Wednesday September 23, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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New York, NY 10166

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The New York Declaration on Forests: One Year of Business Progress and the Pathway to Paris 

September 23, 2015 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Speakers/Presentations)

(Doors open at 9:30 for registration & refreshments)

Location: Hunton and Williams – 200 Park Ave #53, New York, NY 10166

The New York Declaration on Forests, formalized at the United Nations 2014 Climate Summit, codifies the willingness of 180 governments, companies, indigenous community networks, and civil society organizations to halve natural forest loss by 2020 and end it by 2030.

One year on, many of the Declaration's 41 endorsing companies are already taking action toward their deforestation liabilities – as demonstrated, amongst others, by Forest Trends’ benchmarking website www.supply-change.org and its new report “Firm Commitments: Tracking Company Endorsers of the New York Declaration of Forests”.

A little over 100 days before the international climate negotiations in Paris, this event, convened by Supply Change, will bring together key business and civil society actors on deforestation to discuss progress made, the role of corporate leadership and collective action as well as the potential for forests to feature at the heart of a strong climate agreement – and what must to be done to turn this potential into reality.

Speakers will include:

  • (Moderator) Eduardo Goncalves, International Communications Director, The Climate Group
  • Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Mike Barry, Director Plan A, Marks & Spencer
  • Peter Graham, Forest and Climate Program Leader, WWF
  • Sara Law, Vice President, Global Initiatives, CDP & We Mean Business
  • Stephen Donofrio, Advisor, Supply Change (a project of Forest Trends)
  • Nazir Foead, Indonesia Coordinator, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Agenda at-a-glance:

9:30 – 10:00 am                    Registration, Refreshments and Networking

10:00 – 11:30 am                 Speakers Discussion

11:30 am – 12:00 pm           Q&A and Networking

Contact Anne Thiel (athiel@forest-trends.org) and Ben McCarthy (bmccarthy@ecosystemmarketplace.com) to schedule interviews with speakers.

Logistical information:

The event is graciously hosted by Hunton and Williams offices in the MetLife Building, located at 200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166.  Refreshments will be provided.