These graphs show the changes in deforestation, deforestation drivers, and land use policy in Brazil
Emissions Annual area deforested in Amazon region in Brazil
Deforestation declined rapidly, particularly after major policy changes in 2004 and again in 2008.
Emissions Drivers Commodity prices
Common drivers of deforestation, such as commodity prices, and land protection appear to have changed deforestation patterns, with large scale deforestation declining much more rapidly than small scale (e.g. tracts of less than 25 hectares).
Policy Area of land under government protection
As an example of increased Brazilian policy efforts, Brazil has increased efforts to reduce deforestation, and the amount of land under government protection has increased significantly since 2001.