Interview with Rhett Butler: Forests need better laws, better enforced


Mongabay’s founder Rhett Butler was interviewed by Innovation Forum about the role of governments and business in protecting forests. The interview is part of a series ahead of an event taking place April 14-15 in Washington D.C.: How business can tackle deforestation.

Rhett is moderating four panels at the event.

  • NGO debate and commentary on challenges: Overview of the global deforestation landscape and what businesses are – and are not – doing about it
  • Palm oil challenges: Business trends and progress to date on policy, implementation and ‘no deforestation’ commitments
  • Supplier perspective – understanding on-the-ground challenges
  • Future trends: Beyond certification – what are the other tools we need?

Read the interview.