29 Nov '17, 8pm

Among global companies, efforts on deforestation lag

Among global companies, efforts on deforestation lag

A recent report found that out of 201 companies, a mere 13 percent surveyed have adopted zero net deforestation policies. Adopting zero deforestation policies is a critical step in stopping global forest loss. The adoption of zero deforestation policies by a few big companies like the McDonald’s Corporation has not had a major trickle-down impact on other companies following suit. Global efforts by companies to tackle deforestation are lagging behind climate actions, with the adoption of zero deforestation policies going at a snail’s pace, according to a recent report by London-based non-profit CDP. The forest report found that only 13 percent out of 201 companies surveyed adopted zero net deforestation policies. Companies that adopt a zero deforestation commitment exclude high conservation value (HCV) or land under conservation and high carbon stock (HCS) land or peatland...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/among-global-companies-...

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