Useful Websites

  • 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.

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  • Img Walmart Sustainability Hub

    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.

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  • Img Indonesia’s Sustainable Districts Association

    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.

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  • Img Governors Climate

    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.

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  • Img Landscale

    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.

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  • Img Verified Sourcing Areas (VSAs)

    Verified Sourcing Areas (VSAs): Changing the way landscapes are managed from individual production unit level to whole area verification

    VSAs, developed by IDH, is a new area-based mechanism to help links companies that are keen to source sustainable commodities with production areas, aiming to reward the sustainability of whole regions and have impacts on multiple targets at once. IDH is currently piloting VSAs in jurisdictions in Brazil and Indonesia.

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  • Img Mato Grosso Web

    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)

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