Transition to Deforestation-free Commodities

The past four years have seen a marked evolution in the best practices to remove commodity-driven deforestation. More and more companies are engaging beyond their supply chains in production landscapes, corporate investment in jurisdictional REDD+ has jumped, and over 30 financial institutions publicly committed to actively tackle commodity driven deforestation in their portfolios by 2025. In this session, leading players will share different strategies and major challenges to advance this agenda further.

Speakers in the plenary session will include: Mauro Ó de Almeida, Secretary of Environment for the state of Para, Brazil; Christopher Stewart, Global Head of Sustainability, Olam Food Ingredients; Martha de Sá, CEO at VERT; Cathy Pieters, Vice President for Sustainable Ingredients at Mondelez International; Matt Leggett, Associate Director for Sustainable Commodities and Private Sector Engagement at Wildlife Conservation Society.

Interpretation to Portuguese will be available in the plenary session and a further 3 breakout sessions will cover:

  • Accelerating Progress to Achieve Sustainable Land Use at Jurisdictional Scale: The Role of the Private Sector
  • From Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh: How the Finance Sector Implements COP26 Commitments
  • Driving Greater Accountability: The Business Case for Transparency

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