46,55% of tropical deforestation is commodity-driven and 39,45% is caused by shifting agriculture. Download image here.
7 Countries stand out as current deforestation hotspots. Download image here.
Production is extremely concentrated for deforestation-linked commodities, shown by producing countries (% of global production volume in 2017). Download image here.
Top deforestation-linked commodities are cocoa, coffee, palm oil, soy, beef, wood pulp, rubber and tropical timber. Download image here.
The Forest 500 assessment shows a lack of awareness amongst European companies importing deforestation-linked commodities. Download image here.
Europe accounts for a significant share of global deforestation-linked commodity import. Download image here.
The net imports of deforestation-linked commodities are growing. Download image here.
To tackle deforestation, we need to source palm oil, soy and tropical timber more sustainably. Download image here.
Taken carbon emissions from imported deforestation-related commodities into account, total carbon emissions of European countries can almost double. Download image here.
317 Metric megatons of CO2e emissions could be avoided over the next 7 years (left) and 498 metric megatons over the next 12 (right) years via accelerated action on sustainable sources. Download image here.
More facts and figures about deforestation?
Read the new Urgency of Action report here
In the release of our Urgency of Action Report to Tackle Tropical Deforestation linked to commodity production, we present an overview of the current situation of deforestation, the drivers behind the loss of forest in tropical countries, the best present-day mitigation efforts, and future strategies to save our forests.