On the eve of the IPCC’s radical call to action, the Good Growth Partnership convened leaders from the private sector to consider how best to align efforts to reduce deforestation and tackle climate change.
Agriculture Minister, Mogana Flomo emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring that Liberia’s pristine forests are protected as the country moves to improve livelihoods and the economy.
This year’s TFA 2020 General Assembly was aptly entitled ‘A Sprint to 2020’ in reference to the Alliance’s looming deadline.
Today we discussed and saw how other countries, developing countries, are able to grow their economies and establish good systems that can bring two interests together.
Achieving systemic, sectorial transformation in beef, palm oil and soy will require integrated action on multiple levels. What can help to deliver this sectorial transformation and what may get in the way?
On 6 September 2017, some of the world’s largest conservation, development and finance organizations, as well as government representatives from major producer countries, gathered at the United Nations in New York today to launch the Good Growth Partnership.
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Opening Keynote at the Official Launch for the Good Growth Partnership
I think this is a testament to the fact that despite whatever challenges we are facing a transformation is unfolding.
Every now and then, a consortium of actors becomes a touchstone in a community. Our hope is that this Partnership could indeed be the touchstone that so many are looking for.
The pursuit of social and economic development is a vital priority for governments as they seek to reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life for their citizens. How do we manage situations in the development of the beef, palm oil and soy sectors where these objectives may come into tension with the needs of environmental conservation?
Agriculture in the 21st century is fundamental, it’s foundational to our very existence, and ironically it has also become one of the greatest threats to a sustainable future.