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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:30 - 8:00 pm EDT

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Going "All In” to Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation + film premiere of 'Stewards of the Forest'

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. 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 this target if efforts are not increased and accelerated.

The Commodity 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.

In addition to a discussion with leading experts, Forest Trends' Communities Initiative will be premiering its short film, "Stewards of the Forest", during the event. Watch the trailer video below here.

Target Participants 

TFA 2020 partners and other organizations - government, private sector and civil society organizations, within the community of practice that are tackling commodity-driven deforestation. 


3:30 pm                        Doors Open

4:00                               Welcome & Brief Presentation on the TFA Global Agenda 2020

                            Marco Albani, Director - TFA2020
                             Michael Jenkins, President & CEO - Forest Trends
                             Charlotte Streck, Co-Founder and Director - Climate Focus

4:15                               Sharing Actions: via a facilitated discussion "call-out" format, stakeholders                                             will be invited to briefly showcase their current action plans and initiatives that 
                                     relate to TFA's ten priorities to remove tropical deforestation from commodity
                                      supply chains, from its just published Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020.

                                      Moderated and facilitated by:
Justin Adams, Managing Director, Global Lands, The Nature Conservancy

                                      Contributing speakers:
                                      Dewi Bramono, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, APP
                                      Jillian Gladstone, Senior Manager, Forests, CDP
                                      Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum
                                      Stephen Donofrio, Senior Advisor, Forest Trends
                                      Cynthia Ong, Executive Director, Forever Sabah
Dharsono Hartono, CEO, Katingan Project
                                      Ashley Allen, Climate & Land Senior Manager, Mars Inc.
                                      Simon Hall, Manager, National Wildlife Federation
                                      Stina Reksten, Senior Advisor, NICFI 
Katie McCoy, Ext. Relations & Knowledge Manager, Partnerships for Forests
                                      Andrew Zollie, VP Global Impact Initiatives, Planet
                                      Nicole Pasricha, Manager, Markets Transformation, Rainforest Alliance
                                      Richard Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation
                                      Kavita Prakash-Mani, Practice Leader, Food and Markets, WWF International

                                      Others to be added.

5:30                               Premiere of Stewards of the Forest: this short film spotlights Forest Trends'
                                      Communities Initiative work, supported by USAID, to develop successful
                                      partnerships with indigenous peoples - featuring the Yawanawa people of Acre,
                                      Brazil - to protect against risks of deforestation through the development of 
                                      long-term "life plans".

                                      Brief Q&A with Forest Trends, and the filmakers, Greenpoint Innovations.

6:00                              Drinks, canapes and informal networking

8:00                              End

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