15 January 2024

Aligning Company and Government Action on Deforestation: Lessons from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru

Aligning Company and Government Action on Deforestation: Lessons from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru

As part of its Production Landscape Programme (PLP), and thanks to a three-year grant from Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI), Proforest worked to better coordinate and align private companies’ zero deforestation activities with public climate change mitigation programmes in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru.


Indeed, one key element for successful deforestation mitigation actions by supply chain companies in the long term is alignment of their actions with national processes and frameworks. This allows for local solutions, actions, buy-in and ownership.


Based on the experience that Proforest gained across the three years of implementation at the landscape level in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru, this document provides concrete examples of how collaboration was fostered at global/sectoral, national, jurisdictional and production levels to promote alignment in deforestation mitigation actions at scale in the three countries. It synthetises the main lessons learned in supporting such collaborative processes. Finally, it provides recommendations for supply chain companies to engage effectively in collaborative initiatives and to align with producer country-led initiatives.

Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Africa Latin America