The human rights blindspot in deforestation action

Join us for the third launch of Global Canopy's Forest 500 human rights briefing on 24 July.

  • When: 24 Jul 2024, 14:00-14:45 BST
  • Where: Online
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  • Amazon
  • Biodiversity
  • Corporate commitments
  • Financial markets
  • Human rights

Deforestation is intrinsically linked to human rights abuses. The agricultural expansion that drives over 90% of the destruction also impacts the 1.6 billion people who rely on tropical forests for their lives and livelihoods.

Despite this, just 1% of the companies most exposed to deforestation have a policy that covers all of the human rights aspects that their commodities are exposed to. This briefing will give an overview of why companies and financial institutions must act on this critical link, outline the regulatory risks of failing to do so and offer practical guidance on where to start. The briefing is based on the findings of the Forest 500 annual report.

Join us for the launch webinar ‘The human rights blindspot in deforestation action’, taking place on Wednesday 24 July, 14:00-14:45 BST.

The speakers will cover:

  • The on-the-ground impact of ignoring this critical link
  • The different types of human rights and the importance of having commitments on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and respecting customary rights to land, resources, and territory
  • Data on the financial institutions and companies that are lagging behind
  • Recommended actions for companies and financial institutions, and policymakers
  • When: 24 Jul 2024, 14:00-14:45 BST
  • Where: Online

Language: English

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