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Up for Debate: How Do We Feed the World and Still Address the Drivers of Deforestation?

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Soy, cattle, rice, palm oil, and logging are the principal drivers of deforestation. As global population increases from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2040, and as more and more people around the world rise out of poverty into the middle class, the demand for these commodities and practices will continue to rise with them. To address these issues, and in advance of the World Forests Summit hosted by the Economist in March, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship partnered with the Stanford Institute for the Environment and Mongabay News to surface the latest insights and innovations at the intersection of deforestation and sustainability. This debate will also set the stage for a larger discussion on deforestation at this year’s Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK.

 
 

Can Saving Forests Help Feed the World?

Steve Schwartzman

Director, Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

Taming Tropical Forest Frontiers

Daniel Nepstad

Executive Director & Senior Scientist, IPAM International Program

The Need to Jump-Start REDD

Michael Jenkins

President, Forest Trends Association

 

The challenge of putting Brazil’s forests in good hands

Andrea Margit

Head, Environment Unit, Fundacao Roberto Marinho

Put a Price on It

Frank Merry

Financial Director, Aliança da Terra

 

The Corporate Conservation Revolution

Jeffrey Horowitz

Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners

Stemming Agricultural Sprawl

Jason Clay

Senior Vice President, Markets, World Wildlife Fund US

 
 
 
Up for Debate: How Do We Feed the World and Still Address the Drivers of Deforestation?
Can Saving Forests Help Feed the World?
(1 comment)
Taming Tropical Forest Frontiers
The Need to Jump-Start REDD
(2 comments)
The challenge of putting Brazil’s forests in good hands
A Promising Initiative to Address Deforestation in Brazil at the Local Level
Put a Price on It
The Corporate Conservation Revolution
(1 comment)
Strong 'No Deforestation' Commitments Save Forests and Feed People
(13 comments)
Stemming Agricultural Sprawl
(3 comments)
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