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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Colombia’s Opportunity to Accelerate Deforestation-Free Growth and Development

Today, the government of Colombia, in collaboration with international and domestic partners from the public and private sector, launched the […]

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A 10-Point Plan to Stop Tropical Forest Deforestation

Press Release Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, Tel.: +41 (0)79 201 0211; The Tropical Forest Alliance […]

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Why we need collaboration to save the world’s forests

Almost three years after its adoption, the New York Declaration on Forests remains a landmark moment in the global fight […]

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Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 Report

The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains,  is intended to serve […]

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Webinar – The Road to 2020: Accelerating Action to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

Register here The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains, prepared by […]

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Going “All In” to Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation

An Insights Sharing & Collaborative Networking Event NYC Climate Week  Official Affiliated Event Wednesday, September 20 ¦ 4:00 pm – […]

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How business can tackle deforestation

Innovation Forum is partnering with Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, to deliver the third ‘How business can tackle deforestation’ conference in southeast […]

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Africa Palm Oil Initiative Regional Meeting 2017

TFA 2020 Africa Palm Oil Initiative Regional Meeting brings together delegates from government, companies and civil society organisations from ten […]

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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


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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Publications Update: Annual Report 2018 and TFA 2020 Insight Reports

TFA 2020 is excited to announce the publication of its Annual Report 2018, featuring regional activity highlights from TFA 2020’s […]

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New Director Sought for Building on Progress of TFA 2020

The World Economic Forum is seeking a new  Director of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 to succeed Marco Albani in […]

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Sprint to 2020: Getting deforestation out of commodities – how far are we from the finishing line?

Deforestation is contributing irrefutably to climate change, putting natural resources and livelihoods at risk. With two years left to deliver […]

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5 reasons the future’s bright for Africa’s forests

By Ben Aschenaki and Victoria Wiafe-Duah The threats to the forests of the world are well documented and seen globally. Climate […]

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Accelerating Production, Protection and Inclusion in the Cocoa Sector

By Daan Wensing, Director, Landscapes & Deforestation Related Commodities Program, IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative Bringing commitments to action for zero net […]

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