Trase: Investigating Deforestation in Supply Chains
Global trade in soy, beef, palm oil and other agricultural commodities is driving tropical deforestation. Governments, businesses and financial institutions have pledged to halt deforestation, but only with transparency in supply chains can these commitments be meaningfully assessed. This session introduces Trase, a data-driven transparency initiative which maps the international trade and financing of forest risk commodities – providing free online data tools and analysis that journalists can use in supply chains investigations. Trase researcher André Vasconcelos will discuss how to access and use Trase, while Jessica Brice, Senior Editor for Latin America, Bloomberg News will share her experience of using Trase to report on how beef supply chains affect the Amazon. Moderated by Jolene Tan, communications lead for Trase.
Part of the CIJ Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI)
- Trase’s supply chain tools
- Example of use of Trase data: Trase highlights UK’s role in financing deforestation
- How big beef is fuelling the Amazon’s destruction (Bloomberg story)
- 30 June 2022 14.40–15.40 Timezone: BST (UK Time)