Green Jurisdictions Database
In April 2021, the Green Jurisdictions Database was launched by the Earth Innovation Institute to provide up-to-date information on the progress of tropical forest jurisdictions, mainly at province/state level, to low-carbon development. At present, the database includes subnational jurisdictions in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, and Peru. Data provided includes the jurisdictions’ advances in areas including forest conservation as well as information on agricultural commodities, governance and economic development.
IDH Landscapes Initiative
Through this new initiative, IDH brings together businesses, governments, farmers, communities and civil society to build sustainable governance models in tropical sourcing areas, or landscapes. Through the ‘Production, Protection, Inclusion’ approach, landscape or jurisdictional-level coalitions commit to grow agricultural products sustainably (Production), safeguard forests and natural resources (Protection), and to ensure thriving communities (Inclusion).
SourceUp: A New Supply Chain Sustainability Solution by IDH and Partners
SourceUp is a new solution which aims to connect markets with local sustainability action in commodity producing areas. Through sharing relevant and accurate data, it increases transparency, helping companies make sourcing decisions that will deliver on sustainability commitments, help whole landscapes become more sustainable and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action
Seventeen global consumer good brands, retailers, and manufacturers have joined hands to work together and use their collective voice to accelerate systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging. One component of the Coalition’s work is focused on engagement in key production landscapes.
Walmart Sustainability Hub: Scaling Regional Forest Conservation through Place-based Approaches
The webpage aims to support Walmart’s suppliers, particularly those sourcing beef, soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, coffee, or cocoa, to complement their supply chain efforts by engaging in the jurisdictional approach to promote forest conservation at scale. The microsite includes steps for companies to engage, focusing in jurisdictions they are already sourcing from, and a list of Walmart’s priority regions.
Indonesia’s Sustainable Districts Association Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
Formally established in 2017, LTKL a collaboration forum established and managed by the district governments to better implement sustainable development. The association has 12 member districts in Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Borneo islands in Indonesia, and enjoy the support of dozens of CSO partners at local and national levels. LTKL priority topics include sustainable commodities, prevention of forest and peat fires, and conservation and restoration.
Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF TF)
The GCF TF is a collaboration platform with 38 states and provinces in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe containing one-third of the world’s forests. These subnational administrations are working together to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promoting pathways to achieve these objectives while continuing to develop their rural areas.
LandScale: Driving improvements in sustainability across landscapes
LandScale is a tool to help drive landscape-scale sustainability that is being developed by the Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance, the Rainforest Alliance and Verra. The tool will provide measurable indicators of sustainability in commodity-producing areas, which may also cover whole jurisdictions. Early versions of the framework are being tested in Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico.
Mato Grosso Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI): A Working Model of the Jurisdictional Approach in Brazil
The PCI in Mato Groso, Brazil’s largest agricultural producing region, aims to produce more while conserving natural resources and including smallholders and indigenous people in economic development. The page includes resources and ways to engage in PCI, including a deforestation risk map, and complements the PCI website (in Portuguese)