Join us for a series of valuable events that will explore nuanced challenges, untapped opportunities and innovative solutions in forest positive supply chains, sustainable food systems and innovations in climate finance.
Nature Positive Solutions and the role finance can play on the transition in our food production system (Learn more and Register)
21 September, 12:00PM-13:00PM EST/ 6.00PM-7:00PM CEST
The main objective of this event is to formally launch the Innovative Finance for the Amazon Cerrado and Chaco (IFACC) initiative. It will show the business case for the possible transition of food productions systems in the Amazon, Cerrado and Chaco Biomes without further habitat loss through nature positive financial solutions.
Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) dialogue: Solutions for systemic change (Learn more and Register)
21 September, 9:00AM-10:00 AM EST/ 3:00PM-4:00PM CEST
This session will explore the issues being addressed within the COP26 Campaign on Forests, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) and provide an overview of what stakeholders may hope to accomplish with regards to: Trade & Market Development; Transparency & Traceability; Smallholder Support; and Research & Innovation, in the run up to Glasgow 2021 and beyond.
We will also take a closer look at innovative solutions that can help address each of those focus areas, by sharing innovative and systemic solutions sourced through a partnership with the World Economic Forum Uplink initiative, the Tropical Forest Commodities Challenge.
The state of Jurisdictional Approaches on achieving sustainable commodity production and low carbon development in Southeast Asia (Learn more and Register)
23 September, 9:00AM-10:00 AM EST/ 3:00PM-4:00PM CEST
The session will present the state of Jurisdictional Approaches to sustainability in Southeast Asia, with influential speakers from Government, Businesses, Financial Sectors, and Civil Society. Jurisdictional Approaches support sustainable commodity production and low carbon development through a multistakeholder approach, led by local government commitments to sustainability. The objective of the session is to share lessons learned, highlight challenges & opportunities and demonstrate the business case for Jurisdictional Approaches.
Note: This session will be in English. Translation in Bahasa will be provided.
Soy Roadmap for Payments for Environmental Services in Brazil (Learn more and Register)
24 September, 8:00AM-10:00 AM EST/ 2:00PM- 4:00PM CEST / 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Brasilia Time
In this TFA led Soy Dialogue, partners will present on the results of the PES Soy Project and explore the three key elements of the Roadmap aiming to meet the challenges of producing soy at scale in a more sustainable way: legislation on PES at the national level; farmer engagement; and market demand for sustainable soy, through PES, carbon markets and pricing biodiversity. The result of these discussions will be further development of the Roadmap and agreement on the collective action required to scale up PES for soy in Brazil across these three areas.
Flagship Roadmap for a more sustainable, safe and productive Brazil-China beef trade (Learn more and Register)
22 September, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM EST/ 1:00PM - 2:30PM CEST
In this Flagship Dialogue, partners will present and explore the findings of two critical studies and one private sector initiative: i) In China: the business case for Chinese companies to transform the beef supply chain, and policy recommendations for the Chinese government; ii) In Brazil, the costs and policy recommendations for modernization of the beef value chain in Brazil to meet Chinese demand; and iii) the specifications set out by the China Meat Association for a more sustainable supply of beef.
The discussion will involve a comparative analysis of these three initiatives, identifying gaps between demand and supply and agreeing on the next steps in the Flagship Roadmap.
Amazon Origin Sustainable Cocoa Roadmap (Learn more and Register)
22 September, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM EST/ 4:00PM - 5:30PM CEST
The Tropical Forest Alliance and partners in the region have explored this question through a series of Dialogues held since 2020. As part of this process, partners from the cocoa supply chain have proposed a set of minimum attributes that recognize the unique qualities of Amazon-origin cocoa – starting with zero deforestation production and positive labour conditions – and that can serve to leverage value for cocoa produced in this way; they have also carried out a market analysis to understand the current and prospective market conditions and opportunities for sustainable cocoa.
In this edition of the TFA Cocoa Dialogues, the results of these two initiatives will be shared with a wider audience from Latin America and beyond. Buyers and traders of cocoa will then be invited to give their perspectives on the current global market appetite for sustainably sourced Amazon-origin cocoa, and the challenges and opportunities faced in nurturing growth in this market.
Also tune in to other engaging and timely events hosted by Tropical Forest Alliance Partners, including:
The Next Frontier: Investing in a Nature Positive Economy (Learn more and register here)
21 September, 9:00 AM- 10:30AM EST/3:00PM-4:30PM CEST
Organised by World Economic Forum, Green Finance Institute and City of London.
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Going (g)local: Addressing deforestation in the domestic markets of tropical forest countries : Lessons learned from the implementation of Zero Deforestation Agreement in Colombia (Learn more and register here)
21 September, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST /3:00PM - 4:00PM CEST
Organised by Ministry of Environment of Colombia, British Embassy, Tropical Forest Alliance, Bio D (Palm oil), Extractora del Sur de Casanare (Palm oil) and Solidaridad Colombia
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High Level Panel discussion on what, why and how of deforestation-free finance (Learn more and register here)
21 September, 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM EST /3:00PM - 4:15PM CEST
Organised by Global Canopy, Nature4Climate, Conservation International, Race To Zero and Tropical Forest Alliance
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