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World’s biggest companies made a promise to end forest destruction by 2020.

July 1, 2019 2:00 PM

10 years ago, hundreds of the world's biggest companies made a promise to end forest destruction by 2020. With only a few months left, they are nowhere near this goal. Deforestation_2074483b.jpg CC-BY-SA-4.0 (Dikshajhingan Deforestation_2074483b.jpg CC-BY-SA-4.0)

We are living through a climate and wildlife emergency. One million species are at risk of extinction and people all over the world are already feeling the effects of climate crisis - from devastating floods to deadly fires.

The reckless use of palm oil, soya, meat and dairy is driving forest destruction and pushing our planet to the limit. The worlds biggest companies promised to care about the environment, stop deforestation and profiting from forest destruction and start protecting our planet's ecosystems.Scientists say we have a little over 10 years left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is one of the best defenses we have against climate breakdown.

Scientists say we have a little over 10 years left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is one of the best defenses we have against climate breakdown. Yet some of the biggest brands in the world are still profiting from forest destruction. Riau deforestation 2006.jpg last batch of sawnwood from the peat forest in Indragiri Hulu (By Aidenvironment, 2006 - flickr:Riau flickr user:Wakx, CC BY-SA 2.0,)

10 years ago, hundreds of the world's biggest companies made a promise to end forest destruction by 2020. With only a few months left, they are nowhere near this goal. They need to act now - while there are still forests left to protect

Demand companies protect and restore the world's forests: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/forests-xcom-share

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