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10 Keys To Slashing Deforestation In Just Two Years

In the last few years, tropical forests have shifted from being our greatest carbon sinks to being a net source of greenhouse gas emissions. The news comes as 250 organizations – ranging from environmental NGOs to governments and major corporations – have identified 10 time-tested activities that can be scaled up to purge deforestation from four key supply chains.

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