- Deforestation-free supply chains are important in tackling climate change, but did you know they could also be a solution to beat air pollution? When we think of air pollution, our minds conjure images of smoggy cities, traffic-clogged streets and chimneys emitting noxious plumes. But air pollution is not just a problem for city dwellers.
- One million species are threatened globally, 75% of terrestrial habitats have been in some way affected by humans, and hundreds of species have been driven to extinction. Strikingly, land use change, including deforestation, is the biggest threat to terrestrial species, ahead of even climate change. We must conserve biodiverse habitats, including our tropical forests.
- The latest scientific evidence makes it clear that voluntary commitments alone are not enough to end deforestation — a panel event in Brussels discussed whether legislation could play a part. The evidence is clear. The UN’s IPBES Global Assessment of the state of biodiversity spells out the urgent need for action to protect our natural world.
- This week saw the release of a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which assesses the state of the world’s ecosystems. The news is not good: massive loss of habitat, more than a million species facing extinction, severe threats to the natural world upon which we all depend.
What We Do
All our work focuses on the production, trade and financing of commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil that are responsible for two thirds of deforestation worldwide:
Bringing unprecedented transparency to the commodity supply chains which run from forest landscapes to consumers worldwide
The Finance Sector
Following the trillions of dollars in loans and investments linked to deforestation, and enabling better decision-making on natural capital by financial institutions
Financing Sustainable Landscapes
Supporting forward-thinking governments in key forest regions to secure investment to protect forests, boost agricultural productivity and improve water security