The EU REDD Facility collaborates with local, national and international stakeholders in the public and private sectors to help reduce the pressure on forests in commodity-producing countries. In all of our work and through the various tools and approaches we develop, we promote dialogue among people with varied interests in forests. In partnership, we work on scalable solutions for:
- Improving transparency of supply chains and jurisdictional level performance in managing deforestation risks
- Creating incentives for sustainable land use and agricultural commodity production
- Investing in zero-deforestation agriculture models
- Inclusive and informed land-use planning at jurisdictional level
With INOBU and the Government of Indonesia, we are finding ways for districts and provinces to demonstrate when commodities like palm oil are produced sustainably and in compliance with the law. By defining 'jurisdictional sustainability', collecting information on associated key performance indicators, and mapping commodity supply chains, measuring sustainability becomes possible. These pragmatic approaches can be replicated to secure global market acceptance and acknowledgement of sustainably-produced commodities. The Initiative's name is the Indonesian word terpercaya, meaning 'trustworthy' – reflecting our intention to generate credible information and analysis, and to build the understanding and trust needed to promote sustainability, trade, and cooperation.
1 for 20
With the UN Environment Programme and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire, we are supporting Côte d'Ivoire to scale up public and private investments in sustainable commodity production, cocoa in particular. We have partnered with the UN Environment Programme through the "1 for 20 Partnership", which aims to mobilise USD 1 billion for the restoration of Côte d’Ivoire’s forests to 20% of the country’s land area. To do so, the Partnership analyses the economic viability of cocoa production models, offers incentives for small producers, connects the international financial sector with public and private partners, and promotes public-private dialogue for sharing experiences on viable sustainable agricultural models and practices.