- Brazil is the world’s biggest exporter of beef products, and the beef trade is big business, worth around US$6 billion per year to the Brazilian economy. But the industry has been linked to deforestation, including the recent fires in the Amazon. Which is why the new beef data published on the Trase site is so important.
- The five-year assessment of progress under the New York Declaration on Forests finds that the ambition enshrined in the the Declaration's 10 goals is not being delivered on the ground.
- The recent forest fires in the Amazon have focused attention on the Brazilian cattle industry and its global supply chains. Italy is the second biggest market for Brazilian leather exports, after China. What can leather companies do to ensure they are not contributing to the deforestation in the Amazon?
On the Global Day of Action for the Amazon, companies must look at their role in fuelling the Amazon firesThe Amazon fires have provoked worldwide outrage, but one of the drivers is demand for agricultural land to produce commodities that we all consume. We all play a part in creating a market for the goods produced.
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