An area of virgin rainforest the size of the Netherlands was lost in 2020 

Tropical forests lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, new report estimates

Nepal to cut carbon emissions from deforestation with $45m support

The Emissions Reductions Payment Agreement is expected to help reduce nine million tons of carbon emissions in the Terai Arc Landscape

UK commits £3bn of climate finance to support nature and biodiversity

Programmes supported will include the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation as well as projects to maintain forests and tackle the illegal timber trade and deforestation

Government announces £12m for planting 500 hectares of trees in the next five months

The new package will finance ten community forests in various regions, including Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol

Government to set out new measures to protect rainforests and clean up the nation’s shopping baskets

A new law in the Environmental Bill is expected to ban UK firms from selling products which create negative impacts on rainforests during their production

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