011 New Age of Radical Transparency

36 minutes

Today we examine an amazing new tool called "Trase", which launched at year-end climate talks in Marrakesh, Morocco.

It shows you something we've always known was there, but could never see: namely, 320,000 supply threads, going from individual municipalities in Brazil, through local brokers, to importers in countries around the world.

With it, you can see which trading companies are buying soybeans form municipalities where farmers are chopping forests to grow them, and companies can see, too.

It's a tool that good companies can use to reduce their impact on forests, and that watchdogs can use to keep bad companies honest. 

Read the companion story on Ecosystem Marketplace:

Can “Radical Transparency” Save Forests And Slow Climate Change?

Bionic Planet is also available on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, and elsewhere.

More episodes from Bionic Planet: Reversing Climate Change by Restoring Nature

065 | Carbon Negative Carpets and Interface's Climate Neutral Journey

Carpetmaker Interface has won accolades for its carbon-negative carpet, the manufacture of which pulls more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than …

064 | Race to Zero: Meet the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon

What do Bill Gates, Mark Carney, Annette Nazareth, and Agustin Silvani have in common? They all believe that well-designed voluntary carbon markets …

063 | COVID-19 and the 2020 Emissions Chasm Report

The UN's Emissions Gap Report showed that the current Paris Agreement Climate Plans (NDCs )will leave us nowhere near where we need to be to avert a climate catastrophe.

Will Burns of the …

062 | At What Temperature Do Forests Stop Absorbing Carbon?

Today I speak with environmental scientist Jason Funk, who runs the Land Use and Climate Knowledge Initiative (LUCKI) about the important findings of a paper called "Long-term thermal …

061 | Seaweed, Cities, and Mangroves: The Blue Carbon Story

In this episode, we speak with oceanographer and sedimentologist Steve Crooks, one of the world's leading authorities on coastal ecosystems and …

060 | What The Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Meeting the Climate Challenge (Encore Presentation)

In this episode, which originally aired in October, 2018, we speak with the Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, who says climate change and civil rights are inexorably intertwined, and not just …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to 065 | Carbon Negative Carpets and Interface's Climate Neutral Journey
41:15
Start listening to 065 | Carbon Negative Carpets and Interface's Climate Neutral Journey
41:15