PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE

  • Companies seek partnerships with NGOs for guidance in addressing the challenges of on-the-ground implementation.
  • Explore how companies can engage in more systemic changes that lead to sustainable landscapes.

ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS

  • Donors provide incentives for NGOs to better coordinate and collaborate to increase impact.
  • Governments follow prompts to protect people living in and working to conserve and protect tropical forests.
  • Employ targeted campaigning based upon the best available information to keep pressure on companies to act.
  • Consistently advocate for and monitor company performance relative to clear guidelines for responsible company behavior so that good actors are recognized/rewarded while pressure can be applied to those with weaker performance.
  • International or domestic NGOs conduct targeted advocacy aimed at increasing the awareness of Emerging Market laggards to facilitate new commitments.

TFA ROLE

  • Recruit more forest country NGOs as TFA Partners and strengthen engagement with local and regional NGOs to facilitate connections with companies exploring and engaging in jurisdictions.
  • Engage NGOs in working groups to address specific elements of the CAA (e.g., EU regulation development, China).
  • Encourage and convene discussions between campaigners and companies to prioritize actions.
RATIONALE
  • Civil society is diverse and is required to help and enable change through various roles such as:
    • providing input and influencing decision making by the private sector and governments to instigate and sustain action to address deforestation caused by commodity production;
    • maintaining the “watchdog” role on companies and their actions; and
    • building stronger trust-based relationships with companies and others working in a landscape as a foundation for increasing capacity.

 

CURRENT STATUS
  • Advocacy and campaigning NGOs have prompted changes in sustainability efforts by leading companies, but have had limited influence on the laggards and governments. Some are questioning whether continuation of the same tactics will achieve deeper system change desired.
  • There are too many parallel efforts and a need for greater coordination and synergies between the work of various groups.

TFA Partners

We work with a considerable number of public, private and civil society actors, indigenous peoples, and international organizations to catalyse high-impact partnerships to reduce commodity driven deforestation and build a forest positive future.
SIPEF
Alliance for the Preservation of Forests
JBS
ISEAL Alliance
Stockholm Environment Institute
ABN AMRO
eco.business Fund
Ahold Delhaize
The World Bank
Transitions
Unilever
Tropenbos International
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Environment (UNEP)
Walmart
WeForest
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilmar International Limited
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
World Resources Institute
Yara International
World Wide Fund for Nature
Rainforest Alliance
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Sail Ventures
Sime Darby
Singapore Environment Council
Size of Wales
SNV Netherlands Development
Solidaridad Network
South Pole Group
Zoological Society of London
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
State of Edo
Quadriz
SIAT
SOCFIN
The Forests Dialogue
State of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Terra Global Capital
The Borneo Initiative
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Nature Conservancy
Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
Marks & Spencer
Mars
McDonald’s
Mondelēz International
Musim Mas Group
Natcap Sustainable Solutions
National Wildlife Federation
NEPcon
Nestle
New Forests
OKO Forests
Olam International
PepsiCo
Permian Global Advisors LLP
Poligrow Colombia Ltd.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Proforest
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PT. Rimba Makmur Utama
PUR Project
PZ Cussons
Touton
The Development Institute
Temasek
World Cocoa Foundation
WARSI
Procter & Gamble
Government of Cote d’Ivoire
Government of Gabon
Government of Ghana
Government of Norway
Government of the Central African Republic
Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Government of the Netherlands
Government of the Republic of Indonesia
Government of the Republic of Liberia
Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Government of the Republic of the Congo
Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United States
Governor’s Climate & Forest Fund
Grupo Éxito
HCV Resource Network
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Imaflora
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
ISCC
Kellogg’s
Kerry Group
Linger Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
Government of Peru
Mekon Ecology
Neste
Norpalm
Pecsa
PINUS
OPIAC
Instituto Centro de Vida
IDB
IUCN
Louis Dreyfus Company
Landscape Indonesia
Lutheran World Relief
Ecotierra
EFECA
Environmental Defense Fund
Fauna & Flora International
Fern
Feronia
Financial Access Capital Partners
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Trends
Forest Carbon
Fundación Natura Colombia
General Mills
Global Canopy Programme
Global Environment Facility
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)
Golden-Agri Resources
Government of Colombia
Earth Innovation Institute
EcoAgriculture Partners
Daemeter Consulting
Germany
Goldtree Holdings
Conservation International
COFCO International
SPKS
Carrefour
CDP
Clarmondial AG
Climate Focus
Climate Policy Initiative
BVRio Institute
Cargill
Dendra Systems
Code REDD
33 Forest Capital
Asian Agri
Althelia Ecosphere
Amazon Natural Capital Institute
Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira
Anthrotect
Apical Group Limited
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.
Asia, Pulp & Paper (APP)
Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
Association Interprofessionelle de la filière Palmier à huile (AIPH)
Earthworm Foundation
ECO-OIL
EnvolVert
Forest Peoples Programme
Forever Sabah
Government of Cameroon
CIFOR
CIAT – international center for tropical agriculture
Convergence Tech
Ceres
Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD)
Belantara Foundation
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
4C Services

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