Doing our part to build a forest positive future
Across the Coalition and its various working groups, members have committed to four Coalition-wide Actions which will help drive the transformational change needed to build a forest positive future. These four Coalition-wide Actions are:
Scroll down for details and resources on each Coalition-wide Action.
Coalition members will work with key stakeholders from governments and civil society. A key point in the Coalition’s approach is understanding that there are several drivers of deforestation, and while businesses can make a big impact in stopping them, they can’t do it alone. By working with governments to create enabling environments for forest positive policies and collaborating with NGOs to inform our approach and implement participatory strategies, we know our work will be stronger. Currently, the Coalition is initially focusing its government engagement efforts in Brazil, China, the European Union and Indonesia.
In December 2020, CGF members, including members of the Forest Positive Coalition, endorsed a paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance entitled, “Collective Position Paper on EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests: Proposal for a ‘Smart Mix’ of Measures” to encourage the European Union to adopt a smart mix of measures to address imported deforestation.
Coalition members will engage with suppliers and traders and ask they implement forest positive business practices that are in line with the Coalition’s mission. This ask and subsequent support from Coalition members is essential in reaching our goal to help businesses operate completely deforestation- and conversion-free. Importantly, members seek to ensure that not only are the products they source from suppliers are forest positive, but that all the products the suppliers create are forest positive as well.
Coalition members have a strong commitment to working with transparency and accountability. Regularly reporting on progress, consulting and collaborating with stakeholders, and adapting our approach to changing conditions are critical examples of putting this commitment into practice.
In September 2021, the Coalition issued its first Annual Report, which includes an initial baseline analysis of Coalition members’ progress advancing on their commitment to reporting publicly against 100% of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the Commodity Roadmaps, for commodities material to their businesses. This publication follows the Coalition’s first-ever collective report, “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey”, which offers a comprehensive look into the Coalition’s Theory of Change, Commodity Roadmaps, and Coalition-wide Actions.
To follow the Coalition members’ individual and collective progress publicly reporting against the Roadmap KPIs, visit our Communications webpage.
Coalition members are focusing on areas where the Coalition can have the strongest impact. This means focusing on commodities that we know well and whose production methods we can have a real impact in changing, as well as concentrating our efforts in key production landscapes that need immediate action.
For more information about Commodity-specific Roadmaps, visit the Roadmaps webpage.
Learn more about our production landscape ambitions, including our first collective investment in a landscape-level programme, the Siak Pelalawan Landscape Program, in our new short film from BBC Storyworks: