Brazil on the wrong track
To protect tropical forests in Brazil, commodities traders have made voluntary commitments to avoid buying soybeans grown in areas that have recently been deforested. Two new studies reveal just how inadequate these guidelines are in protecting Brazil from deforestation and assess the potential effect of implementing the commitments on a much larger scale.
• Gollnow F, Cammelli F, Carlson K, Garrett R.
Gaps in Adoption and Implementation Limit the Current and Potential Effectiveness of Zero-Deforestation Supply Chain Policies for Soy.
Environmental Research Letters 28 October 2022, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac97f6call_made
• Villoria N, Garrett R, Gollnow F, Carlson K.
Leakage Does Not Fully Offset Soy Supply-Chain Efforts to Reduce Deforestation in Brazil.
Nature Communications 13, 5476 (2022), doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-33213-zcall_made
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