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The Value of Regional Sustainability Initiatives

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Solidaridad Asia and Aidenvironment have written a joint paper on regional sustainability initiatives. These initiatives group key public and private stakeholders from key producing and consuming countries around a common sustainability agenda.

As Asia has become the center of gravity of trade dynamics in various commodities, Solidaridad Asia has initiated regional sustainability initiatives as a new pathway to promote sustainable production and trade. The paper explores how these initiatives can fill the gap between international value chain initiatives and national initiatives in producing countries. Experiences from palm oil, tea and other initiatives show their potential for knowledge exchange and for trade and policy alignment between key trading nations. They can also be effective mechanisms for coordinating and aligning national initiatives. The paper also identifies success factors in managing such initiatives to help others who wish to set up similar initiatives.

You can find the publication here.

Please contact Jan Willem Molenaar for more information.