At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have announced far-reaching joint Frameworks for Action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies to end deforestation and restore forest areas.
The second roundtables of the Initiative have now taken place in both Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Participation has been diverse and broad for both meetings with high level representatives from the government, industry and civil society organizations.
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On Thursday June 15, 2017 the first Round Table of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative was organized from 9.00-17.00h in Accra. The day, with its core focus on exchange, was officially opened by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. Close to 80 participants from the public sector, private sector and civil society actively contributed. The presentations that were given are available on this site.
Le mardi 13 juin 2017, de 09H00 à 17h00, s’est tenue à Abidjan, la première Table Ronde sur l’Initiative Cacao et Forêts. Cette journée d’échanges et de réflexions, lancée par la Ministre de la Salubrité, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable en personne, a rassemblé près d’une centaine de personnes issues du secteur public, du privé et de la société civile. Les présentations faites pendant la rencontre sont disponibles sur ce site.
June 13th and 15th, the first Roundtables took place in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. The Roundtables were hosted in Côte d'Ivoire by the Ministry of Public Hygiene, Environment and Sustainable Development (MINSEDD) and in Ghana by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. Participants included representatives from cocoa and chocolate companies, local governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The roundtables were held to collaboratively build a Framework of Action to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa value chain.
A high level planning is now available for stakeholders to follow along and contribute to the process.
The governance structure for both Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana is now approved and beginning its work as the implementation phase commences. In both countries, several open roundtables will be organized as well as a technical committee and a supervisory committee. IDH and WCF are contacting the relevant partners to identify the most appropriate representatives to each of these structures.
The new report, Eliminating Deforestation from the Cocoa Supply Chain, presents a first set of principles for achieving sustainable, deforestation-free cocoa production.
On March 16 2017 the twelve largest global chocolate and cocoa companies committed to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder frameworks to help address deforestation and forest degradation in their cocoa supply chains in Cote D'Ivoire and Ghana. The meeting was held in London, together with Ghanian and Ivorian authorities, and hosted by Prince Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales.
IDH, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and The Prince's International Sustainability Unit (ISU) convened the Cocoa & Forest Initiative and launched it at a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, on Thursday 16th March 2017.
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