Sometimes in life one comes across something that makes you rub your eyes. In my case, that happened in 2019, during a conversation about a business proposal.
My interlocutor made some startling statements. One of these involved a large parcel of rainforest in Brazil. As big as the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands, where I was born. Astonished as I was, I decided to investigate the matter.
I soon came across a curious and inimitable press release issued by a company listed on the Budapest stock exchange. It intrigued me and marked the beginning of a year of research and legal entanglements, as well as the imminent birth of my book.
I take you along on a journey to the rainforests of Brazil and Liberia, tax havens and the banks of the Danube. In a quest to get to the heart of the matter; the question of what on earth is wrong with the lungs of the world