Protecting Australian Forests

July 13, 2019

 

 

"Forests are the lungs of the earth and they need our protection."

 

With the vast majority of the world's forests already destroyed or degraded, Greenpeace is deeply committed to protecting what is left. Our experience of years working in the biggest forest regions of the world has positioned us well to push for the ambitious targets required to deliver forest protection at the speed and scale needed. Thanks to years of campaigning, governments and some companies have finally caught up to these goals and signed agreements aiming to stop deforestation once and for all.

 

We know, however, that these goals will only be fulfilled with continuous public pressure on government and business to ensure that immediate and concrete implementation is happening on the ground. That is why — for the benefit of the world’s forests – their peoples, biodiversity, carbon stock and other ecological values – and honoring the rights of Indigenous Peoples and other local communities living in forested landscapes, Greenpeace will work as part of a broader global movement to deliver the following goals: