When Joe Biden was running for President of the United States, he made a bold claim. He said that he would get the world to spend USD $20 billion to protect the Amazon rainforests in South America. Recognising the negative effects of deforestation in the Amazon, he pledged to impose “significant economic consequences” if Brazil […]
Forests are far more important to our well-being than most people appreciate and maintaining them is one of the key solutions to deforestation. We need them to breathe even; to recycle carbon back into oxygen. We also need them to survive; around the world, 300 million people live in forests and one billion people depend […]
In 2019, something remarkable happened. The world raised its collective voice over forest fires and deforestation across the Amazon rainforest. Never had the world united in such a way in anguish at the destruction of the “lungs of the Earth”. Deforestation became a global issue because more people recognised the consequences of deforestation. What’s more […]
Deforestation has dire consequences on the environment. In this quick infographic, we look into the environmental issues of deforestation and the differences between ‘deforestation’ and ‘tree-cutting’.
Environmental protection and economic growth do not always go hand in hand. When it comes to forests, immediate economic gains are often the priority. However, the negative economic effect of deforestation is also great and often ignored, especially in the long run. The economic drivers of deforestation Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land […]
Where there used to be vibrant forest, images of orangutans in charred ground have become commonplace1. The lungs of the world are burning, but what are the actual environmental issues surrounding deforestation? Firstly, the emotive phrase ‘lungs of the world’ is technically incorrect2. In fact, tropical forests do not contribute significant oxygen to the atmosphere. […]
The total global forest cover is just over 31%1. The Amazon, Central Africa, and South Asia are home to some of the world’s greatest forests. But as populations and resource demand rises, so has deforestation2. In general, deforestation is the act of cutting down trees and the effects are a risk to climate change and […]