WRI | Just 7 Commodities Replaced an Area of Forest Twice the Size of Germany Between 2001 and 2015

WRI | Just 7 Commodities Replaced an Area of Forest Twice the Size of Germany Between 2001 and 2015

Today, the majority of tree cover loss associated with the expansion of farms and plantations happens in the tropics, a troubling trend considering the vast carbon stocks and biodiversity held in rainforests. While we have a general understanding of where agribusiness has replaced forests, until now the world lacked information about the impact of specific products.

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