We are working with governments, farmers and industry to leverage agriculture, agricultural wastes and forestry to develop low carbon and climate-smart feedstocks, chemicals, fuels, energy and consumer products to aid organizations in achieving their net-zero carbon transitions. Additionally, our team is working with the global insurance and finance sectors and technologists to develop pathways and products to monitor, verify, insure and finance the voluntary carbon market as well as examining the geotechnical and operational opportunities for carbon capture and sequestration.
CHILD LABOR IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST PALM EXPORTING COUNTRIES
shannon erikson, elena taylor, whitney woerner, dr. jay golden
A team of graduate student researchers have undertaken a deep dive into the child labor practices within the global palm industry and present a compelling and balanced analysis of collective actions that need to be taken to reverse these trends. While some organizations and activists call for a ban on the use of palm, our team discussed how this can potentially have even greater impacts to the people and communities we should be supporting through more effective policies and investments.