Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020
The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains, 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.
The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 summarizes the areas in which most urgent action is needed to eliminate deforestation from global agricultural supply chains. Concrete action plans will need to be designed for the local context and incorporate national and regional priorities. Moreover, if long-term sustainability is to be achieved, these areas will need to be supported by efforts to support the broader sustainable development of rural communities that operate at the fringes of tropical forests and by efforts to transform consumption patterns that reduce the global footprint of agricultural supply chains. However, understanding the importance of addressing these long-term concerns should not be a reason to delay action on the commodities and forests agenda.