International Trade and Deforestation: Is ‘Green’ Trade the Solution?

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The relationship between trade and deforestation Numerous studies have documented and confirmed that global trade, in its existing form, causes deforestation and other associated environmental damage, with 80% of deforestation occurring due to trade and agriculture. [1] This is primarily due to the exchange of products, known as ‘forest-risk’ commodities, that require the stripping of […]