Deforestation-free claims: scams or substance?


Zero deforestation, deforestation free, carbon neutral, climate smart — there is no shortage of terms used as market branding to appeal to consumers who want to take personal responsibility for their share of global deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. Do such words have any meaning? How can such things be measured? Is there indeed increased accountability with all these claims? Will smallholder producers be excluded from value chains as their produce is undocumented? Will the global climate problem become more manageable if more consumers buy from such value chains?

van Noordwijk, M.; Dewi, S.; Minang, P.; Simons, T.;
Publications Details
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Year Published: 2017