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28 Oct 2022

Introducing the business case for collective landscape action in priority landscapes of the Amazon Basin and Indonesia

 (LIMA, Peru, 28 October 2022) – If the world is to turn the corner from increasing rates of forest and biodiversity loss, and climate disaster towards a net forest-positive and climate-positive future, transformative solutions that have the potential to unleash systems change are needed.

These solutions must address the underlying causes, including poor government land-use planning and limited enforcement; limited finance or technical assistance for producers, communities, and Indigenous peoples to transition to sustainable land management; informal land tenure; and lack of traceability or monitoring to channel economic incentives for sustainable production.

Why is this still not translating to on-the-ground impact at scale? The Business Case for Collective Landscape Action initiative supported by USAID, in partnership with Rainforest Alliance, CDP, Clarmondial, and Conservation International will present a compelling business case to drive increased investment to locally defined priorities, reducing commodity deforestation and biodiversity threats, and enabling restoration and livelihood gains at scale.

What: Launch of The Business Case initiative at the GLF Climate conference alongside COP27. Simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish and French.

Who: Sorely Calixto, Chief of Party of The Business Case, Rainforest Alliance; Tanja Havemann, Co-founder and Director, Clarmondial; Luis Suarez, Vice President, Conservation International – Ecuador; and Thomas Maddox, Global Director of Forests and Land, CDP.

When: Friday, 11 November 2022 from 17:00–17:45 (UTC+2 | Cairo) / 10:00–10:45 (UTC -5 | Lima)    

Where: Digital




For more information, request an interview or secure your spot to interact live with panelists during the launch:

  • Global media contact: Caroline Bennett, The Rainforest Alliance
  • Peru contact: Paola Chalcatana, Business Case Communication Manager

To obtain a press pass to attend the launch and GLF Climate, please visit the conference newsroom.



 About The Rainforest Alliance 

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working in 70 countries at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests. The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. By bringing farmers, forest communities, companies, and individuals together it addresses some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. The organization changes the way the world produces, sources and consumes, with a focus on cocoa, coffee, tea, bananas, and other tropical commodities through its certification program, supply chain services, landscape management, and advocacy. In 2021, more than 6 million hectares of farmland was certified against the Rainforest Alliance or UTZ standards and 4 million farmers and farmworkers participated in the Rainforest Alliance or UTZ certification programs, which are designed to improve economic, environmental, and social sustainability.


About the Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient, and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihoods, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research-World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank, and its charter members. This conference is made possible through our sponsors and working partners.

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