Partnering to produce deforestation-free commodities

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is the global umbrella partnership that brings together governments, private sector, and civil society organisations to remove deforestation from palm oil, beef, soy, and pulp and paper.

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What Paris Outcomes Mean for Forests

In 2016, outcomes from last year’s climate summit in Paris provide reasons to hope that we can save the world’s remaining tropical forests before it’s too late. Here are the […]

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Five reasons to be hopeful about stopping deforestation

We know that global demand for agricultural and forest commodities is soaring. Predictions suggest the world’s population will reach nine billion by 2050, and more people means more mouths to […]

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General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 will have its first General Assembly, on 10 – 11 March, 2016 at the JW Marriott in Jakarta, Indonesia. Over 80 partners of TFA 2020 […]

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“The success of the action area on Forests relies on effective synergies between state and non-state actors, between investment and forest management — all together rallied behind sustainably managed forests as a common goal.”

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of Peru

“It is only with bold commitments, leadership, cooperation and tenacity that it will be possible to safeguard the world’s forests…there can be no room for failure.”

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

“There’s no climate change solution without forests. We need to move beyond the speeches and declarations to accelerated implementation; but for that we need to have the right incentives in place.”

Felipe Calderon, Former President of Mexico

“Halting tropical deforestation while restoring degraded forest and agricultural landscapes is essential. TFA2020, aided by the World Economic Forum’s strong record of convening diverse groups to help solve important problems, could become one of the most effective public-private partnerships striving towards this goal.”

Tine Sundtoft, Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment

“Tackling deforestation will deliver huge benefits, including greater food security, improved livelihoods for millions of small farmers, more prosperous rural economies and above all, a more stable climate.”

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever

Governance

TFA 2020 is a global public-private partnership. Its governance serves the needs of partners from three sectors: business, government, and civil society. Specifically, TFA 2020 is committed to reducing tropical deforestation related to key global commodities by 2020, starting with soy, beef, palm oil, and paper and pulp. Its governance has this mission at its core.

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How can Indonesia extinguish its forest fires for good?

In recent months, Indonesia has again come under the international spotlight for a problem that has dogged the country for more than two decades – haze resulting from uncontrolled and […]

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What Paris Outcomes Mean for Forests

In 2016, outcomes from last year’s climate summit in Paris provide reasons to hope that we can save the world’s remaining tropical forests before it’s too late. Here are the […]

Read more

Five reasons to be hopeful about stopping deforestation

We know that global demand for agricultural and forest commodities is soaring. Predictions suggest the world’s population will reach nine billion by 2050, and more people means more mouths to […]

Read more

Is the world keeping its promise to protect forests?

This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum Agenda, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org. The world is making sluggish progress towards meeting an international goal of at least […]

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Why We Need to Include Indigenous Peoples in Climate Plans

This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum Agenda, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org. The role of the world’s more than 370 million indigenous peoples in fighting climate […]

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TFA Partners

Partners are the entities (institutions, organizations, companies, and governments) that commit to and support the goals and mission of TFA 2020.