• Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • 18:00-19:30

The Alliance for the Preservation of Forests, a joint industry effort to meet the SDGs

New York

Host: Laure D’Astorg, Alliance for the Preservation of Forests

Sector-wide approaches, developed in silos so far, have not been effective in fighting deforestation. With an urgency to act in a concerted way, the multi-sector approach is the only way to stop deforestation according to the scientific community and NGOs.

The Alliance for the Preservation of Forests aims to bring together all committed private sector actors to succeed in preserving the last remaining tropical forests and ecosystems of the world, supported by NGOs and governments. This is in line with the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New York Declaration on Forests and the Amsterdam Declarations.

The Alliance for the Preservation of Forests is a group of responsible companies convinced of the value of a collective action – different from the sum of the individual actions of the companies – to turn the whole of the supply chains towards more sustainability.

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.