For forests’ sake: Transforming extractive industries and infrastructure to achieve NYDF Goal 3

16 Nov 2020

The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) is a non-binding international agreement that seeks to halt natural forest loss by 2030, contributing to global climate and biodiversity goals as well as the UN SDGs. In this paper, Climate Focus, Meridian Institute and the UNDP hone in on NYDF Goal 3 (to significantly reduce deforestation from other economic sectors such as mining, extractive industries and infrastructure by 2020), providing key insight on the issues that have hampered progress to date, while raising the necessary questions to accelerate change going forwards.

  • Climate Focus


  • Vinamra Mathur

    Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Youth4Nature

  • Erin D. Matson

    Senior Consultant, Climate Focus

  • Diego Moreno

    Director of Environmental Control of the Ministry of Environment and Water, Government of Ecuador

  • Laura George

    Advocacy and Rights Coordinator, Amerindian Peoples Association

  • Marcela Bocchetto

    Manager Biodiversity and Climate Change, Anglo American

  • Pippa Howard

    Director of the Business & Biodiversity Programme, Flora and Fauna International