Linking 'no-deforestation' supply chains and national climate mitigation initiatives
As of: January 2021
Producer country governments and multilateral companies have committed to eliminate deforestation and reduce GHG emissions associated with agriculture, but often actions to implement these commitments are taken in isolation. Collaboration can bring efficiencies and share responsibilities, which is especially important for smallholder-dominant commodities such as cocoa, palm, beef and coffee. The project will work with local stakeholders, governments and multilaterals to develop and test land-scape and jurisdictional approaches and guidance to better integrate implementation of private-sector commitments to eliminating deforestation from supply chains with national policies and initiatives to address deforestation. The project will leverage Proforest’s relationships with multinational company and multistakeholder platforms to support and build capacity for local leadership of landscape level land use planning, management and monitoring in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru.
State of implementation/results
- The project promotes cooperation between companies, government agencies and multilateral organisations in developing approaches and guidelines for a better integration of raw material supply chains with national forest conservation policies and initiatives.
- Project work will benefit from the experience and relationships with large companies that Proforest has advised on the practical implementation of responsible procurement policies, as well as from platforms developed at national level for the formulation and implementation of measures to promote responsible production under the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020.
- Building on this, the project analyses national policies and initiatives against deforestation to identify, how they can be promoted or accelerated by business.
- Based on a field test, the project develops practical guidelines to help companies work more effectively with existing laws and initiatives.