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Deforestation is one of the greatest challenges we face today. Each hour many forests are lost due to deforestation, agriculture, and other unsustainable practices such as fuelwood harvesting Globally, the impact of these practices accounts for around 24% of greenhouse gas emissions. However, many companies have committed to addressing these issues, including by reducing or eliminating deforestation from their supply chains.

This site serves as a resource for companies seeking to reduce the impact of their supply chains on deforestation and the associated greenhouse gas emissions.  It provides information for procurement managers on countries, states or provinces (“jurisdictions”) that are making demonstrable progress reducing deforestation while respecting social and environmental safeguards, and are monitoring the results of these efforts. It also provides useful information on the commodities being produced in these jurisdictions to facilitate commodity sourcing. Finally, it provides in-depth information on jurisdictional programs, facilitating stakeholder transparency. More information on the Commodities/Jurisdictions approach can be found here.

Recognized Standards

To date, two global standards have been recognized as consistent with the criteria established for jurisdictional forest and climate programs. These are:

  • The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s Carbon Fund Methodological Framework
  • The Verified Carbon Standard’s Jurisdictional and Nested REDD framework (Scenarios 2 and 3)

Jurisdictional Programs accepted under these standards are assumed to meet the established criteria. More information on these standards can be found here.

Jurisdictional Programs

Information on jurisdictional programs that have demonstrated consistency with the established criteria [1] can be found here:

[1] Disclaimer: Inclusion of a jurisdictional program on this website represents the best judgement of a group of independent experts that the jurisdictional program meets the criteria outlined here. It does not imply endorsement by any institution or individual, nor any legal obligation. The individual experts do not guarantee the accuracy of the data provided by the jurisdictional programs and accept no responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of their use.