Tagged with "TackleDeforestation"

  • Here’s how the EU’s new rules could finally turn the tide on tropical forest loss

    If the EU works with producer countries and commodity companies to implement deforestation-free rules, the results could be transformative. Matthew Spencer – Global Director, Landscapes at IDH  This…

    Here’s how the EU’s new rules could finally turn the tide on tropical forest loss
  • How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive 

    As the world marks Earth Day, the Forest Positive Coalition and IDH -The Sustainable Trade Initiative, share five elements of success for landscape-level programs working to restore and protect forests. 

    How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive 
  • Turning Europe’s good intentions into effective action to stop deforestation

    It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and the same is true when it comes to international efforts to halt deforestation. This week, the IPCC released its Sixth Assessment Report, once again highlighting the key role of forest protection in mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts. Despite decades of such advice and well-meaning policy, we’re still losing our remaining forests at an alarming rate.

    Turning Europe’s good intentions into effective action to stop deforestation
  • EU regulation on deforestation-free products

    The EU zero deforestation legislation is crucial. However, if Europe ‘cleans’ its imports, deforestation-risk commodities could be diverted to other parts of the world. IDH and Proforest have come up with two big steps that could be taken. The first is to classify those jurisdictions that have time-bound, speedy and credible plans to get zero-deforestation as ‘transitional risk’ and for European governments and consumer goods companies to offer support to achieve their goals. Secondly, we suggest that the information collection requirements should be varied depending on the level of risk of the country or jurisdiction: lighten the information collection burden for low-risk jurisdictions, and require more granular data for high-risk hotspots.

    EU regulation on deforestation-free products
  • Learning from Landscapes

    Landscape approaches and their impact Evaluating IDH efforts in creating cohesive conservation Following five years of IDH’s Landscape Program, KIT Royal Tropical Institute and Unique Land Use carried…

    Learning from Landscapes
  • Carrefour Brazil Group and IDH Brazil achieve the “impossible”: 100% traceable beef

    The Carrefour Group Brazil, the Carrefour Foundation and IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) announced that the first batch of 100% deforestation-free beef traced from birth to shelf is now available in Brazil at an affordable price. Consumers will be able to access information through a QR Code stamped on the product's label.

    Carrefour Brazil Group and IDH Brazil achieve the “impossible”: 100% traceable beef
  • Merging the social and environmental agendas – Blog

    Recently, several court cases have kept a lot of minds in our sectors busy. They show how strongly society is involved in the transformation and the necessity of creating positive…

    Merging the social and environmental agendas – Blog
  • Why forest-based carbon trading is poised to go mainstream

    Ten years after it dropped off the sustainability radar, voluntary forest-based carbon trading is finally poised to get off the ground for real. We believe it can have a key role in safeguarding the future of our planet.

    Why forest-based carbon trading is poised to go mainstream
  • 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.

    Unilever joins IDH coalition in backing Aceh Tamiang in its bid to become a sustainability leader
  • Understanding sustainable tropical wood products through data

    With COVID-19 crippling economies and trade across the globe, it has never been more important to halt illegal deforestation and fuel the growth of sustainable tropical timber. This is a…

    Understanding sustainable tropical wood products through data