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

Start date 21 Sep 2017

Start time9:00 EDT / 14:00 GMT - 10:00 EDT / 15:00 GMT
Organised by: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and Innovation Forum
Location: Web

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The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains, prepared by Climate Focus and published by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, is intended to serve as a framework for action at the global and regional level in order to accelerate progress in addressing commodity-driven deforestation.

By proposing a shared set of priorities, the Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 aims to improve collaboration and coordination among stakeholders to address commodity-driven deforestation.

Join this webinar, co-hosted by Innovation Forum and TFA 2020, to:

  • Understand the 10 priority areas laid out in the Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020
  • Learn how the findings in the report can inform your action plans
  • Hear from others leading successful partnerships
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration

 


Background

The production of agricultural commodities is a key driver of deforestation, contributing 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Demand for commodities like beef, soy and palm oil is rising at a rapid rate, fuelled by growing populations with increased incomes. A global movement to eliminate the deforestation that is embedded in the world’s global agricultural supply chains by 2020 has emerged.

Many companies have made commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. Back in 2010, the Consumer Goods Forum pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020 in beef, soy, palm oil, pulp and paper supply chains. Since 2014, more than 190 government, non-governmental and corporate entities committed to the elimination of all deforestation driven by agricultural commodities by 2020 by signing the New York Declaration on Forests.

Despite strong momentum, independent assessments indicate that the international community will miss its target of eliminating commodity-driven deforestation by 2020 if efforts are not increased and accelerated. To help address this need – the Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 report by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 – lays out 10 priority areas that company executives, policy-makers and civil society leaders should focus on in order to accelerate progress in addressing commodity-driven deforestation.

The Agenda reflects the views of more than 250 stakeholders, following extensive consultations facilitated by the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). The Agenda is backed by a data-driven assessment of priority areas with the biggest potential to reduce commodity-driven deforestation. It proposes a number of generally applicable and commodity-specific recommendations that are mutually supportive and interlinked. Many of the activities outlined in the Agenda depend on a number of complementary actions targeting different actors and related, or underlying causes, of deforestation. The Agenda aims to help stakeholders coordinate such actions.

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

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and Innovation Forum

21 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017

Location: Web

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