- With six months to go, the countdown to the 2020 deadline for company action to tackle deforestation is sounding ominously like a doomsday clock. The evidence from the natural world screams for urgent action, with icecaps melting faster than expected and record temperature highs in Europe.
- The UK Government has launched its new Global Resource Initiative Taskforce, which has a remit to work with companies, and governments in producer and intermediary companies to establish the UK as a leader on supply chain sustainability and reduce deforestation.
- 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.
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