Forests

What is a global forest transition and can it be achieved in our lifetime?

Half of all forest loss has taken place in the last 120 years, but some countries are reversing the deforestation trend. Image: Unsplash/Geran de Klerk

Max Roser

Programme Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

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Agriculture is by far the largest driver of deforestation.
Agriculture is by far the largest driver of deforestation. Image: Our World in Data
Charts showing countries in which deforestation continued in the last 30 years
Charts showing countries in which deforestation continued in the last 30 years Image: Our World in Data
A chart showing the drivers of forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon
63% of forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon is from clearing for pasture to raise cattle. Image: Our World in Data

Forest transitions: several countries have been able to reverse the deforestation trend.
Forest transitions: several countries have been able to reverse the deforestation trend. Image: Our World in Data

An infographic showing three centuries of global forest loss - and gains
An infographic showing three centuries of global forest loss - and gains Image: Our World in Data

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