“Commodity-First”: A production centred approach to mobilising private sector to curb deforestation

“Commodity-First”: A production centred approach to mobilising private sector to curb deforestation

The challenge to end tropical deforestation is at a critical juncture. For more than 10 years, considerable effort has gone into jurisdictional approaches to combat deforestation at the sub-national level in many countries. Leading supply chain companies now recognise that to address deforestation, they will also need to engage more deeply, broadly, and support jurisdictional leadership. Expectations are high that further supply chain action and the associated demand for sustainable commodities could accelerate jurisdictional approaches. However, little research has been done to understand the synergies of these two approaches.

This report presents a “commodity-first” lens to identifying key landscapes where supply chain companies can make critical interventions to tackle deforestation. The report understands that supply chain actors will likely only engage with geographies in their direct supply chain. It therefore focuses on commodity production and utilises recent data on drivers of deforestation to identify landscapes where deforestation is high, driven largely by the expansion of forest-risk commodities.

See below for more.

More

Related Articles

Exploring the benefits of a future metaverse: What can we learn from current virtual reality applications?

Exploring the benefits of a future metaverse: What can we learn from current virtual reality applications?

The metaverse has the potential to redefine almost every sphere of our daily lives, from healthcare and education to work,...

23 Jan 2023 Metaverse Policy Lab
Tech Policy Trends 2023

Tech Policy Trends 2023

What does 2023 have in store for technology, policy, and regulation? 2023 represents a defining year for the tech sector....

17 Jan 2023 Reports
The Growing Digital Economy in the Philippines

The Growing Digital Economy in the Philippines

The Growing Digital Economy in the Philippines: Opportunities, Challenges, and Google’s Contributions Backed by strong government support, the Philippines’ digital...

7 Jan 2023 Reports
Strengthening Singapore’s growth in the post-pandemic future

Strengthening Singapore’s growth in the post-pandemic future

Strengthening Singapore’s growth in the post-pandemic future – unlocking SGD65.3 billion worth of annual economic opportunity from digital transformation by...

7 Jan 2023 Reports