current corporate free trade model This briefing paper aims to contribute to the many ongoing efforts, actions, and discussions on alternatives…

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Our land is worth more than carbon

15 Nov, 2016

land carbon

The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefitted from a high degree…

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