CPRSX is a private Australian organisation committed to partnering with indigenous communities throughout the Philippines to implement commercially-inspired environmentally-sustainable processes, technologies and systems in an effort to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of those communities. The CPRSX Climate Change Action PlanTM identifies niche carbon emissions and climate change market adaptation segments which rely on proven technology and socioeconomic strategies to create revenue streams in the Philippines, where they otherwise did not exist. The foundations for advancing the CPRSX Climate Change Action PlanTM centre upon a mutual understanding, mutual cooperation and the ease of introducing modern climate change adaptation semantics in conjunction with the indigenous community’s customary beliefs. The overall intention is achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals in each community in which we work.
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :12:20 - 12:40Location :City of London 1Title :Indigenous Private Partnerships: an Australian-Philippines approach to addressing Climate Change within Indigenous Ancestral Domain LandDescription of Activity :
Implementation of the CPRSX Climate Change Action PlanTM is an ambitious joint venture indigenous partnership founded upon commercially-sustainable principles, technology and practices in an effort to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of those within and around the Indigenous Ancestral Domain Lands in the Philippines. The group will be presenting elements of the CPRSX Climate Change Action PlanTM that have been adopted by these indigenous communities, presenting raw data and research from within these indigenous communities as well as detailing the pathway towards commercially scaling up these projects
Global Canopy Program
The Global Canopy Programme is a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding forests as natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health and climate security for all. Our vision is a world where rainforest destruction has ended. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a deforestation free economy.
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :15:20 - 15:40Location :Marble HallTitle :Unlocking Forest Finance: Investing in a transition to sustainable landscapesDescription of Activity :
The Global Canopy Programme is showcasing its Unlocking Forest Finance initiative – which demonstrates the business case to invest in sustainable landscapes at scale in San Martin, Peru and Acre and Mato Grosso, Brazil. Based on three years of on the ground research, GCP’s approach shows how public and private finance can be delivered at the scale of US$ billions to reduce deforestations, transition supply chains towards sustainability and improve human livelihoods.
For more information about GCP’s UFF initiative visit www.globalcanopy.org
Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge
Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge (IPOP) is a platform of palm oil companies with a mission to create an environment that enables and promotes the production of sustainable palm oil in Indonesia that is deforestation-free, expands social benefits, and improves Indonesia’s market competitiveness. Empowerment of smallholders to increase their capacity and integrate them into sustainable supply chains is a key priority in IPOP Management’s programs, conducted in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :15:20 - 15:40Location :City of London 1Title :Scaling Up Smallholders Initiatives to Accelerate Palm Oil Transformation in IndonesiaDescription of Activity :
IPOP Management will highlight its current strategic smallholders programs in Indonesia, which this year focus on mapping and collecting baseline data of smallholders, integrating them into open online database, and assisting independent smallholders to secure legal status, e.g. cultivation and environmental letters (STDB and SPPL). In Seruyan District, Central Kalimantan, for example, IPOP Management collaborates with INOBU and the local government to map about 5,700 independent smallholders by end 2016. In this short session, IPOP Management will also share ideas and invite discussions on how to scale up smallholders initiatives to accelerate the transformation of Indonesia’s palm oil industry towards sustainability.
Partnerships for Forests
Partnerships for Forests is a new programme that aims to catalyse investments in forests and sustainable land use
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :12:20 - 12:40Location :Marble HallTitle :Introduction to the Partnerships for Forests ProgrammeDescription of Activity :
Meet the Partnerships for Forests team for an informal discussion on the programme
SOCALCO is a forest products company based in the Democratic Republic of Congo that specializes in the manufacture of high quality, no sulfur, no heavy metals, safety matches. It is one of Africa’s most modern, high value add, forest products companies. Led by its innovative CEO, Rizwan Dewji, SOCALCO is now expanding its modern manufacturing capacity and aiming for full social and environmental sustainability, which will include a ‘0 net deforestation’ supply chain’ in the heart of the Congo Basin
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :12:45 – 13:05Location :Marble HallTitle :Official launch of the SOCALCO '0 Net Deforestation Supply Chain' initiative in the Democratic Republic of CongoDescription of Activity :
Short presentation and Q&A on how sustainable safety-match production can ‘light up’ a robust, renewable energy – run, green economy in the DRC and become the impetus of a living laboratory of industrial and small holder value chain integration nested within the world’s second jurisdictional REDD+/ Emission Reduction program (in DRC’s Mai Ndombe province)
Supply Change, launched in 2015 by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace in collaboration with CDP and WWF, provides a free-to-use transformational resource (www.supply-change.org) for businesses, investors, governments, and civil society organizations. Through this website, Supply Change provides near real-time information on the actions companies are reporting against their commitments to manage deforestation in their supply chains, focusing on the big drivers of deforestation stemming from commercial agriculture: palm oil, timber and pulp, soy, and beef. Supply Change tracks and identifies the commitments that count, filling a crucial data gap in market information. In addition, Supply Change produces market insights and reports, articles, webinars and events, such as the annual report that is being launched at this year’s Global Landscapes Forum.
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :12:45 - 13:05Location :Marble Hall (extended/ Kohn Centre)Title :Official Launch of the 2016 Supply Change Annual Report -- tracking progress on 579 public commitments to remove forest destruction from commodity supply chainsDescription of Activity :
Just over a year ago, Forest Trends launched the Supply Change project, with the specific aim of tracking progress reported by companies that do make pledges to reduce deforestation in their supply chains.
One year later, we have made great progress and are now tracking 579 public commitments from 366 companies. In this report, which examines the Supply Change dataset as of March 31, 2016, we take the next step to determine the status of and trends in corporate commitments and publicly reported progress towards those commitments.
ZSL’s Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) - Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) presents the Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT), an online platform providing practical tools and information for stakeholders in the palm oil supply chain. SPOTT’s scorecard assesses 50 of the world’s largest palm oil producers – representing half of all land under cultivation – against more than 50 indicators of commitment to best practice for sustainable production. Financiers can use SPOTT assessments and the interactive map of concessions to inform their Environmental and Social Governance processes, engage with companies, and scrutinise whether commitments are being implemented on the ground. ZSL is expanding SPOTT to cover other high biodiversity impact commodities, such as pulpwood and timber, to increase transparency and accountability in those sectors.
Table Top Knowledge Sharing ActivityTime :12:45 - 13:05Location :City of London 1Title :SPOTT: Transparency to support investment in sustainable production landscapesDescription of Activity :
ZSL will present the Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) as a model to increase accountability and incentivise uptake of environmental and social best practice in production landscapes. We invite participants to discuss how financiers can meaningfully engage with companies to support them in implementing their commitments and achieving landscape approaches to the production of sustainable palm oil and other commodities.