Wildfires fanned by global warming, and human activity like logging and farming, are causing our forests to shrink ever further.
The losses include nearly 4 million hectares (9.9 million acres) of tropical rainforest – an area that is critical to capturing carbon dioxide.
The rate of tropical deforestation last year was equivalent to 10 football pitches every minute.
These losses have occurred despite a pledge by more than 100 countries to end and reverse deforestation by the year 2030.
So, what can stop deforestation?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Frances Seymour – Distinguished senior fellow at the World Resources Institute
Wessel Van Eeden – Global communications director at Justdiggit, an organisation working to restore trees and landscapes in Africa
Michael Jacobs – Professor of political economy at the University of Sheffield