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Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meridian Institute facilitated three regional consultations and an electronic consultation for its two partners – Climate Focus and the Tropical Forest Alliance  2020 (TFA 2020) – to inform their newly launched report, Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains.
 
The report provides a framework for action at the global and regional levels to accelerate progress in addressing commodity-driven deforestation. By proposing a shared set of priorities, Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020 aims to improve collaboration and coordination among stakeholders to reduce deforestation.
 
The consultations that Meridian organized and facilitated for Climate Focus and TFA 2020 were critically important in preparing the report. Through them, more than 450 supply chain, forest, and climate stakeholders and experts were invited to review the draft report to offer potential refinements. This process aimed to ensure the report was grounded in the realities and challenges happening globally as well as at the ground level where palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp are produced.