1. Certification and beyond: Solutions for responsible agro-commodity governance


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    Soy and palm oil are important global commodities. What progress is made, and what are major recommendations to improve the governance of their value chains and landscapes? This short video highlights the voices of expert partners from IUCN NL, Both ENDS and Wetlands International in Latin America and Indonesia and comes up with a 3 point action agenda. See also www.ecosystem-alliance.org for more information

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    • Orangutan flash mob!


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      Orangutan flash mob video from Sydney rainforest action to protest inadequate action by the Australian government to protect the rainforest of the Asia-Pacific region.

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      • UNEP and RSPO partner to raise profile of Sustainable Palm Oil


        from RSPO Secretariat Added 29 0 0

        14 November, 2014 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to raise the global awareness of sustainable palm oil and generate market demand for an important commodity that has the potential to play a key role in preserving the earth’s biodiversity.

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        • Improving Market Access in Palm Oil: The PIND Perspective


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          This film shows the research that has informed PIND's approach to palm oil, and what the Foundation is doing to improve pro-poor market opportunities in the palm oil sector in the Niger Delta.

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          • PIND Annual Report 2013: Ideas Tested and Insights Gained


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            PIND projects continue to bear fruit and yield lessons increases year after year. Keep up to date with PIND's projects by visiting our website: www.pindfoundation.org

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            • RSPO’s two online systems, eTrace and GreenPalm, are connecting.


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              RSPO’s two online systems, eTrace and GreenPalm, are connecting and will be live for users as of January 2015. eTrace and GreenPalm provide reliable and effective platforms for the tracking of certified physical palm oil and the trading of certificates respectively. To ensure that certified palm oil is traded with a sustainability claim only once (either as physical or as certificates) a manual reconciliation is done. As of January 2015, the two systems will be connected to make this process more efficient and to ensure the volumes of certified oil are tracked real time – whether traded physically or as certificates. The certified volume in eTrace can then either be delivered and entered in eTrace as physical palm oil or it can be allocated into certificates which can then be traded in GreenPalm. In this way the members will have a precise overview of their certified volumes and certificates that they can trade with an RSPO sustainability claim. The connection of eTrace and GreenPalm will increase the transparency along the supply chain even more and will further contribute to the production of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

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              • RSPO European Conference London 2014


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                Highlights of the day

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                • Unilever and Solidaridad partner to improve the lives of 1 million people DUTCH


                  from Solidaridad Network Added 32 0 0

                  Today Unilever and Solidaridad announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of 1 million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. This agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual ‘Partner to Win Supplier Summit’ in London. Read more http://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/news/unilever-and-solidaridad-partner-to-improve-the-lives-of-1-million-people

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                  • The Panda gets animated and transforms markets


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                    http://www.wwf.org.au/markets WWF aims to improve the way basic commodities are produced -- to reduce environmental impacts while delivering social and economic benefits. However, this is no small task. How can WWF influence the buying habits of seven billion consumers or the production practices of 1.5 billion producers globally? The key is to work with the largest companies with the greatest influence on commodity supply chains: the big retailers, brand owners, manufacturers, processors, traders and bankers.

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