Going “All In” to Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation

Start date 20 Sep 2017

Start time16:00 EST - 20:00 EST
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Location: New York City, NY

An Insights Sharing & Collaborative Networking Event

NYC Climate Week  Official Affiliated Event

Wednesday, September 20 ¦ 4:00 pm – 8:00pm ¦ Rockefeller Foundation, 420 5th Ave, NYC

Register for the event here 

 

If we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change, it is imperative that we end deforestation.

This event will be an opportunity for everyone who has a stake in the no-deforestation agenda to join together, share insights, build awareness of existing efforts, align on action plans and strengthen partnerships. 

The global movement to eliminate the deforestation that is embedded in the world’s global agricultural supply chains by 2020 has gained significant momentum. 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.

The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains, published by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and launched during Climate Week NYC will set the scene. By proposing a shared set of priorities, the Commodity and Forests Agenda 2020 aims to improve collaboration and coordination among stakeholders to address commodity-driven deforestation.

 


For more information contact:

Anna Kopacz, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 at anna.kopacz@weforum.org

Stephen Donofrio, Supply Change & Greenpoint Innovations at stephen@greenpointinnovations.com

Going “All In” to Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation

20 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017

Location: New York City, NY

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