Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report

Government consults on whether to fine businesses for contributing to illegal deforestation

Parliament has launched a new consultation to explore whether it should introduce new regulations to help prevent forests and other natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural lands

UK Government launches £16m package to protect Amazon rainforest

The investment is part of the Partnerships for Forests programme, which aims to help farmers restore a rainforest area equal to the size of 1,680 football pitches

New app matches investors and planters to combat deforestation

The World Resources Institute’s platform allows tree-growers to explain the costs of their work and funders will be able to post information about the kinds of projects they hope to finance

UK injects £64m of funding into Colombian tropical rainforests to tackle deforestation

The grants will help to tackle deforestation, support biodiversity and reduce climate change

Wales plants £5m giant ‘National Forest’ to tackle CO2

The National Forest scheme aims to help Wales to meet carbon targets by absorbing the greenhouse gas from the air

Amazon’s indigenous people ‘at risk as deforestation surges in tribal lands’

Advocacy group Instituto Socioambiental notes between January and October this year, more than 24,000 hectares of forest were cleared illegally within indigenous lands

Tesco commits £10m to tackle soy-related deforestation

The supermarket will provide financial incentives to encourage farmers in Brazil’s Cerrado forest to produce soy only on existing agricultural land

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