I own 16 acres in a forest management plan, and another 16 acres growing alfalfa. Not going to replace my alfalfa because reducing grass increases beef corn consumption, corn makes cows fart. "They" say that's bad.
What's going on in the Amazon is some "developed" countries are making near sighted environmental laws that regulate domestic behavior, but can't regulate international. Domestic laws have to create a closed loop. Our laws are pouring cash out of the country, that cash becomes carbon.
The US government essentially buys soy to sell to refiners at a cheaper price. This increases soy demand worldwide. Brazil responds by deforesting to grow soy. Deforest means releasing carbon from the trees into the air. So US government "green" policy is only green because that is the color of money, it actually hurts the environment.
The same way the manufacturing regs hurt the US. If you push the steel refining emission limits too far down then companies from India who aren't restricted by our laws produce steel parts, then create even more emissions when they burn more fuel to ship it here.
So if you wan't to make national laws you got to close the loop and act like a... Nationalist. (And you got to stop the press from tacking on race to anything they don't like.) If domestic (national) environmental laws cause an increase of $1000/ton of steel, then you need a tariff on products from countries that don't hold to the same standards. You got add some for labor and medical too, our property taxes causes retirees to have to have income to pay it, so we increase social security, which is a payroll tax. We tax payroll for medicare. If you take a job away from someone paying elder support taxes and send that job to India then maybe you should tax the products from India to pay our elder support taxes. You got to make a closed loop for national laws to work, otherwise it becomes a spigot.