What is Tropical Forest Alliance?

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is a public-private partnership in which partners take voluntary actions, individually and in combination, to reduce the tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp. The Alliance does so by tackling the drivers of tropical deforestation using a range of market, policy, and communications approaches. The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 was founded in 2012 at Rio+20. This project is part of the World Economic Forum‘s Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods Platform..

What are Objectives and aim of the TFA?

TFA 2020 will contribute to mobilising and coordinating actions by governments, the private sector and civil society to reduce tropical deforestation related to key agricultural commodities by 2020.

 It aims to realise sustainable rural development and better growth opportunities based on reduced deforestation in tropical forest countries.

Aims to halve deforestation by 2020 and end it by 2030.

What are Goals of TFA?

  • Improve planning and management related to tropical forest conservation, agricultural land use and land tenure.
  • Share best practices for tropical forest and ecosystem conservation and commodity production, including working with smallholder farmers and other producers on sustainable agricultural intensification, promoting the use of degraded lands and reforestation.
  • Provide expertise and knowledge in order to assist with the development of commodity and processed-commodity markets that promote the conservation of tropical forests.
  • Improve monitoring of tropical deforestation and forest degradation to measure progress.

Where is its secretariat?

TFA is funded by the governments of Norway, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Secretariat is hosted at the World Economic Forum.