AGENDA

  • 4 June 2020
  • 14:00-18:00

Strong alliances for a sustainable future

We believe that the way we treat natural resources in one location has repercussions for the wider landscape, particularly in this time of climate crisis. By building a strong alliance with diverse stakeholders (farmers, communities, companies, civil society organizations, governments, donors and consumers), we are working to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business “the new normal” and we are tackling the challenges in food production systems by focusing on agriculture, forest and business. During this segment, we will highlight opportunities for food production systems to support broader landscape sustainability actions being taken by a wide range of stakeholders to deliver this.

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Time is running out to solve the complex and far-reaching environmental and climate induced challenges facing our planet. Issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and deforestation affect us all, but they differ from one region to another, affecting the most vulnerable especially women in rural areas where agriculture remains the main activity generating income to millions of farmers. This session will be a moment where women, Guardians of the Rainforest, share their experiences on the ground, the challenges they face on a daily basis and the solutions they adopted to mitigate and adapt to the changing environment while trying to preserve their environmental heritage.

Main session: Strong alliances for a sustainable future

 

At The Rainforest Alliance, we work at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests by bringing diverse allies together. This alliance enables us to make deep-rooted changes on some of our most pressing social and environmental issues. During this session, we will showcase how, together, we protect forests and protected landscapes, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, while helping them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis in practical and effective ways.

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Main session: Strong alliances for a sustainable future

LandScale: Demonstrating Impact at Scale (for MOBILE APP users only) LIVE NOW

The ability to communicate simple yet accurate statements of impact to donors, investors, and other stakeholders is crucial to strengthen support for work at the landscape level. How can we verify results from landscape assessments and what claims can organizations make about sustainability performance? Join us and other landscape leaders as we explore the latest thinking in measuring landscape performance and credibly communicating results.

The ability to communicate simple yet accurate statements of impact to donors, investors, and other stakeholders is crucial to strengthen support for work at the landscape level. How can we verify results from landscape assessments and what claims can organizations make about sustainability performance? Join us and other landscape leaders as we explore the latest thinking in measuring landscape performance and credibly communicating results.

Main session: Strong alliances for a sustainable future