Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it

Brazil and Indonesia paid over $40bn in subsidies to industries that drive rainforest destruction between 2009 and 2012 – compared to $346m in conservation aid they received to protect forests, according to new research Brazil and Indonesia spent…

Source: www.theguardian.com

GR:  Forest health is a global land-use problem.  For example, the U. S. Forest Service within the U. S. Department of Agriculture subsidizes livestock grazing and timber companies.  Though the land is not shifted from forest to another use, the health and productivity of the land and the forest is seriously diminished through the efforts of the Forest Service.  The losses are greatest in soil quality and biodiversity.  Learn more about forest health and deforestation here.

1 thought on “Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it

  1. This is typical – our politicians always tend to downgrade environmental issues. Take a look at the Republicans right now in the US they are trying to frustrate every initiative in environmental matters
    Regards

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