SUSTAINING FORESTS FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of meat and crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.