Latest deforestation data from PRODES suggest that there was an increase in clear cut deforestation of 29% in 2016. An area of almost 8.000 square-kilometers, equivalent to 1.6 Mio. football fields was deforested in 2016 with sharp increases along the agricultural frontier. Is this a sign that the trend for reducing deforestation in Brazil is going to revert again?
In the In this short radio-interview with Christoph König from SWR2 Impuls I discuss some of the eventual drivers of this recent change and possible solutions to address this problem in the future. You can download the german podcast here.