Despite attempts to bring an end to deforestation by 2030, bigger swathes of essential forests are being cut down every year. A new report has said the "world's forests are in crisis."
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Brazil accounted for nearly half of tropical deforestation globally in 2022, found a new study. Can president Lula da Silva keep his vow to reverse the destruction wrought on the Amazon during his predecessor's term?
Deforestation is responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The new ban would affect imported products like leather, palm oil, wood, cocoa, among others.
Deforestation in Brazil has reached record levels. In 2022, the worst year so far, some 10,573 square kilometres of vegetation were replaced with enormous farms. Many of these farms export soy around the world, for use as livestock feed and oil. The north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia has suffered extensively from soy production, with profound consequences for local farmers and the environment. Our France 3 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien.