Deforestation

    Deforestation is a critical global challenge with serious environmental, social, and economic implications. 

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the world’s leading organization for assessing climate change. Their latest report lays out how to reduce the economic damage caused by deforestation: conservation, improved management, and restoration of forests and other ecosystems. 

    From 2001 to 2015, just seven agricultural commodities accounted for more than a quarter of global tree cover loss: cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee and plantation wood fibre. Finding ways to farm without cutting down forests is critical. 

    As governments and international organizations are increasingly developing new policies and frameworks to preserve the world’s forests, ITC has been exploring current and emerging policies, as well as private initiatives in key countries and regions. 

    Each country faces unique challenges and opportunities in tackling deforestation within their borders and in their international trade relations. ITC can provide the tools to adapt and take climate action via trade. The resources on this page provide further details on ITC’s work and support for deforestation-free global value chains.

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    ITC contact

    Vladimir
    Hernandez
    Email
    vhernandez [at] intracen.org
    Michaela
    Summerer
    Email
    msummerer [at] intracen.org
    EUDR Focal Point
    Mathieu
    Lamolle
    Email
    mathieu.lamolle [at] intracen.org