Despite the concerning overall situation, Indonesia has made significant progress in curbing deforestation. Together government and corporate efforts have contributed to a reduction in primary tropical forest loss.
In 2019, a permanent moratorium on logging in new palm oil plantations was established, alongside increased measures to monitor and control fires.
Malaysia, like many other countries, is witnessing positive changes in the oil palm industry. Around 83% of palm oil refining capacity is now committed to no deforestation, no peatland, and no exploitation practices.
Bolivia’s decision not to sign the Glasgow Declaration impacted its forest losses, which surged by almost a third in 2022 due to commodity agriculture, particularly soybean expansion, nearly one million hectares of deforestation was caused by this practice since the year 2000.
Even when Ghana in West Africa has only a small amount of primary forest remaining, in 2022, losses surged by 71%, mostly n protected areas, some near cocoa farms.