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The family of Raimundo Benedito, 35, has been harvesting brazil nuts on the banks of the Cedro river, close to the boundary between Amazonas and Acre states, for at least three generations.
9700 km² of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019.
The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels.
Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo recently signed an order for the moratorium on logging in primary forests and peatlands to be permanent. Rainforest Foundation Norway praises the move but points out important weaknesses.
Norway’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win for rainforests and the climate. Now the rest of Europe must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway.
Implications for the EU delegated act of the recast Renewable Energy Directive
Rainforest Foundation Norway: "A warning shot to those still involved in deforestation".
RFN: "fantastic news for the climate, biodiversity and millions of people who depend on these forests."
Mass insect death worldwide threatens “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”.
The implementation of infrastructure projects brings environmental dilemmas to the roadside.