Launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions (2019) in China, TFA China supports Chinese companies and the government to strengthen President Xi Jinping’s vision of ecological civilization within global soft-commodity supply chains.
With the strong engagement and dedication of the Chinese government, businesses and civil society leadership, TFA China is building collective action around solutions to reduce commodity-driven deforestation.
Through collective action, mobilization of resources, knowledge, and expertise, TFA China team fosters innovative solutions, promoting sustainable sourcing, responsible land-use planning, and engagement with local communities. By focusing on knowledge sharing and capacity building, the initiative empowers stakeholders to adopt responsible business models, envisioning Chinese companies leading the way in sustainable development.
TFA China is looking forward to participating in the upcoming key events:
- Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2023, Tianjin, China
- Conference of Parties 28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, Davos
- United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP16) of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2024, Turkey
Click here to read some of the recent reports of published by the TFA China team.Reports
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
New technologies and entrepreneurs can help address commodity-linked deforestation in the tropics. This article looks at China’s role in this endeavour.Read the article here
We hosted the Annual Meeting of New Champions. This is a look at the sessions and webinars from this event.ANMC 23
“China plays an important role in international forest governance. It is the largest importer of soy, beef and forest products and the second-largest importer of palm oil. The global value chains of these four soft commodities are responsible for at least 40% of global deforestation. As a major importer and consumer of soft commodities, China plays a pivotal role in the global soft commodity value chain.“Chunquan Zhu Head, China Nature Initiatives
Head, China Nature Initiatives
China Specialist, Tropical Forest Alliance
Operations and Communications Specialist, TFA
1t.org China Action Lead, Nature Positive
Policy Study Of Global Green Value Chains Strategies: Action Plan for Greening China's Soft Commodity Value Chains
This report which is based on suggestions of over 50 experts and scholars discusses about six action paths that help in the 'Strategy of Global Green Value Chains—Action Plan for Greening China’s Soft Commodity Value Chains'Read now
Preventing Global Deforestation: China's Actions and Opportunities
This white paper examines the most promising initiatives that are currently under way to build sustainability into soft commodity supply chains.Read now
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