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- Mongabay
Pasture replaces large tract of intact primary forest in Brazilian protected are

Deforestation in the region is largely driven by cattle ranching, but land grabbing and mining have also increased in recent years, with invaders emboldened by the rhetoric and policies of… [...]

- Nature
Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers

Decision-makers discussing landmark agreements on health and biodiversity must include four actions to reduce the risk of animals and people exchanging viruses [...]

- Reuters
Brazil's Amazon deforestation hits April record, nearly double previous peak

April is the third monthly record this year, after new highs were also observed in January and February. [...]

- The Guardian
Swapping 20% of beef consumption for microbial protein ‘could halve deforestation’

Move would also lower emissions by reducing razing of trees and methane emissions from livestock, scientists say [...]

- Mongabay
Land restoration requires immediate action and Indigenous land rights, says U.N. report

Global food systems are responsible for 80% of the world’s deforestation, 70% of freshwater use, and contribute to 40% of the planet’s degraded land, according to the latest report by… [...]

- The Washington Post

Cattle ranching, responsible for the great majority of deforestation in the Amazon, is pushing the forest to the edge of what scientists warn could be a vast and irreversible dieback… [...]

Reports

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Climate damages to accelerate without faster emission cuts

Human-caused climate change is destroying natural and human systems worldwide, the second instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report states.

IPCC and IPBES warn against treating biodiversity loss and climate change as separate issues

The IPCC and IPBES report warns that biodiversity and climate change are interconnected issues that cannot be resolved independently of one other.

A long food movement: Transforming food systems to benefit society and the environment

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) is an independent panel of experts with a mission to promote the transition to sustainable food systems.

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IPCC 2022: Science and key takeaways from the WGII report

There is a narrowing window of opportunity for us to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change to secure a liveable future, the Working Group II’s (WGII) contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report states.

IPCC WGII: Why we must restore nature’s services

The natural world is bearing the brunt of human-caused climate change, affecting nature’s services, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.

Companies are greenwashing science-based targets for net zero

Some of the world’s largest corporations are guilty of greenwashing, a new report found.

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IPCC WGII: Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Humanity is slowly starting to take climate change mitigation and adaptation seriously. But, implementation has been too slow and uneven, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.

IPCC WGII: Cut emissions faster or our climate will pass the limits of human survival

If we are to survive the climate impacts to come, humanity must urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the IPCC WGII contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report indicates.

Risk of zoonotic diseases rises with environmental destruction

Leading scientists say that human encroachment on nature is increasing the emergence of zoonotic diseases.

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