🌍 The need to tackle ‘imported deforestation’ explains the growing interest in developing ‘zero-deforestation’ supply chains. The main cause of deforestation is the conversion of forests into agricultural land, which notably includes monoculture tree plantations. In developing and emerging countries a signiﬁcant share of converted land is used for producing export commodities.
The GCCA+ initiative contributes to reducing deforestation through various projects, for example by supporting the development of a sustainable and inclusive rubber tree value chain in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sustainable coffee production and forest ecosystem conservation through integrated landscape management in Ethiopia, and sustainable and innovative agricultural value chains in the Brazilian Amazon.
The conservation of natural and diversified forests is strategically important as biodiversity is a critical ally to address both climate change mitigation & adaptation. 🌱
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