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Introduction to the dialogue and overview of main deforestation drivers and trends.

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Martin Persson, Associate Professor Chalmers University of Technology and member of Focali.

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Introduction to the dialogue and overview of main deforestation drivers and trends.

  1. 1. Martin Persson Physical Resource Theory Department of Earth, Space & Environment Chalmers University of Technology STEPPING UP SWEDISH ACTION ON TROPICAL DEFORESTATION: BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION FOCALI–SIANI workshop, SEI 2019–03–21 2019-03-21MARTIN PERSSON | PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, SEE
  2. 2. Every year, some 10 Mha of tropical forests are lost… 10% of global carbon emissions… 2019-03-21MARTIN PERSSON | PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, SEE Source: Curtis et al. 2018, Science Largest threat to terrestrial biodiversity… Livelihood source for over 100 million people…
  3. 3. International commitments to reduce deforestation 2019-03-21MARTIN PERSSON | PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, SEE SDG 15: ”By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded…” NY Declaration on Forests: “At least halve the rate of loss of natural forests globally by 2020 and strive to end natural forest loss by 2030.” “…eliminating deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products by no later than 2020…” Source:WRI,Global ForestWatch
  4. 4. The deforestation footprint of EU / Swedish consumption EU deforestation footprint: ~340 kha/yr 1/6 of the total carbon footprint of an average EU diet is due to deforestation emissions! 2019-03-21MARTIN PERSSON | PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, SEE 5 500 ha 3 MtCO2 Source: Pendrill et al. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.glo envcha.2019.03.002
  5. 5. Stepping up action on deforestation: options 2019-03-21MARTIN PERSSON | PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, SEE DEMAND–SIDE: Trade policies, public procurement, consumer policies… EUTR / FLEGT, EU-RED, AMSTERDAM DECLARATION TODAY: What works? What should be scaled up? Where can Swedish actors step up action? How can we collaborate? SUPPLY–CHAIN: Certification, commodity moratoria, zero def. pledges, transparency… RSPO, RTRS, AFI, CGF/TFA, SOY MORATORIUM, TRASE SUPPLY–SIDE: Capacity building (monitoring, enforcement), support smallholders, finance… REDD+, AMAZON FUND, BANKING ENV. INI.

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