The Amazon solution
The Amazon is not only an important storehouse of the world’s biodiversity and CO2 but equally a home to millions of people from different countries and tribes, with various cultures and landscapes that shape their livelihoods. Investments in agriculture, mining, timber, and also livestock activities are currently causing great damage to local landscapes, considerably affecting the livelihoods of millions of people and making them vulnerable to climate change.
In this “Financing Solutions for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Value Chains” plenary, speakers seek to examine ways in which financing solutions can lead to responsible activities on landscapes and how they can help build sustainable value chains in ways that are both inclusive and resilient for the Amazon and beyond. Discussions would also focus on innovative financial solutions inspired by local initiatives.
What is a sustainable value chain?
A sustainable value chain is a value chain that is profitable throughout all of its stages (economic sustainability); has broad-based benefits for society (social sustainability); has a positive or neutral impact on the natural environment (environmental sustainability).
The sustainable value chain concept recognizes that value chains are dynamic, market-driven systems in which vertical coordination (governance) is the central dimension and for which value-added and sustainability are explicit, multidimensional performance measures, assessed at the aggregate level.