About FACT Dialogue

The FACT (Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade) Dialogue are an initiative launched by COP26 Presidency and TFA, to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable land use practices in a way that opens up new opportunities for investment, for jobs and livelihoods in forests, land use and agriculture, and to ensure that the economies which have a sustainable relationship with forests are the ones that thrive and grow.

Aims

The FACT Dialogue aim to agree on principles for collaborative action, a shared roadmap on sustainable land use and international trade, and to take action now to protect forests while promoting development and trade. 

How will it work

It brings together the countries that together can decisively shift global commodity markets towards sustainability, to seek collective action and collaboration not only to protect our precious forests but also to enhance people’s livelihoods and to support economic development and food security.

What are the Multi-stakeholder Consultations?

Convened and facilitated by TFA, the Multi-stakeholder Consultations form a key part of the FACT Dialogue, feeding into the G2G meetings, ensuring all relevant parties have a voice and a space to contribute.

Participants will come from all sides of the supply chain, balancing voices from consumer countries in the North, with those from the Global South producer countries. Participant will include:Producer companies, consumer companies, growers, finance institutions, local farmers, foresters, forest communities and indigenous peoples, civil society organisations, academics, grassroots practitioners, global and local consumer brands, regional suppliers and processors.

These many different perspectives will provide strategic guidance and insights for the Dialogue and will therefore help shape ambitious and transformational action designed to accelerate the transition to more sustainable land-use practices.

About FACT Dialogue

The FACT (Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade) Dialogue are an initiative launched by COP26 Presidency and TFA, to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable land use practices.

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About FACT Dialogues
The Process

The Process

See the proposed multi-stakeholder consultation process. It outlines an initial phase that started in 2020 and the launch of the dialogue initiatives from and during 2021.

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The Taskforce

TFA has convened a global Taskforce that will ensure that the voices, insights, and recommendations of ALL involved in commodity supply chains are effectively channeled into G2G dialogues.

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The Taskforce
The Outputs

The Outputs

The outputs of the COP26 Presidency's FACT Dialogue multi-stakeholder consultation process are available here, and more are on the way.

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#TogetherForOurPlanet

As part of the Multi-Stakeholder Consultation process, we are keen to hear opinions, voices and insights from across the forest, agriculture and commodity trade sectors - from both consumer and producer perspectives, from regional and local stakeholders, from businesses large and small, and civil society.

Register your interest here.