Zero Deforestation Commitments from Commodity Producers and Traders


Name of initiative Zero Deforestation Commitments from Commodity Producers and Traders
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat World Economic Forum
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean
Name of lead organisation World Economic Forum
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description The initiative “Zero Deforestation Commitments from Commodity Producers and Traders” aims to eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products by no later than 2020, thereby contributing to the goal of ending natural forest loss by 2030.
Activities The initiative is primarily focussed on avoiding tropical deforestation in South East Asia, Central and West Africa and regions of Latin America. The companies that have undertaken zero deforestation commitments can show progress in the implementation of their no deforestation policies and action plans, especially in palm oil supply chains. More than 20 global food companies have already committed to deforestation-free sourcing policies of palm oil. Three of these -the world’s largest palm oil companies - have also committed to working together on implementation.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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How will goals be achieved Only a declaration
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Participants Number Names
Members 18  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 4 World Economic Forum (Switzerland),  Tropical Forest Alliance (USA),  Consumer Goods Forum (France),  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Switzerland).
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 14 Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Dominican Republic,  Democratic Republic of Congo,  Ethiopia,  Guatemala,  Guyana,  Liberia,  Nepal,  Panama,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines.
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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: 7 September 2021 12:06:26

Not only have national states as participators