International demand for agricultural commodities drives increasing emissions from deforestation and their transport to foreign markets. Using newly available data on maritime shipping, this insight explores the emissions footprint of five forest-risk commodities. Shipping emissions are a fraction of deforestation emissions, highlighting the importance of sustainable land-use practices.
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Legality assessments are not easy tasks to complete at scale. In response to this challenge, this insight presents an innovative and scalable approach to assess the legality of deforestation spatially, drawing on methodologies developed for pilot cases in Brazil and Indonesia.
The EC proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products can accelerate the transition towards sustainable, deforestation-free supply chains. However, how will commodity traders respond to it? EFI researchers have interviewed experts to understand how traders are likely to adapt their operations to the new regulation.
The complexity in the global trade of commodities presents a major obstacle to understanding how supply chains are linked to undesired outcomes, such as environmental degradation and poor working conditions. Greater transparency in the flow of commodities from production areas to traders, processors and finally to consumers, can help supply chain actors better understand and address the risks they are exposed to.
An analysis of subnational trade data for three major agricultural commodity markets reveals strong market connections between producing regions and the EU, despite the EU’s declining share of the export markets. Identifying these strong market relationships is key for promoting sustainable supply chains.