Demystifying agricultural supply chains and related deforestation risks

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Andre Vasconcelos and Chris Hart, Global Canopy; Danielle Carreira, PRI; Luiz Amaral, WRI; Rodrigo Spuri, TNC

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Join our webinar where WRI, TNC and Global Canopy will provide an overview of the tools that companies and financial institutions are using to better understand their exposure to the risks linked to unsustainable land use. These tools include: Trase, Agroideal, Global Forest Watch PRO and SCRIPT Portfolio Risk Tool. The agriculture sector alone uses 70 per cent of the world’s fresh water supply and 50 per cent of total habitable land, while the food sector, including agriculture, processing, manufacturing and distribution is responsible for up to thirty per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing rates of deforestation and land conversion linked to the production of commodities such as soy, cattle and palm oil have caused major impacts on local communities, climate, soil, water and biodiversity putting the future of the global economy under major threat as many essential economic activities depend, directly or indirectly of the existence of healthy forests. However, lack of transparency and traceability in soft commodities supply chains make risks linked to deforestation complex and difficult to monitor. To overcome this challenge, a number of organisations are coming forward with innovative tools. Speakers: - Andre Vasconcelos and Chris Hart, Global Canopy (Oxford) - Danielle Carreira, PRI (London) - Luiz Amaral, WRI (Sao Paulo) - Rodrigo Spuri, TNC (Sao Paulo)

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