Understanding sustainable secondary tropical wood products through data
IDH’s latest data report on sustainable tropical timber explores Europe’s impact on tropical forests as a result of secondary tropical wood imports (doors, moldings, other joinery, and windows). It builds on our 2019 report that analyzed the primary tropical wood sector, and reveals the way that these two aspects of the tropical timber trade impact tropical forests.
Unilever joins IDH coalition in backing Aceh Tamiang in its bid to become a sustainability leader
Unilever and IDH have committed a combined investment of over 1.5 million euros to support the district of Aceh Tamiang in its goal to become one of the greenest commodity-producing regions in Indonesia. Last year, stakeholders from Aceh Tamiang established a production, protection and inclusion (PPI) compact. The compact’s three-year program will increase forest protection and reforestation, improve monitoring, support smallholder farmers to increase its sustainable palm oil productivity by 30 percent, and finally to protect an area within the Leuser Ecosystem.
Press release: New PCI Compact launched for sustainable development in Balsas, Maranhão
A public-private coalition of over 50 partners has signed an agreement to collectively manage long-term sustainable development in the region of Balsas (Maranhão), in Matopiba, Brazil’s biggest agricultural frontier. The coalition has committed to actions to end illegal deforestation in the region by 2025 and to transition to sustainable methods of agricultural production.