Despite fanfare over private-sector commitments to zero deforestation and sustainable supply chains, evidence of real change remains elusive, while global consumption of forest commodities continues to increase.
CIFOR-ICRAF work is illustrating how trade and investment can stimulate the sustainable supply of timber from natural and planted forests, sustainably increase the production of high-value tree crops and reduce the impacts of agricultural expansion into forests – all while creating opportunities for smallholders and promoting investments that safeguard the rights of women and marginalized groups.
Unsustainable value and supply chains: Fast facts
of deforestation in the Amazon
is due to cattle ranching
of soy production
is used as feed for livestock
of supermarket products
contain palm oil
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Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholders Engagement, Golden Agri-Resources, Ltd., speaking at the Discussion Forum Engaging the private sector in long-term solutions to end Indonesiau2019s forest fires and haze, on Day 2. Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France.
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