by Bruce Cabarle In late October, it was announced that we are 1000 days away from the deadline laid out in the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests under which nearly 200 countries, companies and communities pledged to end deforestation by 2020. Announcements this year suggest we are a long way away from being on
The Ghana Forestry Commission, Form Ghana Ltd., Form International, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly have today signed an MoU to undertake landscape restoration in and around the heavily degraded Tain II Forest Reserve in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Region. The signing event took place at the Head Office of the Forestry Commission
Partnerships for Forests is excited to welcome Kwesi Korboe as the programme’s new Regional Director for West & Central Africa. As Regional Director, Mr. Korboe will act as the programme’s representation in West and Central Africa, supervising the delivery of the programme’s regional and country strategies. He will also lead on relationship building with a
The governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast, along with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, have today announced far-reaching joint Frameworks for Action to end deforestation and restore forest areas in these two top cocoa-producing countries. The governments and companies who have committed to the Frameworks represent an estimated eighty percent of global cocoa usage. The
Touton S.A. and partners have today signed an MoU to launch the Partnership for Productivity Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscapes (3PRCL). The signing event took place in Accra, Ghana alongside the 2nd National REDD+ Forum instituted by the Ghana Forestry Commission, and was attended by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. Signatories
A coalition of industry and non-governmental organisations has released a new and unified global methodology for conserving natural forests and identifying lands for responsible commodity production.
The long-term vision of the TFA 2020 APOI is to deliver real impact on the ground by supporting national governments to implement the principles endorsed in Marrakesh. Now, the TFA 2020 APOI has secured the funding and support needed to enter the implementation phase to deliver on the commitments.
The governments of seven African palm oil producing countries have made a joint pledge to prioritize sustainable palm oil development with support from some of the world’s largest producers, buyers and traders of palm oil.
The response from the first call for concepts validates a significant demand in the market for partnerships that can catalyse sustainable investments, as well as a sizeable appetite for incubating those partnerships to become viable businesses.
Over our inception phase we spoke to a wide range people, from private, public and community sectors, to test our ideas and get insights into how we can help create shared value across all the projects we support in our Forest Partnerships.