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United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Green Commodities
A Market-Based Approach to
Sustainable D...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
The Global Commodity Sector
Scope and Scale:
– Largest em...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Agriculture in Developing
Economies (1997)
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Commodity Production In Asia
and the Pacific
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Benefits of Agricultural
Commodity Production
Growth
Inc...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
The Environmental Costs:
Pollution
Deforestation
Enviro...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
The Social Costs:
Health and poor working conditions
Exp...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Why it matters to us:
The UNDP Mandate
The UN System’s pr...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Development assistance as a
solution
Poverty alleviation ...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
The alternative approach:
Leveraging the power of markets...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Examples:
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
What we’re doing:
The Green Commodities Facility
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Advantages
Sustainable
Profitable
Environmentally- and ...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
GCF: Country Programmes
 National platforms delivering po...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
GCF Support
 Extension Services
 Innovative financing me...
United Nations Development Programme
Regional Centre in Bangkok
Thank You
joseph.dcruz@undp.org
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Green Commodities: A market-based approach to Sustainable Development

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Green Commodities: A market-based approach to Sustainable Development

  1. 1. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Green Commodities A Market-Based Approach to Sustainable Development Joseph D’Cruz Regional Advisor, Environment and Sustainable Development UNDP
  2. 2. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok The Global Commodity Sector Scope and Scale: – Largest employer, largest source of GDP, largest source of exports and foreign exchange for most developing countries
  3. 3. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Agriculture in Developing Economies (1997)
  4. 4. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Commodity Production In Asia and the Pacific
  5. 5. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Benefits of Agricultural Commodity Production Growth Incomes Poverty Alleviation
  6. 6. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok The Environmental Costs: Pollution Deforestation Environmental Degradation Loss of Biodiversity and Natural Resource Base
  7. 7. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok The Social Costs: Health and poor working conditions Exploitation of workers (including women and children) Loss of land tenure Loss of environmental resources from forest conversion
  8. 8. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Why it matters to us: The UNDP Mandate The UN System’s primary development agency Sustainable Human Development The Millennium Development Goals
  9. 9. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Development assistance as a solution Poverty alleviation projects Alternative livelihoods Environmental conservation projects Health, education, etc.
  10. 10. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok The alternative approach: Leveraging the power of markets Integrating sustainability into commodity production Catalyzing markets for premium sustainably-produced ‘Green’ commodities
  11. 11. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Examples:
  12. 12. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok What we’re doing: The Green Commodities Facility
  13. 13. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Advantages Sustainable Profitable Environmentally- and Socially- beneficial Market access and market positioning
  14. 14. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok GCF: Country Programmes  National platforms delivering policy development and technical advice for green commodities within target countries.  In Thailand: – Rice – Shrimp – Bamboo – Sugar
  15. 15. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok GCF Support  Extension Services  Innovative financing mechanisms  Reviewing carbon footprints of supply chains  Information sharing  Scale up of pilots  Assist governments in land use planning for agricultural commodities (including forestry).  Technical assistance and training to farmers and businesses  Provision of credit and financial services through partnerships with financial institutions  Reform of policies and regulations  Verification of achievement of environmental and social practices  Increasing access to markets
  16. 16. United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre in Bangkok Thank You joseph.dcruz@undp.org

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