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How zero deforestation became a global goal #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

How zero deforestation became a global goal #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

This article originally appeared at Business Green . Having been seen — unfairly — as an issue mainly of interest to conservationists, 2014 saw deforestation become firmly established as a business priority. Although some companies already had identified the threat of illegal logging to their operations, supply chain and brand, September's New York Declaration on deforestation acted as a lightning rod to bring like-minded businesses together and attract the attention of a global audience. Simply put, the declaration saw hundreds of governments, businesses, NGOs and indigenous peoples' groups jointly pledge to halve the loss of forests by the end of the decade and halt it entirely 10 years after that. If this ambition is achieved, it could avoid between 4.5 million and 8.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, equivalent to removing 1 billion cars from the roads....

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