Trase Yearbook 2020

The state of forest risk supply chains

A review of commodity deforestation and expansion, the traders and markets that dominate exports and their exposure to associated deforestation risk, and the effectiveness of zero-deforestation commitments for half of global trade in forest-risk commodities.

Expansion and deforestation

Expansion and deforestation

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Traders and markets

Traders and markets

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Hotspots of risk exposure

Hotspots of risk exposure

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Deforestation commitments

Deforestation commitments

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Argentinian soy

Cake, oil exports link EU, India to Chaco deforestation

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Expansion and deforestation

4 kha

Soy deforestation in the Chaco in 2018

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Traders and markets

51%

Deforestation risk linked to exports of the top 5 soy exporters in 2018

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Hotspots of risk exposure

2%

Soy-producing departments accounting for more than 50% of soy deforestation risk linked to exports in 2018

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Deforestation commitments

44%

Share of soy deforestation risk linked to exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2018

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Brazilian beef

The leading direct driver of deforestation in Latin America

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Expansion and deforestation

987 kha

Pasture deforestation in 2017

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Traders and markets

74%

Deforestation risk linked to exports of the top 5 beef exporters in 2017

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Hotspots of risk exposure

2%

Beef-producing municipalities accounting for more than 50% of cattle deforestation risk linked to exports in 2017

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Deforestation commitments

48%

Share of cattle deforestation risk linked to exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2017

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Brazilian chicken

A thousand times lower deforestation risk than beef exports

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Expansion and deforestation

3 kha

Soy deforestation risk from feed for domestic and exported chicken in 2018

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Traders and markets

N/A

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Hotspots of risk exposure

N/A

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Deforestation commitments

N/A

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Brazilian soy

Deforestation risk highly concentrated in the Cerrado

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Expansion and deforestation

120 kha

Soy deforestation in 2018

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Traders and markets

46%

Deforestation risk linked to exports of the top 5 soy exporters in 2018

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Hotspots of risk exposure

1%

Soy-producing municipalities accounting for more than 50% of soy deforestation risk linked to exports in 2018

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Deforestation commitments

43%

Share of soy deforestation risk linked to exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2018

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Indonesian palm oil

Major steps towards sector-wide traceability

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Expansion and deforestation

77 kha

Palm oil deforestation in Indonesia in 2015

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Traders and markets

73%

Deforestation risk linked to exports of the top 5 palm oil exporters in 2015

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Hotspots of risk exposure

6%

Palm oil-producing districts accounting for more than 50% of palm oil deforestation risk linked to exports in 2015

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Deforestation commitments

78%

Share of palm oil deforestation risk linked to exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2015

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Paraguayan beef

Pace of pasture deforestation slows in the Chaco – but for how long?

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Expansion and deforestation

54 kha

Pasture deforestation in the Chaco in 2018

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Traders and markets

85%

Deforestation risk linked to exports from the Chaco of the top 5 beef exporters in 2018

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Hotspots of risk exposure

17%

Beef-producing departments accounting for more than 50% of cattle deforestation risk linked to exports from the Chaco in 2018

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Deforestation commitments

0%

Beef exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2018

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Paraguayan soy

A thousand times lower deforestation risk than beef exports

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Expansion and deforestation

7 kha

Soy deforestation in 2016

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Traders and markets

70%

Deforestation risk linked to exports of the top 5 soy exporters in 2017

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Hotspots of risk exposure

15%

Soy-producing departments accounting for more than 50% of soy deforestation risk linked to exports in 2017

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Deforestation commitments

58%

Share of soy deforestation risk linked to exports covered by a zero-deforestation commitment in 2017

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