But campaign group Global Witness has claimed Brookfield was responsible for 9,000 hectares of deforestation in Cerrado, a sensitive region of tropical savannah in Brazil.
The space cleared was roughly equivalent to 11,000 football pitches and was repurposed for farming soybeans.
Used to be that clearing the Amazon was the bad thing. And much of what is claimed to be clearing the Amazon is, in fact, clearing of the Cerrado. Which is indeed savannah, not rainforest. Rainforest, when cleared, isn’t good soil. Savannah can be.
Sure, Amazon is cleared, but not usually for long term arable use. The Cerrado, well, yes.
So, now the crime has become clearing the Cerrado. Because, you know, got to have something to complain about…..