The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that it is an official partner of “Going All-In To Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation”, a Climate Week NYC event organised by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and Forest Trends. The event will take place on September 20th at Rockefeller Foundation at 4pm.

The global movement to eliminate the deforestation that is embedded in the world’s global agricultural supply chains by 2020 has gained significant momentum, however independent assessments indicate that the international community will miss its target if efforts are not increased and accelerated. Back in 2010, The Consumer Goods Forum pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020 in beef, soy, palm oil, pulp and paper supply chains. Since 2014, more than 190 government, non-governmental and corporate entities committed to the elimination of all deforestation driven by agricultural commodities by 2020 by signing the New York Declaration on Forests.

 This event provides an opportunity for key players with a stake in the no-deforestation agenda to come together to share insights, build awareness of existing efforts, share action plans and strengthen partnerships.

In addition to a discussion with leading experts from Forest Trends, TFA 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum, Climate Focus, McDonald’s, CDP, WWF, TNC, RA, and others, Forest Trends’ Communities Initiative will be premiering its short film, “Stewards of the Forest,” during the event. Watch the film trailer below.

To view the programme and reserve your place, visit the event website.

“Stewards of the Forest” Trailer Vid-Premiering during Climate Week NYC ’17, 9/20 – info to register: from Greenpoint Innovations on Vimeo.