Learning from Our Experiences and Moving Forwards

Having learned from our efforts to reach our 2010 commitment to achieve zero-net deforestation by 2020, the Coalition and its new approach represents a turning point in the industry that acknowledges previous limitations and embraces new approaches.

Throughout 2020, the Coalition and its members have been making steady progress both internally and externally. In developing and committing to the Coalition Charter, members have aligned on expectations for their participation in the Coalition and their role to play in building a forest positive future.

Furthermore, the Commodity Working Groups have engaged in stakeholder consultations throughout the year to develop the commodity Roadmaps, which are in various stages of completion. Moreover, the Coalition has also been actively setting the stage for government engagement and formalising opportunities for productive, ongoing dialogue with the NGO community.


  • Forest Positive Coalition Launches at Climate Week NYC

    In a webinar at Climate Week NYC, the Forest Positive Coalition is introduced by the Coalition’s leadership and expert guests.

  • Coalition Publishes First Commodity Roadmap on Palm Oil

    The first version of the Coalition’s Palm Oil Roadmap is published.

  • Coalition Launches "Evergreen" Platform

    As part of its commitment to transparency, engagement and accountability, the Coalition launches a digital stakeholder engagement platform to contribute to its ongoing dialogues with civil society.

  • Coalition Publishes Second Commodity Roadmap on Soy

    The first version of the Coalition’s Soy Roadmap is published.

  • CGF Members Endorse Position Paper Calling for "Smart Mix" of EU Legislative Action

    CGF members, including those of the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, have joined a larger group of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed a new position paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance calling for the European Union to adopt a “smart mix” of measures to address imported deforestation. 

  • UK Government Recognises Impact of the Forest Positive Coalition

    The Forest Positive Coalition is very pleased to have been recognised by the UK Government as a source for positive change to help stop commodity-driven deforestation. In a written response to the recommendations from the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), the UK Government referenced the CGF and its Forest Positive Coalition as two examples of collaborative initiatives which involve UK companies leading industry efforts to build a first positive future.

  • CGF Publishes Joint Statement from Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour

    The CGF’s Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, who oversees the Forest Positive Coalition and the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour, issues a statement on behalf of both Coalitions about their collective commitment to improving the status of human rights in the palm oil sector.

  • Coalition Launches Beef Working Group

    The Forest Positive Coalition launches its Beef Working Group, its fourth commodity-specific Working Group after Palm Oil, Soy, and Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging.

  • Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Roadmap, and First Collective Report, “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey”

    • The first version of the Coalition’s Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging (PPP) Roadmap is published. The Coalition also publishes its first collective report with a comprehensive illustration of the Coalition’s strategy to lead cross-sector efforts in ending commodity-driven deforestation, and an initial collective overview of individual companies’ existing transparency efforts around their palm oil and soy supplies.
  • Europe-based Coalition Members Call For Stronger EU Legislation Against Imported Deforestation

    Eight Coalition members, all based in Europe, sign a collective statement calling for the European Union to adopt stronger legislation to halt imported deforestation.

New York Climate Week 2020


The Coalition was pleased to have been joined by Justin Adams, Executive Director of the Tropical Forest Alliance; Gita Syahrani, Head Secretariat of Lingkar Temu Kapubaten Lestari; Arjan Both of Walmart; Dave Ingram of Unilever; and the Right Honourable Lord Zac Goldsmith for our launch event at New York Climate Week on 22nd September 2020.


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