Taking a closer look at the impact of land use change on carbon stored in trees and plants

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We work to understand the environmental impacts of the biofuels we supply, and to disclose this information to stakeholders.

We have always looked in detail at land use change within our supply chain, and at the carbon emissions that could be created. But we also want to go further, to understand the wider causes of land use change and where and why biocarbon reserves are at risk.

From this work, we have recognised the potential benefits of making more detailed information about biocarbon reserves available - to help responsible businesses, policy makers, environmental organisations and consumers take more informed decisions about sustainable agricultural development.

To this end, we have developed a unique interactive web tool called BioCarbon Tracker to provide a clear picture of global biocarbon reserves at risk from agricultural development. Delivered through the world’s highest resolution interactive carbon map, this technology provides the ability to preserve the world’s endangered carbon stocks through better land management.

BioCarbon Tracker has been endorsed by the University of Edinburgh and the UK’s National Centre for Earth Observation and been presented to the European Commission.

www.biocarbontracker.com

 

Case study:

BioCarbon Tracker

Mapping our supply chain on BioCarbon Tracker

We have mapped the areas that produce our biofuel crops on the BioCarbon Tracker interactive web map.

By looking at our suppliers in the context of carbon reserves, we can evaluate risk and prioritise our actions effectively.

We encourage other businesses to follow our lead.

View our supply chain on the BioCarbon Tracker interactive web map.

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