Joe Biden and Congress must stop deforestation in order to prevent the next pandemic

Ending deforestation is our best chance to conserve wildlife, one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to curb global warming, and absolutely crucial to prevent the next deadly, global pandemic.

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New Campaign Tells Big Business: Protect Forests to Prevent Pandemics

A new video calls on major corporations to protect forests to help prevent the next global pandemic.

Warren Khanna Letter Highlights Need to Stop Deforestation to Prevent Pandemics

Congress must halt the environmental degradation that increases the likelihood of global pandemics.

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2020 Amazon Fires Linked to Deforestation by JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva; Likely Exacerbated COVID-19 Outbreaks

The only way these companies will change their practices is if the grocery stores that people trust – Metro, Costco, Casino, and Ahold Delhaize stores like Giant, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop – stop buying from the arsons of the Amazon.

Greening the New Normal

Covid-19 may be the worst deadly zoonotic illness humanity has encountered in the past century, but it's not the first.

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Toxic Forest Fires and COVID-19 Could Be a Deadly Combination in Southeast Asia

Smog and the COVID-19 pandemic could pose a double crisis, as experts say that air pollution could exacerbate the number of coronavirus deaths

Ensuring a Green EU Recovery Plan for the Tire, Rubber, and Auto Industries

All companies receiving bailout funds should be committed to the European Green Deal, the Paris Agreement, and to achieving net zero carbon neutrality by 2025. Businesses seeking EU bailout support should also have robust policies and practices in place that recognize and ensure workers' rights throughout their supply chains.

Big Meat Companies Are Making the Pandemic Worse

In the midst of a global crisis, the meat industry continues to pack people and animals into factories, fueling the spread of the current pandemic and making the next one more likely.

G20 Must Protect People and Planet During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mighty Earth signs on to a landmark Open Letter calling on G20 leaders to ensure the current coronavirus global crisis spurs countries to champion recovery solutions that spur economic activity and accelerates the transition to low-carbon economies.

Video: Protecting Forests to Prevent Pandemics

Watch a webinar on the link between deforestation and pandemics, the value of nature-based solutions in preventing future pandemics, and the role of private sector and regulatory agencies in driving ambitious action to protect forests in 2020.

EU Coronavirus Bailout Must Deliver a Just and Sustainable Recovery

Mighty Earth has joined calls to ensure the European Union’s coronavirus financial bail out and national Sustainable Recovery Plans that delivers a greener and more socially and environmentally just recovery.

Mighty Earth COVID-19 response for Cocoa Farmers

Mighty Earth and the other NGO members of the VOICE Network are deeply concerned about the effects of COVID-19 on cocoa farming households, a group already in a vulnerable position.