XV World Forestry Congress

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Side event
Innovation in partnership approaches for promoting legal and sustainable supply chains of forest-risk commodities

May 2, 2022 | 6:00 PM KST - 7:30 PM KST

Hall E7


The production and global trade of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, cocoa, and coffee drives deforestation and forest degradation. Key consumers, such as the European Union, United Kingdom, and United States, are developing regulatory measures to address deforestation and forest degradation associated with their consumption. In parallel, they are considering to establish partnerships with producer countries to reduce pressure on forests, support governance reforms, and promote legal and sustainable commodity production and trade. Panelists, including from producers countries in Southeast Asia, West Africa, and Latin America, will reflect on their experience with innovative tools and approaches to shape partnerships that support the creation of an enabling environment for forest-friendly development and investment in tropical forest countries and assist commodity producers in meeting consumer market requirements. This session in particular will explore how to make collaboration between public and private supply chain actors more impactful and inclusive, recognise progress made at jurisdictional level, and gain positive visibility in global commodity markets. This session will also discuss how improved accessibility and transparency of information along complex commodity supply chains could help improve governance, build trust among trade partners, and support increased accountability, while simultaneously ensuring that smallholders and indigenous people can benefit from international trade.

Convening organizations

European Forest Institute (EFI) Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) Participating organisations (as panellists): Ministry of Environment, Water, and Ecological Transition of Ecuador Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) EcoCare Ghana Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)

Who can attend







ST 1: Turning the tide: reversing deforestation and degradation
ST 6: Forests without boundaries

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