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deforestation

clearance of an area of forest.
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Incentivising people will help in countering the human factors responsible for deforestation. However, the state also needs to take steps to deal with the natural factors that affect forests.
The government has said only the consolidated annual data, known as PRODES, should be used to calculate increases in deforestation.
While the final text of the EU-Mercosur deal has not been released, an outline from the EU states the agreement includes a provision that the Paris Agreement on climate change must be effectively implemented along with other commitments to fight deforestation.
At the company level, for example, Global Canopy's SCRIPT portfolio risk tool collects data from a number of initiatives to score companies on the extent to which they are at risk of association with deforestation. Meanwhile, initiatives such as the World Resources Institute's Global Forest Watch and the Starling collaboration between Airbus, the Forest Trust and Sarvision use satellite technology to monitor deforestation in near-real time.
"Most government-protected zones are protected in name only, so it's important to find new ways of slowing deforestation."
Now, a study by researchers from Imperial College London has revealed some of the challenges faced by companies in guaranteeing that products labeled as 'deforestation-free' have really been produced without causing deforestation.
"Ruthless harvesting is the key factor behind deforestation," Nizamani admitted asserting that the Sindh forest department is working on a reform plan to bring forests back with the help of local communities - a claim however rejected by experts and NGOs working against deforestation.
They are also the biggest victims of deforestation. Ivory Coast is losing its forests at a faster rate than any other African country - less than 4 per cent of the country is covered in rainforest.
This study examines how deforestation relates to a selection of biophysical and socio-economic land characteristics that were expected to approximate or regulate direct and underlying causes of deforestation, notably agricultural expansion hypothesized to be the main direct cause of deforestation. It compares these relations for historical and recent deforestation, hypothesizing that past and recent deforestation patterns have similar empirical relations to the tested variables.
In this article we have suggested some possible solutions for the contemporary deforestation. The last but not the least, to suggest possible solutions to the government agencies specially the Forestry Ministry and Environment, provincial forest departments, the local government, and rural development department, by bringing into their notice concerns of the timber traders, purchasers and forest owners' rights to policy makers of the country.
He said, the same amount of carbon climate-altering carbon dioxide gases released from fossil fuel burning through any source can be removed from the atmosphere to stabilize the climate change by halting deforestation.
Malaysia follows the same trend with global deforestation. State of Johor in Peninsular Malaysia has reported as one of the most mangrove declining areas.