Climate Solution: Perverse Incentives for Agri-business and Deforestation - A Love Affair that Must End

Global Forest Coalition (2019)

This action focuses on ending perverse incentives provided to agri-business in the EU and Mercosur countries. Direct and indirect incentives and subsidies in areas with the highest deforestation rates, such as the Paraguayan Chaco, Brazilian Cerrado and Northern Argentina, harm forests, biodiversity and communities, while large agribusinesses receive all of the economic benefits. Such incentives are harmful to biodiversity and contradict the SDGs and other globally-agreed targets. GFC members are working on tackling these incentives in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.