National roadmaps for deforestation-free commodity commitments

 

The expansion of commodity production, including timber, soy, beef, palm, coffee and cacao, has been a leading driver of deforestation in many of the world’s remaining major forests, causing a loss of valuable carbon sinks and other important services, like clean air and water, and livelihoods for forest-dependent peoples.

From Commitment to Action (FC2A) is the UNDP's Green Commodities Programme global initiative working to support countries in accelerating a reduction in deforestation from agricultural commodities in key forest eco-regions of the world in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. At the centre of the project is the development of a roadmap for each country highlighting actions planned, and further actions needed, to fulfill the commitments made by governments and companies to reduce deforestation from commodities.

Phase 1 of FC2A is building on UNDP’s role as a trusted development partner through the UNDP regional and Country Offices in these three countries. Through UNDP GCP’s motto, Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Systemic Change, FC2A is bringing together public and private sectors, with civil society, to define these roadmaps.

National and Sub-National Dialogues are the key events on the way to the roadmap, which are:

1.   Taking stock of existing commitments by government and the private sector (domestic and international) to reduce deforestation from commodity production in the country

2.   Identifying policies, actions or lack of action by public or private sectors, that are enabling continued expansion of commodity “footprints” into primary and secondary rainforest

3.   Considering the initiatives already planned and budgeted for, to meet the commitments, and highlight gaps where additional policies, actions and spending are required

The initiative launched its in-country activities in early 2019. Following the Dialogues, the FC2A initiative produced a roadmap for each country outlining the key set of public and private sector actions through which the country will work towards its commitments:

 

 

Read and download the full report here: From Commitment to Action: Supporting Deforestation Free Commodity Supply Chains From the Amazon.

For more information, please contact Christina Archer, Senior Partnerships Advisor, at [email protected].

 

 

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Christina Archer, Senior Partnerships Advisor:

[email protected]