Reducing Supply Chain Deforestation: Civil Society Backgrounder and Inventory

April 2013

This paper by Climate Advisers managing director of research and policy Michael Wolosin and associate Cecilia Springer identifies success stories, emerging strategies, and existing NGO actions and efforts to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the production and trade of key global commodities. Michael and Cecilia have been facilitating civil society stakeholder input to the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 – a new alliance of governments and companies with the same goal. This background study, based on interviews with more than 20 civil society experts, will help identify opportunities for new partnerships and actions through the TFA.