We Are All Atlas: Sharing Best Practices for Collaboration on Sustainable Deforestation-free Agricultural Commodity Production and Consumption


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Climate change, halting deforestation and biodiversity loss and sustainable food systems demand wide societal support for change. We therefore need to work in partnerships with governments, private sector, civil society organizations, farmers, and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations. The event shared lessons and discussed challenges regarding collaboration and inclusive action.

The speakers underlined the urgency to act now. Working in partnerships inspires and is key for the action. The overall message of the event was that we need to move from specific initiatives to systemic, inclusive action. 

Moderator: Elaine Geyer-Allély, Deputy Leader Governance Practice, WWF International

Speakers:

  • Lea Wermelin, Minister of Environment, Denmark, chair of the Amsterdam Declaration Partnership
  • Tania Wimpenny, head of International Engagement FACT Dialogue, United Kingdom
  • Kulbir Mehta, Managing Director Solidaridad Network Asia
  • Fernando Sampaio, Director Produce, Conserve, Include, Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Silvia Llamas, Coordinator, Pronatura Sur A.C., GCF Task Force Mexico
  • Emile Frison, Coordinator UNFFS Coalition on Agroecology
  • Jonas Mva Mva, Africa Regional Director, IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Danielle Carreira, Head of Finance Sector Engagement, Tropical Forest Alliance Brazil
  • Bérangère Abba, Secretary of State for Biodiversity, France

Audience: between 50 and 100 in person, 157 online

Organized by: Ministry of Environment Denmark; The Amsterdam Declaration Partnership countries (Belgium Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom)