How much tropical deforestation does Germany import and consume, in the form of soy, palm oil and other agricultural commodities produced around the world?
What opportunities does an importing country have to address the risk of deforestation linked to its consumption?
Global trade flows lend complexity to these questions, as commodities may be exported, processed into other goods and re-exported repeatedly, before their final consumption. Trase, supported by Germany's agency for international cooperation (GIZ) through funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will present new findings and analysis, which explore different aspects of Germany’s exposure to deforestation risk in unprecedented breadth and detail.
- Lisa Kirfel-Rühle, Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains, BMZ
- Katja Albrecht, Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains (INA), GIZ
- Chris West, Senior Research Fellow, University of York / Trase
- Simon Croft, Research Fellow, University of York / Trase
- Mark Titley, Research Associate, Trase