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Pension funds' role in Brazil's farmland controversy

Pension funds' role in Brazil's farmland controversy

Global pension funds are implicated in the deforestation of Brazil's Cerrado, impacting local communities and climate goals.

Sarah Sax and Maurício Angelo report for Grist.

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Deforestation falls for 8th straight month in the Amazon rainforest, but rises in the cerrado

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has decreased for the eighth consecutive month, but damage is rising in the cerrado, a tropical woody grassland that’s adjacent to Earth’s largest rainforest.

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A tale of two biomes as deforestation surges in Cerrado but wanes in Amazon

Brazil has managed to bring down spiraling rates of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest in the first half of this year, but the neighboring Cerrado savanna has seen a wave of environmental destruction during the same period.
International lenders financing Brazilian agribusiness

International lenders continue pouring money into meat and dairy, despite climate promises

A new analysis shows that billions went to industrial livestock and grain companies, including a $200 million loan to a firm producing corn and soy in the heavily deforested Cerrado region of Brazil.

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Activist group ‘names and shames’ Cargill and its heirs to keep deforestation promises

Stand.earth alleges that Cargill, the nation’s largest privately-held company and the world’s largest agribusiness company, has failed to keep pledges on eliminating deforestation from its supply chains.

Can planting a trillion new trees save the world?

Can planting a trillion new trees save the world?

To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.
An Indigenous village works to save a Brazilian forest, seed by seed

An Indigenous village works to save a Brazilian forest, seed by seed

During harvest journeys, a small village collects the native seeds being used to replant one of the world’s most biologically rich areas.

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