The New York Declaration on Forests

General

Name of initiative The New York Declaration on Forests
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address https://forestdeclaration.org/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat Contact: nydf@undp.org
Organisational structure The Secretariat for the NYDF Global Platform is provided by the United Nations Development Programme, Meridian Institute and Climate Advisers.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UNDP
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation

Description

Description Launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2014, the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) outlines ten ambitious global targets to protect and restore forests and end natural forest loss by 2030. The NYDF combines goals expressed in the context of a number of individual pledges and agreements, including the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Bonn Challenge, the 2020 Strategic Plan on Biodiversity, climate and forest financing pledges, and supply chain commitments. If realized, these goals have the potential to reduce annual carbon emissions by 4.5 to 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent per year, roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of the United States. The emissions reduction from deforestation together with enhanced carbon removals from forest restoration could provide 24-30% of the climate solution. The same as the Lima Challenge initiative.
Objectives 1. At least halve the rate of loss of natural forests globally by 2020 and strive to end natural forest loss by 2030.

2. Support and help meet the private-sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products by no later than 2020, recognizing that many companies have even more ambitious targets. 3. Significantly reduce deforestation derived from other economic sectors by 2020. 4. Support alternatives to deforestation driven by basic needs (such as subsistence farming and reliance on fuel wood for energy) in ways that alleviate poverty and promote sustainable and equitable development. 5. Restore 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands by 2020 and significantly increase the rate of global restoration thereafter, which would restore at least an additional 200 million hectares by 2030. 6. Include ambitious, quantitative forest conservation and restoration targets for 2030 in the post-2015 global development framework, as part of new international sustainable development goals. 7. Agree in 2015 to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as part of a post-2020 global climate agreement, in accordance with internationally agreed rules and consistent with the goal of not exceeding 2°C warming. 8. Provide support for the development and implementation of strategies to reduce forest emissions. 9. Reward countries and jurisdictions that, by taking action, reduce forest emissions— particularly through public policies to scale-up payments for verified emission reductions and private-sector sourcing of commodities. 10. Strengthen forest governance, transparency and the rule of law, while also empowering communities and recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples, especially those pertaining to their lands and resources.

Activities The Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests was launched in 2017 at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/new-york-declaration-on-forests-global-platform-launched.html
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge production and innovation, Norms and standard setting, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Indicators
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Total Mitigation
Year2030
Value (MtCO2e/yr)2500
Goals At least halve the rate of loss of natural forests globally by 2020 and strive to end natural forest loss by 2030.
Comments on indicators and goals From the report: "Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions", New Climate, PBL, and Yale 2018. This is building on the Bonn Challenge, restore an additional 200 million hectares of forest by 2030.
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals An independent progress assessment on the NYDF goals is done every year by the NYDF Progress Assessment Partners. Read the reports here: www.forestdeclaration.org
How are you tracking progress of your initiative The NYDF Platform collaborates closely with and is informed by the NYDF Progress Assessment (www.forestdeclaration.org), an independent multi-stakeholder monitoring and assessment effort coordinated by Climate Focus, while respecting the independence of that body of work.
Available reporting Annual reports available at www.forestdeclaration.org

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 212  
Companies 52
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 66 EDF (USA),  Forest Trends (USA),  Imaflora (Portugal),  IUCN (Switzerland),  SEI (Sweden),  The Sustainability Consortium (USA),  ZLS (United Kingdom),  CIFOR (Indonesia),  Chatham House (United Kingdom),  Clean Cooking Alliance (USA),  Climate Focus (Netherlands),  Conservation International (USA),  Forest Foundation Philippines (Philippines),  Global Canopy (United Kingdom),  IGES (Japan),  National Wildlife Federation (USA),  Overseas Development Institute (United Kingdom),  Rights + Resources (USA),  CIAT (Colombia),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  Rainforest Alliance (USA),  Woods Hole Research Centre (USA),  WRI (USA),  WWF (USA).
National states 42 Belgium,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Ivory Coast,  Dem. Republic Congo,  Ethiopia,  France,  Germany,  Guyana,  Indonesia,  Japan,  Kenya,  Liberia,  Lithuania,  Mexico,  Mongolia,  Nepal,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Peru,  Philippines,  South Korea,  Togo,  United Kingdom,  United States of America,  Vietnam,  Burkina Faso,  Canada,  Denmark,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  El Salvador,  Estonia,  EU,  Panama,  Slovenia,  Sweden,  Thailand,  Turkey
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 21 Aceh (Indonesia),  Acre (Brazil),  Amapa (Brazil),  Amazonas (Brazil),  Amazonas (Peru),  California (USA),  Campeche (Mexico),  Catalonia (Spain),  Central Kalimantan (Indonesia),  Chiapas (Mexico),  Cross River State (Nigeria),  Huánuco (Peru),  Loreto (Peru),  Madre de Dios (Peru),  Quintana Roo (Mexico),  San Martin (Peru),  Tabasco (Mexico),  Ucayali (Peru),  West Kalimantan (Indonesia),  Yucatan (Mexico).
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 9
Other members 22
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
2018
190
2019
200
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 12 November 2019 19:50:32

Not only have national states as participators