APP and World Leaders part of Critical Climate Solutions
Mongabay.com - (September 24, 2014)
The New York Declaration on Forests unveiled Tuesday at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, is the product of months of U.N.-led behind-the-scenes coalition-building between a wide range of stakeholders.
Dozens of companies, non-profit organizations, and governments pledged to work together to halve forest loss by 2020 and end it altogether by 2030. If implemented, the commitment could reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 4.5-8.8 billion tons annually, equivalent to removing a billion cars from the world's roads.
Among the signees are several companies that have recently established zero deforestation policies for commodity sourcing and production, including consumer products giant Unilever and Indonesian forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).