Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

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Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

by Jeff Hayward
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:00am

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Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why they will also loom large at the COP21 Paris climate talks. The land sector  — agriculture, forestry and other land use — is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after energy.   It accounts for almost a quarter of global emissions, including about 10 to 11 percent from deforestation, and the rest from agriculture, itself the main driver of deforestation.

Business is instrumental in transforming land use practices to stop deforestation. Sustainable sourcing of soft commodities grown on the land discourages converting forests to cropland and encourages sustainable management of forests.

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Diane Duperret
Corporate PR Manager, Nespresso
Keywords: Environment | Deforestation | Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program | Sustainable | biodiversity | environmentally and socially responsible business | reducing greenhouse gas emissions | reforestation

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