Archive - Author: Lucy Cox

Development of Brazilian soy Due Diligence system underway

BVRio is using its extensive experience of creating and managing its successful timber due diligence software, to create a new Big Data based service for imports of Brazilian Soy into the UK and EU. The development project, funded by the Waterloo Foundation, aims to address a key cause of deforestation in Brazil; soy production. Brazil […]


Championing the role of women in the green economy

For the past decade, BVRio has worked to develop and promote market mechanisms in support of the green economy, with social inclusion a core BVRio value. We believe everyone should benefit from the green economy and we seek to support the most vulnerable people working in the sectors we focus on. Supporting women in the […]

Anniversary project case study timber

Promoting legal tropical timber trade – moving the focus to protect overused species in Ghana

Project dates: 2020-2021 Funder/s: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Collaborators/s: The Forestry Commission of Ghana, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) Initiative type/s: Tool, Advocacy The Problem There are more than 50,000 species of timber in the world, but only a small proportion of these […]


Corresponding Adjustments and their Impact on NDCs and Additionality

Published on Ecosystems Marketplace, this opinion piece by BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, aims to illustrate the impacts of corresponding adjustments on voluntary carbon markets, a useful analysis to inform policymakers and market players as to when to require the use of adjustments. Enthusiasm for international carbon trading must be tempered by the need to […]


Reverse Logistics Credits – A social and environmental innovation to address urban waste and recycling

Project date/s: October 2012 to October 2013 Funder/s: Oak Foundation, ClimateWorks Foundation, UKFCDO Collaborator/s: National Association of Catadores Initiative type: Tool   The problem In 2010, Brazilian legislation introduced a form of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) requiring producers or importers in selected sectors to ensure the products they sold were collected and disposed of in […]


The EU proposal to reduce deforestation, what does it mean for the timber sector?

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU consumption of certain commodities. If enacted, the proposed regulation would repeal the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), therefore, having relevant implications for this sector. In this article, BVRio outlines some of the features of this proposal. The proposed […]