Breaking the Link between Commodities and Climate Change

June 2013

The production of just four agricultural commodities is responsible for over half of global deforestation. Companies across the world have realized the threat that deforestation and climate change pose to their supply chains and business models. A new paper prepared by Climate Advisers for seven global NGOs explores the policy opportunities for a promising new public-private partnership – the Tropical Forest Alliance. It sets forth concrete recommendations for how the Obama Administration can work together with the private sector to promote deforestation-free commodities.