Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Transatlantic Dialogue on Reducing Deforestation in Supply Chains of Agricultural Commodities

23 Oct 2014 - 09:00 to 24 Oct 2014 - 17:00

Pew Charitable Trust Center, Washington DC

Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Forest Governance, Illegal Logging and Deforestation

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Overview

This transatlantic dialogue will bring together a number of stakeholders, focused on options for reducing deforestation in agricultural supply chains. Key questions will be asked such as: What are the current and projected patterns of supply and demand for key commodities, and their impacts on forests? Who are the key producers and what is their relative impact on forests? How are these patterns likely to change in the future? What are the key points of leverage in these supply chains? What is the scope of potential action by the US, the EU, and its member states?

The current status and future trends in the global production and trade in major agricultural commodities will also be examined, along with the key leverage points for influence. Global forest footprint of major agricultural commodities and deforestation hotspots will be discussed and key drivers of deforestation will be examined. Finally, the potential roles of government in reducing commodity-driven deforestation will be analysed to gain a better understanding of the potential for state action in the EU and the US contexts.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.