21 June 2021

Event: Tackling deforestation in supply chains


Event: Tackling deforestation in supply chains

As part of Proforest’s production landscape programmes we are co-convening an event within Chatham House’s Global Forum on Forest Governance.

The forum, July 12 – 13 online, aims to bring together stakeholders in the run up to CoP26, to discuss the impacts of forest governance reforms and consider the implications of these for future efforts to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss.

Many challenges like deforestation, water management, land conflicts, labour rights and smallholder support need to be collectively addressed by the government, local communities, producers, civil society and supply chain companies. Proforest’s work at a landscape level encompasses supporting government and company interventions, facilitating multi-stakeholder engagements, providing technical support to both landscape and jurisdictional initiatives, and working to define how to progress and measure positive social and environmental outcomes.

Policy makers are increasingly look at the role legislation can play in tackling deforestation in supply chains and across landscapes, particularly in the EU, UK and US. The session, co-convened by Proforest and Chatham House, will bring together producer country government and farmer associations, demand-side regulators and companies working on demand-side regulation and on voluntary supply chain measures to consider what mix of policies and tools are likely to be most effective and equitable at tackling deforestation for specific commodities and geographies.

Join us for the online discussion on Tuesday 13 July, 0900-1100: Session 3: Tackling deforestation in supply chains – Finding equitable and feasible solutions

Proforest’s work in landscapes is funded by FCDO’s Forest Governance, Markets and Climate programme(FGMC), and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). You can read our response to the EU Due Diligence Regulation to Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation.