ENERGIZING FOREST-POSITIVE COLLECTIVE ACTION
The Tropical Forest Alliance has worked together with its Partners to create a framework and collective call to action for the community to catalyse a forest-positive future post-2020 -- the Collective Action Agenda. The success of the Collective Action Agenda depends on all of our forest-positive collective actions. Please share your's here and energize the world's transition to deforestation-free supply chains.
WHAT IS #FORESTPOSITIVE?
Forest-Positive is about about leveraging forest-related nature-based solutions to sustainable development and climate change challenges. As part of the Collective Action Agenda, the private and public sectors are partnering together, as well as with civil society and indigenous peoples, to launch innovative forest-positive solutions for deforestation-free commodity supply chains that boost economic development and improve livelihoods.
Though the concept of "Forest-Positive", we are accelerating transformational change and building on what the community has learned from the last decade of action. We can achieve more together, through our collective forest-positive action. Together, we are moving from incremental to transformational change in order to ensure a sustainable future, where people and forests thrive. We all have an important role to play. Learn more.
WHY DO WE NEED A COLLECTIVE ACTION AGENDA?
The scale at which tropical forest loss and damage are impacting the climate and biodiversity is an immediate threat to us all. Approximately 45% of all tree cover loss in the period 2001-2018 was related to agricultural production, both commodity-driven deforestation and shifting agriculture.
The known destructive impacts of forest-risk commodity supply chains prompted leading companies and the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum to commit in 2010 to eliminating deforestation from supply chains by 2020, this was followed by the NY Declaration on Forests signed in 2014. While progress has been made, it will now take more ambitious collective action to fully realize these commitments.
VISION AND AMBITION OF THE AGENDA
This forest-positive Collective Action Agenda charts a framework and an urgent call to action for what we must achieve together in the post-2020 period to achieve deforestation-free supply chains.
It maps out the critical role that each of us has to play for this to be achieved. As such, it does not absolve companies of their responsibilities or commitments. On the contrary, it expects they deepen engagement to achieve their own commitments and work beyond their own individual sourcing. It is an invitation to all sectors to engage in the intentional collective actions and collaboration that will be needed to achieve the goal of deforestation-free commodity supply chains.