Trase.earth: Deforestation and Supply-Chain Investigations
At this free workshop, you’ll learn about the importance of covering forest-risk commodity trading, the impacts of the production of key commodities, such as soy, beef and palm oil, on deforestation of tropical forest regions, in particular of the Amazon and Cerrado, and how to use the Trase platform to conduct your own investigations into environmental and other impacts of corporate supply chains.
The session will have a live demo of the platform, as well as covering how to use Trase and the data behind it for journalistic research. Global Canopy’s Andre Vasconcelos and Cristiane Fontes will be joined by The Economist’s Brazil Correspondent, Sarah Esther Maslin, to discuss the ways she used Trase in her research for a 2020 investigation into the soya and beef firms responsible for Amazonian deforestation and their supply chains.
You can watch a recording of the session below
This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Date: 5 July 2021
Time: 12:00 till 13:30 (BST London, UK time).
Group size: max 30 people.
Class duration: 1hr 30min x 1 times a day x 1 day
Level of participation: medium, with regular Q&A sections
This course will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:
Camera and audio
This course will be hosted on Zoom. To find out more about how we use Zoom, please check out our Zoom InfoSec page.
- 5 July 2021 12.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
The COVID-19 response has put a spotlight on health sector spending, be it protective equipment for front-line staff, vaccines, or medicines. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies each year and spending on health is one of the largest areas – and also one of the most opaque.