Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Launches New Website
Wednesday 28 August 2013
PARIS, 28th August 2013 – The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020), a public-private partnership with the goal of reducing the tropical deforestation associated with key global commodities, such as soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper, today announced a new online home for all the latest news and information about TFA 2020 events and initiatives.
With emphasis on a clean design and simple navigation, www.tfa2020.com will serve as the only destination stakeholders need to learn more about the work of the TFA 2020, including press announcements, background information, photos and presentations from recent workshops and other great content.
Sabine Ritter, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Industry Initiatives and Strategic Alliances at The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “The team behind the TFA 2020 is delighted to have the new website up and running. There has been a lot of work behind the scenes and with the recent success of our deforestation workshop in Jakarta, we are very excited about where the TFA 2020 is heading, despite its infancy. The website will be an essential tool in promoting and supporting the work of the TFA 2020”.
One of the main goals of the website is to provide interested parties with documents and presentations from recent TFA 2020 workshops and events. This includes those from the June 2013 workshop in Jakarta – titled, Promoting Sustainability and Productivity in the Palm Oil and Pulp & Paper Sectors, the event was attended by 300 delegates, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Government of the Republic of Indonesia, and Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever and Co-Sponsor of the Sustainability Pillar of The Consumer Goods Forum.
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About the TFA 2020
The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 was born out of discussions between the U.S. Government and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and seeks to deliver solutions on deforestation that spur economic growth and food security. These goals are aligned with the development and climate change priorities of the Indonesian and United States governments.
TFA 2020 partners are committed to reducing tropical deforestation from key commodity supply chains, such as palm oil, pulp & paper, soy and beef. These commodities account for the majority of global deforestation, which represents roughly 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas pollutants that contribute to climate change. Current TFA 2020 partners include The Consumer Goods Forum, the governments of the United States, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and NGOs Conservation International, the Sustainability Initiative (IDH) and the World Resources Institute.