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The EU REDD Facility experts publish blog posts to provide the latest insights and a personal perspective about their work reducing deforestation through improved land-use governance.

Blog

The EU REDD Facility experts publish blog posts to provide the latest insights and a personal perspective about their work reducing deforestation through improved land-use governance.

Discussion with the ninik mamak, or customary heads, of the Padang Hilalang customary community in West Sumatra, Indonesia.Pandong Spenra, KARSA

Hutan adat dan pengelolaan kayu: langkah ke depan bagi Indonesia

Masyarakat adat melindungi, mengelola, dan memanfaatkan hutan mereka dengan berbagai cara. Misalnya, beberapa masyarakat adat menebang dan menjual kayu yang mereka peroleh sebagai sumber mata pencaharian.  Penelitian terbaru menunjukkan bahwa dukungan yang diberikan kepada masyarakat adat untuk mengelola hutan yang menjadi sumber mata pencaharian mereka akan membantu mengurangi laju deforestasi di negara-negara tropis.
Transparency Pathway

A new transparency pathway to decoupling commodity trade from deforestation

Global supply chains are notoriously complex and opaque, making it very difficult to address sustainability issues in mainstream markets – including deforestation, sustainable livelihoods, child labour and land grabbing. In recent years, however, there’s been a surge of global supply chain transparency instruments, data and analysis to help company and government efforts to stop deforestation associated with commodity trade.

The EU REDD Facility’s 10 lessons for ending tropical deforestation

Since its inception a decade ago, the EU REDD Facility’s ambition has been to support dialogue and partnership between state and non-state actors to strengthen efforts to ensure tropical forests meet their potential to limit climate change. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Facility, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on lessons learned over these years, as we worked towards empowering stakeholders to strengthen the rule of law, promoting sustainable land use and investment, and enhancing supply chain transparency.
Palm oil fruits

Supporting sustainable palm oil: a crucial role for Indonesian districts

As consumers globally become more selective about choosing products based on sustainable production processes, suppliers must increasingly provide evidence that their goods are made without damaging the environment or ignoring the rights of local people. Demand for sustainable palm oil is driven by concerns associated with social and environmental impacts of palm oil production.
Sunrise Amazon rainforest

Climate finance tracking: From data to ambition to action

Climate change is a whole-economy problem. Tackling it will require looking at every financial decision through a climate lens. Does the decision result in greenhouse gas emissions or will it reduce them? Will it improve resilience to climatic shocks or worsen vulnerability? As countries move to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, they need to know the answers to such questions.
Cutting of Capitancillo (Pentaclethra macroloba) boards in a traditional forest exploitation in the Vigía del Fuerte Municipality, Urabá, Antioquia, ColombiaONF Andina

2020 in review: Risks and opportunities for forests

COVID-19 has brought some of the most pressing global challenges in recent history, including for the world’s forests and the people depending on them. In EU REDD Facility partner countries, the pandemic has had severe social, economic and environmental consequences. Forest-risk commodity exports have decreased dramatically, jeopardising financial security in agricultural sectors. At the same time, environmental standards have become less of a priority for operators and producers, as sustainability goals give way to tactics for economic survival.
Wheel loader and logging truck in Central Kalimantan, 1994Jeremy Broadhead

Terpercaya: Building a supply chain of understanding and trust

I’m frequently asked why tropical countries shouldn’t clear forests when many industrialised countries cleared theirs years ago. It’s an interesting question and one that I’ve been grappling with since I first went to Indonesia over 25 years ago.
Illegal deforestation (ha) on soy farms per municipality in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Half of France’s risk is concentrated in the three municipalities highlightedTrase

Une approche pragmatique des chaînes d’approvisionnement zéro-déforestation : coup de projecteur sur les exportations de soja brésilien vers la France

De vastes étendues de l'Amazonie brésilienne et du Cerrado sont parties en fumée l'année dernière. Et la saison des incendies est repartie de plus belle cette année, car la déforestation continue à progresser pour faire place aux pâturages pour le bétail et aux champs de soja. Le Brésil constitue aujourd’hui la principale source d'importation de soja en Europe ; les Pays-Bas, l'Espagne et la France comptant parmi les plus gros importateurs. En effet, le soja importé, principalement destiné à l'alimentation animale, est responsable de la moitié de l'empreinte de l'Union européenne (UE) sur les forêts tropicales.