Catalyzing private sector commitment to implement the Bonn Challenge – a platform for success
As of: October 2020
Objective and activities
The overall goal of this project is to share, communicate, and technically support companies in implementing the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approach in their supply chains, thereby catalysing private sector investment to support the Bonn Challenge (BC). IUCN will apply the Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology in three supply chains in Peru, Tanzania and Ghana. Results will be used to develop business cases demonstrating the economic, social, and environmental benefits from FLR and identify ways, costs and benefits of integrating FLR in specific commodity supply chains and how it relates to Zero Net Deforestation (ZND). IUCN will also establish a Community of Practice on FLR in supply chains, based on the business cases and other learning experiences, with key private sector actors, to support companies with their FLR and ZND initiatives in support of the BC. Learning will be compiled into a Guide for Business to inform business initiatives and policy platforms.
State of implementation/results
- The Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM), a multi-stakeholder approach to assessing forest landscape restoration is underway in Ghana, Tanzania and Peru. Despite the delays due to the pandemic, drivers of degradation and restoration objectives have been assessed in the landscapes of Wassa Amenfi districts (Ghana), San Martin (Peru), Kilombero (Tanzania). Some of the issues identified range from soil erosion, inundations, to issues around pollination and water quality.
- In collaboration with Olam, ECOM and Kilombero Sugarcane Company, small producers and civil society organizations, analysis are underway to map out restoration opportunities.
- Once the preferred interventions are selected through a multi stakeholder process, the business cases on the interventions will be developed.
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is currently analysing the business model of the companies in the landscape to link it to the forest landscape restoration (FLR) intervention and have a business case relevant for the company as well as landscape actors.
- In addition, at global level, IUCN is collaborating closely with the Global Agribusiness Alliance to develop a community of practice on forest landscape restoration in supply chains.
- For more information, visit the new project webpage (www.iucn.org/…).