Projets / Projects

* INVALUABLE, projet sur les instruments de marché pour la conservation de la biodiversité / project on market-based instruments in the context of biodiversity conservation


Governing global value chains to protect local environments


The protection of our natural heritage must be considered in the light of globalization. For example, 85% of palm oil produced in Malaysia, which is responsible for 80% of deforestation in this country, is exported and represents an important source of foreign income and employment for the country. In this context, the organization of counteractive forces has also become global: confrontations and dialogues between international NGOs and transnational corporations have led to the multiplication of voluntary business initiatives and labels. While this form of regulation has delivered improvements, it has not (yet) been at an adequate scale. And the somewhat marginalized producer states have recently increased their resistance on the grounds of foreign interference that is undermining their objectives of growth and participation in international markets.


IDDRI’s action in this area aims to:

  • assist local authorities and donors in reconciling development strategies with those of biodiversity;
  • help NGO-business platforms identify new levers of action and new regulatory modalities.


To do so, this initiative is based on:

  • the study of global value chains of agri-food commodities and local supply chains (palm oil, tuna, cocoa);
  • the discussion of regulatory options by all actors in the sector.


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