Private Sector Declaration on Tackling Deforestation

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The Global Canopy Programme (GCP), in collaboration with leading associations representing over 160 international companies and members of civil society, have issued a unified and coordinated declaration calling for governments to take meaningful action with regards to halting deforestation at the forthcoming UNFCCC climate negotiations taking place in Lima in December.

In particular, the statement calls for urgent progress on creating a strong policy signal for ambitious reduction targets that include REDD+, and in addition, the creation of interim incentives which would help to stimulate and support private sector REDD+ investment during the critical 2015-2020 period - helping to bridge the significant supply and demand gap which currently exists. 

Signatories include: Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA), Code REDD, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Global Canopy Programme (GCP), International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Platform Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economy (PBEE), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM). 

See below to read the full declaration in English, Portuguese or Spanish.