“Rainforests: 11 Things To Watch In 2021”

“2020 was a rough year for tropical rainforest conservation efforts. So what’s in store for 2021?

Mongabay Founder Rhett A. Butler reviews some of 11 key things to watch in the world of rainforests in 2021.

These include: the post COVID recovery; the transition of power in the U.S.; deforestation in Indonesia; deforestation in Brazil; the effects of the La Niña climate pattern; ongoing destabilization of tropical forests; government to government carbon deals; data that will allow better assessment of the impact of COVID on tropical forests; companies incorporating forest-risk into decision-making; ongoing violence against environmental defenders; and whether international policy meetings can get back on track.”

Rhett A. Butler reports for Mongabay January 1, 2021.