Supply-Chain Commitments

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Kimberly Carlson, University of Hawai’i Mānoa
Rachael D. Garrett, Boston University
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This project will assess interactions between zero-deforestation commitments and tropical land cover dynamics and identify enabling conditions to improve the likelihood that commitments will achieve stated goals. To achieve these outcomes, this project will synthesize social data on trade dynamics, market conditions, and supply chain commitments and ecological data on tropical land cover change, build a coupled land change-supply chain-trade model, and apply this model to contrast future scenarios of supply chain commitments. This proposal focuses on soy, a leading cause of land cover change in South America, with an eye toward applications for other global commodities and tropical regions, particularly oil palm in Southeast Asia.

Nelson Villoria, Kansas State University
Hsin-Yi Chen, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Hermann Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Robin Barr, TFT
Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo
Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia
Ryan Sarsfield, World Resources Institute
Britaldo Soares-Filho, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Nathalie Walker, National Wildlife Federation
Amanda Cosenza, Archer Daniels Midland
Yann le Polain, Stanford University
Robert Heilmayr, University of California Santa Barbara
Sarah Lake, Global Canopy Programme
Toby Gardner, Stockholm Environment Institute
Jordan Graesser, Boston University
Ilyun Koh, Boston University
Holly Gibbs, University of Wisconsin
Javier Godar, Stockholm Environment Institute
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