The Little Book of Big Deforestation Drivers



Over the last decade the demand for agricultural products for food, feed and fuel and the production of globally traded forest risk commodities (palm oil, beef, soya, and timber) have been responsible for driving over 50% of tropical deforestation, which has major impacts on climate change, the provision of ecosystem services, and the sustainability of long term economic development.

The Little Book of Big Deforestation Drivers, launched at COP 19 on the 18th November 2013, outlines the global context to the drivers of deforestation, provides a detailed overview of the most critical forest risk commodity supply chains, and presents a clear and realistic framework of 24 regulatory, market and supply chain catalysts that can act to reduce deforestation caused by these commodities.


Rautner, M.
Leggett, M.
Davis, F.