Map flows of forest-risk commodities with new online tool TRASE

Related GLP Member: Javier Godar, Patrick Meyfroidt

Trase (Transparency for Sustainable Economies), an online platform developed by Stockholm Environment Institute and the Global Canopy Programme, brings unprecedented transparency to flows of forest-risk commodities. Trase dynamically maps and visualizes the movement of commodities such as Brazilian soy from the specific production localities to the importers in consumer countries around the world. Trase reveals the fate of almost the entire internationally traded volume of the commodity and identifies the various actors (traders, exporters, importers, shippers) all along the supply chain. Trase complements this mapping with other information to create a powerful decision-support tool for governments and companies. Officially launched at COP22, Trase is is presently focused on internationally traded Brazilian soy. By 2017, Trase's coverage should include all traded Latin American soy, followed by beef from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and on to other major commodities including Colombian coffee, Brazilian timber and Indonesian palm oil. In five years, the aim is for Trase to cover more than 70% of total production of major forest risk commodities.

For more info contact GLP Members:
Javier Godar: javier.godar@sei-international.org
Patrick Meyfroidt: patrick.meyfroidt@uclouvain.be