Tropical forests are at the front line of sustainable development, where critical trade-offs need to be negotiated between climate mitigation, biodiversity conservation, food production and economic development. SEI research work on tropical forests ranges from ecological research to groundbreaking data-driven transparency tools linking impacts of deforestation to global companies and consumer markets.
The study draws on over 70 in-depth interviews in two states of Brazil to understand what has motivated people not to join deforestation activities.
A review of the state of implementation of Objectives 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 13 (climate action) of the 2030 Agenda in Amazon Basin countries.
New database will provide a market-leading dataset to support financial institutions to tackle their exposure to deforestation.
New Trase data shows the rapid expansion of soy plantations across the Cerrado, Pampas and Amazon.
This article draws from scholarship on sustainability transitions to propose a more comprehensive systems view of unsustainable land-use patterns.
Over 90% of tropical deforestation is caused by agriculture.
New study: Halting deforestation will require a step-change in approach and to be effective, measures must address underlying and indirect roles of agriculture.
As we decarbonize our energy system, we must also address the harmful public health and environmental impacts of oil and gas extraction.
World leaders attending the UN climate talks in Glasgow must commit to stopping commodity-driven deforestation if they are to prevent climate catastrophe.
This article explores the issue of tackling deforestation in the Amazon, conceptualizing it as a large-scale collective action problem.
This project applies transitions theory and leverage points research to the problem of persistent forest loss in the tropics.
More than half of tropical deforestation linked to exports of key commodities is happening in less than 5% of producing regions
Which road projects offer high economic benefits combined with low environmental and social impacts?
Four ways that Brazil could reclaim leadership in sustainable agricultural leadership by increasing output while curbing deforestation.
A new publication presents a quantification of carbon emissions from agriculture- and forestry-related deforestation across the tropics.