In addition to concerns about deforestation, the cattle industry in the Chaco region of Paraguay has been linked to reports, including by the UN Human Rights Council, of slave labour, child labour and encroachment into indigenous land. None of the five top exporter groups in 2018 has made any public commitment to eliminate forced labour and child labour from their supply chains, and given that four out of five of these companies have slaughterhouses or headquarters in or close to the area, it is almost certain that they source beef from the Chaco.
5 Dec 2023
Commodity-driven deforestation and peatland loss emits more carbon than Germany
As all eyes turn to the climate talks at COP28, Trase quantifies the greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and peatland degradation linked to countries’ production and consumption of beef, soy, palm oil and other commodities.
Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
The rate of deforestation and land conversion driven by the expansion of pasture for beef production in Brazil increased by 60% between 2016 and 2020, while the Amazon and Cerrado continue to be cleared despite zero-deforestation commitments made by beef producers.
10 Aug 2023
Supporting the EU deforestation regulation’s benchmarking system
Trase and Proforest have published recommendations for establishing a fair and effective risk benchmarking to underpin the EU deforestation regulation.
5 Jun 2023
How data can make the EU's deforestation regulation fair and workable
Many businesses are seeking clarity on how the EU deforestation regulation will be implemented, especially its proposed classification of countries by risk levels. The success of the law can be boosted by the EU closely engaging producing countries and using the best available deforestation data - including zooming in on regions within countries when considering risk.
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New guidance helps financial institutions grapple with deforestation due diligence
New guidance on deforestation due diligence by Global Canopy, Neural Alpha and SEI helps banks and investors identify, prevent and mitigate the risks of deforestation, conversion and associated human rights abuse in financial portfolios.
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