UNEP moves to halt investment in deforestation

Financial institutions have been accused of investing in ‘significant deforestation’ through their lending practices

In the UK up to 170 million hectares of forest could be lost between 2010 and 2030 (photograph: David Maixner/123RF)UNEP and the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) have published a report on 29 July to help financial businesses reduce the deforestation risk caused by the unsustainable cultivation of soy, palm oil and beef.

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