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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.

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

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