Pope Francis calls for “scarred face of the Amazon region” to be protected

He told Bishops from across the region that they must focus on saving the rainforest and providing better services to its indigenous people

Amazon deforestation ‘could be slowed by planting bean trees’

The University of Exeter claims the trees would also have the benefit of helping smallholders make a living

Costa Rica receives UN’s highest environmental honour

The Central American country has won the UN Environment Programme’s 2019 Champions of the Earth award

Eat less meat to help tackle climate change, says UN

Meat and dairy production and consumption are driving an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation and deforestation

Five-course menu served up for sustainable food system

Agriculture and related land-use change generate one quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions

How can Britain green its international supply chains?

The Global Resource Initiative (GRI) taskforce met to discuss how the supply chain of key commodities can be fully sustainable

Amazon rainforest ‘losing football pitch-sized area of trees every minute’

The rate at which trees are being chopped down has sharply accelerated since right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro came into power

Forest area twice the size of UK ‘cut down to grow food since 2010’

Greenpeace International says millions of trees have been cut down to set up plantations supplying some of the world’s leading food companies

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Nestlé supply chain ‘now 77% deforestation-free’

The firm has committed to ensuring none of its products are associated with the environmentally-damaging process by 2020

Costa Rica aims for net zero emissions by 2050

The country’s electricity mix consists of a 95% share of renewables