Agricultural expansion is the most well-known driver of deforestation and it is estimated to account for roughly 80% of global deforestation.

Despite a wealth of case studies, few general conclusions can be made regarding the causes of deforestation as the drivers often occur in complex feedbacks and operate at different scales.

A new study from CEED has shown how policy uncertainty can disrupt or reverse the positive effects of forest transitions. Click the image for more:

A cautionary tale for conservation policy