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The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Global Platform invites you to the virtual launch of the refreshed NYDF on October 13, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM EST | 13:00 to 14:30 UTC | 21:00 to 23:00 UTC+8.

Lack of progress towards the intermediate 2020 targets initially outlined in the NYDF motivated the NYDF community to reinvigorate political will to meet the 2030 NYDF goal of ending deforestation. To this end, the NYDF Global Platform launched a participatory “refresh” process to renew the Declaration and catalyze a shift from commitment to collective action towards meeting the NYDF goals.

During this launch event, participants will review alterations to the Declaration and the NYDF Global Platform informed by this collaborative “refresh” process, learn about the upcoming NYDF Progress Assessment Report, and reflect on the enduring value and significance of the NYDF as a driver of forest action in this decade and beyond.

Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions about the “refresh” process and the revised Declaration. Speakers will include members of the NYDF Global Platform and NYDF Assessment, NYDF endorsers, senior officials from donor and forest countires, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, and senior staff from environmental organizations and companies.

To RSVP, please follow this link.

La Plataforma Global de la Declaración de Nueva York sobre los Bosques (NYDF) le invita al lanzamiento virtual de la actualización de la NYDF el 13 de octubre de 2021 de 9:00 a 10:30 AM EST | 13:00 a 14:30 UTC | 21:00 a 23:00 UTC+8.. . . .
La falta de progreso hacia los objetivos intermedios de 2020 inicialmente esbozados en el NYDF motivó a la comunidad del NYDF a revigorizar la voluntad política para cumplir el objetivo del NYDF de 2030 de acabar con la deforestación. Para ello, la Plataforma Global del NYDF puso en marcha un proceso participativo de "actualización" para renovar la Declaración y catalizar el paso del compromiso a la acción colectiva para alcanzar los objetivos del NYDF.

Durante este evento de lanzamiento, los participantes revisarán las modificaciones de la Declaración y de la Plataforma Global del NYDF que se derivan de este proceso de "actualización" colaborativa, conocerán el próximo Informe de Evaluación de los Avances del NYDF y reflexionarán sobre el valor y la importancia duraderos del NYDF como motor de la acción forestal en esta década y más allá.

Los participantes también tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas sobre el proceso de "actualización" y la Declaración revisada. Entre los oradores estarán los miembros de la Plataforma Global del NYDF y de la Evaluación del NYDF, los partidarios del NYDF, los altos funcionarios de los países donantes y de los países forestales, los donantes bilaterales y multilaterales, y los altos funcionarios de las organizaciones y empresas medioambientales.

Para confirmar su asistencia, siga este enlace.

La plateforme mondiale de la Déclaration de New York sur les forêts (NYDF) vous invite au lancement virtuel de la version actualisée de la NYDF le 13 octobre 2021 de 9h00 à 10h30 EST | 13h00 à 14h30 UTC | 21h00 à 23h00 UTC+8.. . . .
L'absence de progrès vers les objectifs intermédiaires de 2020 initialement définis dans le NYDF a motivé la communauté NYDF à redynamiser la volonté politique d'atteindre l'objectif 2030 du NYDF, à savoir mettre fin à la déforestation. À cette fin, la plateforme mondiale du NYDF a lancé un processus participatif de "rafraîchissement" pour renouveler la déclaration et catalyser le passage de l'engagement à l'action collective pour atteindre les objectifs du NYDF.

Au cours de cet événement de lancement, les participants examineront les modifications apportées à la Déclaration et à la Plate-forme mondiale du FDNY à la suite de ce processus de "rafraîchissement" collaboratif, prendront connaissance du prochain rapport d'évaluation des progrès du FDNY et réfléchiront à la valeur et à l'importance durables du FDNY en tant que moteur de l'action forestière au cours de cette décennie et au-delà.

Les participants auront également l'occasion de poser des questions sur le processus de "rafraîchissement" et la déclaration révisée. Parmi les intervenants figureront des membres de la Plate-forme mondiale et de l'Évaluation de la FDNY, des partisans de la FDNY, des hauts fonctionnaires des pays donateurs et des pays forestiers, des donateurs bilatéraux et multilatéraux, et des cadres supérieurs d'organisations et d'entreprises environnementales.

Pour confirmer votre présence, veuillez suivre ce lien.



A Plataforma Global da Declaração de Nova Iorque sobre Florestas (NYDF) convida-o para o lançamento virtual da NYDF actualizada a 13 de Outubro de 2021 das 9:00 às 10:30 EST | 13:00 às 14:30 UTC | 21:00 às 23:00 UTC+8.. . . .
A falta de progressos em direcção aos objectivos intermédios para 2020 inicialmente delineados na NYDF motivou a comunidade da NYDF a revigorar a vontade política para cumprir o objectivo da NYDF de acabar com a desflorestação em 2030. Para este fim, a Plataforma Global da NYDF lançou um processo participativo de "renovação" para renovar a Declaração e catalisar uma mudança de compromisso para acção colectiva em direcção ao cumprimento dos objectivos da NYDF.

Durante este evento de lançamento, os participantes revisarão as alterações da Declaração e da Plataforma Global de NYDF informadas por este processo colaborativo de "atualização", aprenderão sobre o próximo Relatório de Avaliação de Progresso de NYDF e refletirão sobre o valor e o significado duradouro da NYDF como um motor da ação florestal nesta década e além.

Os participantes terão também a oportunidade de fazer perguntas sobre o processo de "actualização" e sobre a Declaração revista. Os oradores incluirão membros da Plataforma Global da NYDF e da Avaliação da NYDF, endossadores da NYDF, funcionários superiores de doadores e conselhos florestais, doadores bilaterais e multilaterais, e pessoal superior de organizações e empresas ambientais.

Para confirmar a sua presença, por favor siga este link.


REMINDER: There is one week left to register for the upcoming virtual launch of the refreshed NYDF on October 13, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM EST | 13:00 to 14:30 UTC | 21:00 to 23:00 UTC+8.

This event will:

Panelists and participants will include members of the NYDF Global Platform and NYDF Assessment, NYDF endorsers, senior officials from donor and forest countries, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, and senior staff from environmental organizations and companies.


RECORDATORIO: Queda una semana para inscribirse en el próximo lanzamiento virtual del renovado NYDF el 13 de octubre de 2021 de 9:00 a 10:30 AM EST | 13:00 a 14:30 UTC | 21:00 a 23:00 UTC+8.

En este evento:

Entre los panelistas y participantes se encontrarán miembros de la Plataforma Global del NYDF y de la Evaluación del NYDF, avalistas del NYDF, altos funcionarios de países donantes y forestales, donantes bilaterales y multilaterales, y personal directivo de organizaciones y empresas medioambientales.


RAPPEL: Il ne reste plus qu'une semaine pour s'inscrire au prochain lancement virtuel du nouveau NYDF le 13 octobre 2021 de 9h00 à 10h30 EST | 13h00 à 14h30 UTC | 21h00 à 23h00 UTC+8.

Dans cet événement :

Les panélistes et les participants comprendront des membres de la Plate-forme mondiale et de l'évaluation du NYDF, des partisans du NYDF, des hauts fonctionnaires des pays donateurs et des pays forestiers, des donateurs bilatéraux et multilatéraux, et des cadres supérieurs d'organisations et d'entreprises environnementales.


LEMBRETE: Falta uma semana para a inscrição no próximo lançamento virtual do NYDF renovado em 13 de Outubro de 2021 das 9:00 às 10:30 EST | 13:00 às 14:30 UTC | 21:00 às 23:00 UTC+8.

Neste caso:

Os membros do painel e participantes incluirão membros da Plataforma Global da NYDF e da Avaliação da NYDF, endossadores da NYDF, funcionários superiores de países doadores e países florestais, doadores bilaterais e multilaterais, e pessoal superior de organizações e empresas ambientais.

Thank you for attending the virtual launch of the refreshed New York Declaration on Forests!

The event was a tremendous success filled with critical insights from the outstanding panelists and speakers. We were joined by:

You can find a full recording here and the PowerPoint slides from the session here.

To read more about the refresh process and updates to the NYDF Declaration, visit https://forestdeclaration.org/a-renewed-call-to-action/


Looking Ahead: UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow
COP26 marks a pivotal moment for countries to set ambitious trajectories to build a sustainable world. Forests are the natural climate solution with the largest mitigation potential, and the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) remains one of the most comprehensive frameworks for forest action.

On November 5, 2021 (4:00 pm GMT - 5:30 pm GMT | 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST), the NYDF will host an event within the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Climate Conference to elevate leading voices from government, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, youth, civil society and the private sector to showcase how to shift from commitment to action through ambitious political action and positive investment.

We invite you to join this event [NYDF: A Renewed Call To Action] by registering for GLF's Climate Conference and setting a bookmark for the NYDF event on Nov. 5th. More event details on confirmed speakers and agenda will be shared soon.
Other COP26 Events on Forests (more to come):
Gender: The Key to Unlocking Transformational Change in Climate-Forest Finance
Wednesday, October 27th
(Click here to register)

COP Presidency World Leaders’ Summit: Forest and Land Use Action Event
Tuesday, Nov 2nd | 9:15 – 12:45 GMT
(See full Presidency Programme here)

5 Great Forests for Mesoamerica
Wednesday, November 3 | 11-12:30 at GEF/GCF Pavilion
(Read more from WCS Newsroom)

Financing Forest Action: Investing in Forests to Address the Climate Crisis
Thursday, November 4th | 14:45 GMT+1  
(Click here to register) . . . .

The COP Presidency and the Nature 4 Climate Coalition have organized November 6th as Nature Day.
(See full COP26 programme here for more details.)

Emerging Policy Approaches For Intact Forest Conservation

Saturday, November 6 | 17:00-18:30 GMT
(Click here to register)

SDG 15 Event: High-level Dialogue of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests: Upscaling Actions to Turn the Tide on Deforestation
Saturday, November 6
(Click here for more details)
 
Marrakech Partnership: Land Use Action Event
Saturday, November 6
(Click here for more details)

The initial NYDF Assessment report, published in 2015, proposes a framework of indicators to track progress toward each of the ten goals of the NYDF.

The report, “Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests: An assessment framework and initial report” seeks to fill the gap of the original NYDF, which launched without a process or methodology that would allow monitoring progress toward achieving its goals.

One year after the adoption of the NYDF is too early to draw conclusions about progress in most areas. But in the past year, new initiatives have been launched, additional commitments have been made, and implementation of relevant programs has begun. These are important steps in the right direction and may help accelerate trends toward achieving the NYDF goals. Still, overall progress remains slow and more action is urgently needed.

Five years after the launch of the NYDF, there is little evidence that its goals are on track, and achieving the 2020 NYDF targets is likely impossible. The 2019 NYDF Assessment report assesses progress toward all ten goals of the NYDF, five years after the Declaration's launch.

In September 2014, a broad coalition of governments, companies, civil society, and indigenous peoples’ organizations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF). 

Driven by the shared understanding that halting deforestation is essential to keep temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the endorsers adopted an ambitious declaration detailing ten goals. By committing to the ten goals of the declaration, endorsers have agreed to work toward halving tropical deforestation by 2020 and ending it by 2030. The NYDF also calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.

Five years later, there is little evidence that these goals are on track, and achieving the 2020 NYDF targets is likely impossible.

The 2020 NYDF Assessment Report takes a stark look at trends across all ten goals of the NYDF and find progress to be wanting.

This report was supported by the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), the Good Energies Foundation, and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag via the NYDF Global Platform.

The initial NYDF Assessment report, published in 2015, proposes a framework of indicators to track progress toward each of the ten goals of the NYDF.

The report, “Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests: An assessment framework and initial report” seeks to fill the gap of the original NYDF, which launched without a process or methodology that would allow monitoring progress toward achieving its goals.

One year after the adoption of the NYDF is too early to draw conclusions about progress in most areas. But in the past year, new initiatives have been launched, additional commitments have been made, and implementation of relevant programs has begun. These are important steps in the right direction and may help accelerate trends toward achieving the NYDF goals. Still, overall progress remains slow and more action is urgently needed.

More action is needed to align forest finance with its mitigation potential.

Governments must

• Align public budgets and fiscal policies with objectives to halt deforestation. Reform subsidies to provide benefits for forests and other sustainable development goals and include environmental and social safeguards.

• Mobilize private-sector funding to leverage the growing interest in carbon markets, carbon pricing mechanisms, and other sustainable investments in conservation or sustainable forest use.

• Consider the use of border measures for carbon to generate revenues to invest in forest mitigation goals.

• Create dialogues between results-based REDD+ donors and forest countries to harmonize and simplify requirements, making them more applicable to individual country contexts.

• Develop new up-front financing mechanisms that can complement results-based REDD+ programs.

Private sector must

• Improve the transparency of investments by assessing and disclosing the risks and benefits they pose to forests for activities such as infrastructure, mining developments, and the production of forest-risk commodities.

• End investments into deforestation-linked practices to accelerate global progress towards deforestation-free supply chains.

• Explore opportunities to invest in jurisdictional forest programs to strengthen governance and support participation in results-based payments and carbon markets.

Since 2015, the NYDF Assessment Partners have conducted an annual assessment of global progress toward the ten goals of the NYDF and its 2020 and 2030 targets. In this series of slide decks, we synthesize our findings from seven years of research and analysis across each of these ten goals to provide a baseline to assess 2030 forest targets made at COP26 and across other international declarations and taret-setting initiatives. Taken together, these goal summaries provide a holistic overview of the state of play and key remaining challenges in protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing forests.

Read the blog post summarizing this series here.

The slide decks are categorized according to the following four forest themes:

  1. Setting and achieving overarching targets to end deforestation and restore degraded lands (Goals 1 & 5).
  2. Taking action to ensure sustainable production and development (Goals 2, 3, and 4)
  3. Shifting and sourcing new finance for forests (Goals 8 & 9)
  4. Strengthening forest governance and empowering Indigenous Peoples and local communities (Goal 10)

In this second installment, we present overviews for the two NYDF goals that fit into theme 3: Finance for forests. Goal 8 addresses progress in providing finance for forest action - supporting the development and implementation of strategies to reduce forest emissions. Goal 9 covers progress on rewarding countries and jurisdictions who have taken action and are achieving results.

Key Messages

Little new data is available on finance for forests or development related to Goal 8 since our 2017 NYDF Progress Assessment, which found that:

• Finance for forests falls far short of supporting their mitigation potential; forests have the potential to be up to 30 percent of the climate solution, yet just 2 percent of international climate finance goes to forests.

• Subsidies and investments in sectors driving deforestation (e.g., agriculture) amount to 40 times more than investments in protecting forests.

• Over 60 percent of forest-sector finance for mitigation-related development goes to countries with high levels of deforestation, although not necessarily countries where forests are disappearing the fastest.

• Financial institutions are adopting policies that address deforestation risks, seeking to increase sustainability and – at a minimum – not to increase deforestation through their investments. However, few of these bank policies are mandatory and there is a lack of transparency in their application.

Our 2018 Goal 8 assessment takes a closer look at financial institutions and finds:

• New tools have been released in the past year to help assess climate risks and improve transparency in financial institutions, such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the Soft Commodity Risk Platform (SCRIPT).

• Some banks are emerging as leaders in the adoption and enforcement of forest-risk policies. This year several banks, such as the Government Pension Fund Global, managed by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), and the AXA Group, have publicly disclosed and divested from companies with a risk of high deforestation.

• While over half of the the most influential financial institutions in forest-risk supply chains with at least one commodity-specific forest-risk policy have a process to address noncompliance, enforcement is not consistent across sectors. For example, the palm oil sector gets more than half (56 percent) of its financing from Southeast Asian institutions, which have weaker policies than the global average.

Key messages

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