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.

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.

Illegal deforestation (ha) on soy farms per municipality in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Half of France’s risk is concentrated in the three municipalities highlightedTrase

A pragmatic approach to deforestation-free supply chains: spotlight on Brazilian soy exports to France

Vast swathes of the Brazilian Amazon and the Cerrado went up in smoke last year. And the fire season may be worse this year as deforestation is on the rise again to make way for cattle pasture and soy fields. Brazil is the main source of soy imports to Europe, with the Netherlands, Spain and France among the biggest importers. In fact imported soy, primarily used for animal feed, is responsible for half of the European Union’s (EU) tropical forest footprint.
Sankey diagrams are a useful and effective resource to provide an overall picture of the land-use finance mapping resultsEuropean Forest Institute

Mapping climate finance to influence policy, plan investments, and measure progress

As climate change impacts grow ever more apparent, it becomes more urgent to stop carbon flowing into the atmosphere and increase resilience to rising threats. Much will depend on how and where finance flows. Countries are enacting plans for adapting to and mitigating climate change, so they need to know what money is available and — crucially — if any flows of finance are working against their climate objectives.
Aerial views of Buluq Sen village, East Kalimantan, IndonesiaNanang Sujana, CIFOR

Bringing our voices to the land-use governance dialogue

I’m pleased to introduce this new EU REDD Facility blog, where our experts will share their thoughts about and experiences with working with our partners in tropical forest countries in Africa, Asia and South America on legality of forest conversion, sustainable land-use investment and management, and transparency in forest-risk commodity supply chains.