Impact in the forests: the potential for business solutions to combat deforestation in large forest landscapes in Asia

  • 17/05/2016
  • WWF

Small and medium-sized Asian businesses specializing in forest and ecosystem services can play a key role in reducing deforestation in the region, according to a new study. The Impact in the Forests: The potential for business solutions to combat deforestation in large forest landscapes in Asia report, explores ways to create business solutions for deforestation-free trade chains in Asia. Analyzing the policy and entrepreneurial context in three landscapes across Asia, the report highlights how supporting innovative small-scale green businesses could help reverse the current trend where business incentives for promoting deforestation remain greater than those for preventing it. The study shows that this trend persists despite recent deforestation-free commitments made by several countries and the UN push to halt deforestation by 2020.