Deforestation

One of the most visible examples of unsustainable land use is deforestation—or the destruction of carbon-rich forest for other land use purposes.  Commercial and subsistence agriculture cause 80 percent of global deforestation and are a key driver of the conversion of peat lands, which store some of the highest quantities of carbon on the planet. Deforested watersheds suffer from decreased streamflow regulation and water infiltration. Fires, which are the dominant method for clearing forests, degrade air quality.

Commodity Exposure to Deforestation Issues