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Voluntary action is failing to cut deforestation rates

Fires burn Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The Global Canopy report calls for tough legislation against deforestation, which it says also goes hand-in-hand with human rights abuses. (Photo: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg)

Regulation is the ‘only way’ to make companies and financial institutions act on deforestation after a decade of slow progress, says non-profit Global Canopy

Voluntary action on deforestation has not led to a significant decrease in deforestation rates, according to UK-based organisation Global Canopy.

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