- Last night I watched BBC Two’s ‘Red Ape’, a documentary charting humanity’s heart aching efforts to save Borneo’s last wild orangutans, in the face of the mighty expansion of the world’s timber and palm oil industries.
- Having rapidly become established in South-East Asia, new frontiers to meet growing global demand for palm oil are opening up in Latin America and Africa. A new Global Canopy briefing explores how to ensure sustainability in this significant industry.
- Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England warned this month of the “catastrophic impact” climate change could have for the financial system. A new framework helps to manage this risk.
- Iceland's decision to ban palm oil from its own products raises awareness of the deforestation problems with palm oil, but are bans and boycotts the best way to achieve sustainable palm oil supply chains?
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