• Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • 18:00-19:30 | Bonn time (GMT+1)

Forging public-private-civil society partnerships to address deforestation

This Landscape Talk will demonstrate how public-private-civil society partnerships can help address complex challenges such as deforestation, using the example of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative.

Launched in 2017, this multi-stakeholder partnership, facilitated by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has enabled top cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, to sign joint Frameworks of Action with 30 leading chocolate and cocoa companies. It is an unprecedented multi-stakeholder effort that aims to eliminate illegal cocoa production in national parks, in line with stronger enforcement of national forest policies and development of alternative livelihoods for affected farmers.

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.