Campaigners say the $32m loan to dairy firm Alvoar Lacteos could damage forests in Brazil
Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva, met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping in China and announced new collaborations to control illegal deforestation.
Shell’s rice farming offset projects are under review. Climate Home found them riddled with accounting loopholes and questionable integrity claims.
With Jair Bolsonaro out of power, one obstacle to US funding for Amazon rainforest protection has gone – but Republicans in Congress could still block funding.
Campaigners have warned the exemption risks setting an incentive for increased logging in Europe’s corner of the Amazon forest.
Brazil’s new government is already having an impact on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, an environmental enforcement agent claimed
On his first day in office as Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva signed a package of seven executive orders to protect the environment
Nestlé, Coca Cola and Pepsi are among the buyers from Nanglamal Sugar Complex, which smallholders say gives no help with climate resilience
Women and girls in India’s sugar fields are exposed to sexual harassment, backbreaking work and inadequate healthcare
The Chinese presidency gavelled through a biodiversity pact in Montreal, overriding the funding concerns of some African delegates
Millions of people migrate each year to work in India’s sugar fields under extreme heat, harsh conditions and debt bondage
In India more intense droughts and floods are destroying sugarcane crops and plunging millions of farmers and their families into debt
Brazil’s outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro has presided over four years of destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado grasslands
Cop15 biodiversity negotiations in Montreal next month will determine how the world halts and reverses nature loss
Brazil’s president-elect got a hero’s welcome at Cop27, where he met with climate envoys from the US and China
Russia, Indonesia and DRC are among the tree-rich nations not signed up to a Cop27 partnership for delivering forest protection
Lula has vowed to halt deforestation but analysts warn that a right-wing dominated Congress and political inertia will make it challenging
A handful of large companies make big profits by controlling the food trade in Africa, while doing nothing to increase its climate resilience
Loggers can now gain the FSC green certification, as long as they restore the same amount of forests they have destroyed between 1994 and 2020
The former president will prioritise tackling deforestation if he wins the runoff against Jair Bolsonaro, says environment chief Izabella Teixeira