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Major upgrade of transparency platform to map sustainability risks and opportunities in supply chains

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Soy supply chains in Brazil and Paraguay have been mapped at an unprecedented scale in a new version of the pioneering Trase platform, which lays bare the deforestation and other risks associated with the production of these commodities, as well as opportunities for sustainable investment. The new release of the platform will be unveiled on the sidelines of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 General Assembly on 20 March in Brasilia.

New report from GCP and CDP shows progress from Consumer Goods Forum members towards removing deforestation from supply chains

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New report from the Global Canopy Programme and CDP concludes that Consumer Goods Forum members outperform non-members on moving towards zero deforestation. However, further action across commodities is required to realise the CGF’s collective commitment to transition to deforestation-free supply chains by 2020.

Water, Food and Energy Security Trade-offs in Amazonia

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The Amazonian region faces some tough trade-offs about the way natural resources are used, and climate change is only creating more pressure, say David Sabogal and Helen Bellfield of Global Canopy Programme. Contributions from Rachel Mountain and Alex Morrice. Their work is part of a CDKN-supported project that aims to improve climate-related security in the region.

Can 2016 be a year of exponential progress on deforestation - especially in the cattle and animal feed sectors?

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It takes an incredible amount of intelligence, creativity, and team-work to produce and extract oil from plants grown in the tropics, transport it around the earth, and transform it into something you can buy for a couple of dollars and squeeze onto a toothbrush as the sun rises in Berlin, Beijing or Boston.

Forests, Finance, and Food Insecurity

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   COP21 has seen rich countries and global financial institutions promise a raft of investments for reforestation and sustainable agriculture in developing countries. The UK, Germany, and Norway pledged $5 billion in total over a 5-year period to support initiatives in countries that can prove their commitment to sustainable agendas. Colombia has announced that it will work alongside the the same 3 donor countries in a $300 million project to reduce deforestation.