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It’s been a decade of deforestation, despite pledges to end practice, Greenpeace warns

Analysis by Greenpeace International suggests that, by the start of 2020, some 50 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Spain – are likely to have been destroyed for global commodity production since corporate promises to brake deforestation were made in 2010.

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An area estimated to be the size of Spain will have been deforested for commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef in the decade leading up to 2020, analysis by environmental NGO Greenpeace states. This is despite corporate commitments made in 2010 to put a brake on the destruction.


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