Author(s): Sembres, T., Trevisan, A., Gardner, T., Godar, J., Lake, S. and Mardas, N.

Year: 2017

In: Chapter 5.6 in N. Pasiecznik and H. Savenije (eds) Zero Deforestation: A Commitment to Change, ETFRN News no. 58, , pp. 207-213.

ISBN: 9789051131345

Type: Book chapter



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Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

deforestation indonesia river RANDeforestation in Indonesia. Photo: Rainforest Action Network / Flickr

This book chapter, written by members of the Trase team, suggests how producer jurisdictions can play a more effective role in making agricutural commodity supply chains more sustainable.

Agricultural commodities move along complex supply chains, exposing thousands of public and private institutions worldwide to the risks of unsustainable land-use practices and deforestation. A handful of forest-risk commodities — including palm oil, beef, soy, and pulp and paper — account for more than 70% of all deforestation in tropical forests.

Public and private actors are debating how to implement deforestation-free supply chains. There are significant challenges but also new opportunities to facilitate larger-scale implementation of zero-deforestation commitments. This article outlines a three-step process for action within jurisdictions: geographical areas corresponding to a political authority, such as countries and their subnational administrative levels.

Screenshot from Trase platformThe Trase platform maps supply chains back to source jurisdictions

In particular, the article looks at the implications of newly available information, such as the Trase supply chain transparency initiative, with its free online platform,

Download the article (link to publisher's website).