Sustainable trade and peatland management for emissions reduction and community livelihoods

Growing and trading commodities while protecting and sustainably managing forests and other natural ecosystems from agricultural encroachment is crucial for meeting development and climate targets both nationally and internationally.

Although they pose environmental risks, agricultural commodities also improve livelihoods by contributing to economic development, poverty alleviation and food security.

They were a major topic last month at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, as leaders of  more than 25 countries – including Indonesia – signed a joint statement affirming their commitment to the Forests, Agriculture and Commodity Trade Dialogue, establishing trade and market development, smallholder support, traceability and transparency, and research, development and innovation as key areas of focus.

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