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Major trends and challenges in the production and consumption of agricultural commodities compliant with voluntary sustainability standards (VSS): IISD launches a new commodities series kicking off with coffee, cacao, tea and sugar

Hundreds of voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) have emerged over the last three decades as market tools that enhance sustainable development in the agriculture sector. The production of VSS-compliant commodities has continued to grow, reaching at least 34.5 per cent of coffee’s global prod...

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Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining

Speakers: Laura Turley and Matthew Wenban-Smith, Associates, IISD Date: December 5, 2018 Description: Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing th...

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