PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE

  • Leading companies work with civil society to advocate for domestic policy development and implementation that establishes requirements for others to adhere to sustainable practices.
  • Engage with forest countries regarding integrated land use planning and deforestation free supply chains.
  • Use market power to call for enabling policies that help companies accelerate the pace in implementing their pledges to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains.

ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS

  • Civil society/donor governments work with forest countries/companies to enable forest positive alternative livelihoods.
  • NYDF Platform assisting forest countries in incorporating forest and land use into NDCs.
  • Civil society partners work with forest countries to enhance forest monitoring capacity.
  • The international finance community and multilateral bodies create incentives for tropical forest regions to improve support for sustainable commodity production through innovative loans and carbon finance.

TFA ROLE

  • Convene in-region companies and forest country representatives to build trust and communication in pursuit of sustainable commodity production in jurisdictions.
  • Increase TFA support to encourage private sector action in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
  • Convene in-region conversations to better understand politics in tropical forest regions and where the opportunities exist on-the-ground, for example, application of HCSA in high forest cover countries.
RATIONALE
  • Public policies can restore competition, help create a level playing field and complement private sector actions.
  • Forest countries must benefit economically and socially from adopting a green, sustainable pathway to development, including eliminating deforestation from soft commodity production.
  • Without forest country legislative and regulatory action being in place, it will be very challenging to eliminate leakage markets.
  • Producer country governments have the ultimate responsibility for land use planning and regularization as well as the monitoring and enforcement of relevant laws.

 

CURRENT STATUS
  • The private sector is challenged to place no-deforestation requirements on producers that are beyond the required legal framework(s), which highlights the need for the engagement of governments.
  • Particularly in high forest cover countries there is a perception that regulations promoting a forest positive future are anti-growth, which calls for a new framing of policy, initiatives, tools, and regulatory frameworks that improve livelihoods, create jobs, help for responsible decision making, and stimulate (green) economic growth.
  • Producer countries have ultimate responsibility for legal enforcement, which places upon them a disproportionate cost burden.

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.
Ecotierra
EFECA
Environmental Defense Fund
Fauna & Flora International
Fern
Feronia
Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
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
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
HSBC
Imaflora
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
ISCC
Kellogg’s
Kerry Group
Linger Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
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
Transitions
Tropenbos International
UN Environment (UNEP)
Unilever
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Walmart
WeForest
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilmar International Limited
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The World Bank
World Resources Institute
Yara International
World Wide Fund for Nature
Carrefour
CDP
Clarmondial AG
Climate Focus
Climate Policy Initiative
COFCO International
Conservation International
Earth Innovation Institute
EcoAgriculture Partners
Germany
Goldtree Holdings
Instituto Centro de Vida
IDB
IUCN
Louis Dreyfus Company
Olam International
Rainforest Alliance
PepsiCo
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Permian Global Advisors LLP
Sail Ventures
Landscape Indonesia
Poligrow Colombia Ltd.
Sime Darby
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Singapore Environment Council
Proforest
Singapore Environment Council
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
Size of Wales
Pt Rimba Makmur Utama
SNV Netherlands Development
PUR Project
Solidaridad Network
PZ Cussons
South Pole Group
Lutheran World Relief
Mekon Ecology
Neste
Norpalm
State of Edo
Quadriz
SIAT
SOCFIN
Procter & Gamble
Pecsa
Peru
PINUS
BV RIO
Cargill
OPIAC
Zoological Society of London
The Sustainable Trade Initiative
BioCarbon Engineering
Code REDD
The Forests Dialogue
State of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Terra Global Capital
The Borneo Initiative
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Nature Conservancy
World Cocoa Foundation
WARSI
Touton
The Development Institute
Temasek
Daemeter Consulting
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)
CIFOR
CIAT – international center for tropical agriculture
Convergence Tech
Earthworm Foundation
ECO-OIL
EnvolVert
Forest Peoples Programme
Forever Sabah
Government of Cameroon
Ceres
Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD)
SPKS
Belantara Foundation
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
4C Services

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