Weak by design: company commitments fall short on deforestation
New research published in Nature Climate Change highlights the gap between company commitments and action to protect forests. Dr Sarah Lake looks at how companies can move forward to overcome this...
Taking a bite-sized approach to Davos' global problems
The annual gathering of the global elite for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos tends to focus attention on the big challenges facing the world: global poverty, growing inequality, and climate...
Is that tropical forest in your coffee cup?
Proposals for a “latte tax” in the UK have focused attention on the growing mountain of disposable cups ending up in landfill. While this is clearly an important problem that must be tackled, less...
Companies still falling short on deforestation: more action needed
The latest Forest 500 results show a lack of overarching deforestation policies across all sectors - and policies in the beef and leather supply chains are particularly scarce .
Companies failing on pledges to halt tropical deforestation by 2020
The 2017 annual assessment of the Forest 500 powerbrokers shows the 250 companies with the greatest influence over forests are failing to adequately address deforestation risks.