Dialogue Session: Deforestation-free Value Chains - 6 May

Plenary Dialogue Session

13:00 – 13:05    
Welcome remarks
Moderator Dr. Brent Loken

13:05 – 13:10    
Opening remarks
The Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Rasmus Prehn 

13:10 – 13:30    
Setting the scene: Transformations based on science and facts 
Craig Hanson, Vice President of Food, Forests, Water and the Ocean, WRI

Martin Frick, Director, Global Office Berlin, WFP

Rob Vos, Director, IFPRI

Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food, WB

Deforestation-free value chains

Moderator: Mr. Peter De Koning, 

13:30– 13:35    
Welcome and setting the stage: How is deforestation directly linked to climate change?
Moderator, Peter De Koning, Director ADP Support Unit, Amsterdam Declarations Partnership

13:35– 13:42    
Climate and deforestation seen from a Danish perspective
Tomas Anker Christensen, Danish Climate Ambassador 

13:42– 13:52    
Academia on the role of deforestation and land-use in regards to climate change
Pham Thu Thuy, Center for International Forestry Researh (CIFOR)

13:52– 14:02    
Speech from those experiencing the direct implications of deforestation: indigenous people
Bitate and Txai from the indigenous Uru Eu Wau Way people from Brazil 

14:02– 14:09    
Speech from those experiencing the direct implications of deforestation
Alejandro O'Donnell, Director of Aapresid's International Program

14:09 – 14:16    
Youth representative on the need to tackle deforestation
Lana Weidgenant, Deputy-Director of Zero Hour

14:16 – 14:23    
Introduction to the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue group and the broad nature outcomes from COP26
David Saddington, Head of International Nature Campaign COP26

14:23 –14:30    
Q/A to the speakers
Facilitated by the moderator. 

14:30 –15:15    
Panel debate and discussion. Answering the two questions: 
1. How do we deliver on the Glasgow Leaders Declaration? 
2. How do we ensure that the nexus between deforestation and climate change is further recognized at COP27?
3. How do we ensure the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples?

Brief introduction to the participants and hereafter discussion: 
-    Sofie Tind Nielsen, Senior Forest Advisor, WWF Denmark
-    Simon Bager, Specialist in Sustainable land use in supply chains
-    Asbjørn Børsting, President of FEFAC
-    Marcela Paranhos, Global Carbon Finance Manager, IDH
-    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, Ghana lead within the FACT dialogue group (to be confirmed)
-    Daphne Hameeteman, Sustainability lead in Europe, Wilmar

15:15– 15:20    
Q/A to panel participants   Facilitated by the moderator. 

15:20– 15:25    
Wrap up main points from speakers and debates
Facilitated by the moderator. 

Plenary Dialogue Session 

15:30 – 15:55        
Panel debate
Moderator Brent Loken
Dr. Afton Halloran, Independent Consultant in Sustainable Food Systems Transition
Peter De Koning, Director, Amsterdam Declarations Partnership
Jacob Ravn, CEO and Ph.d., Access2Innovation
Paul Holmbeck, Director Holmbeck EcoConsult, World Board member IFOAM 

15:55 – 16:00        
Closing remarks
Moderator Dr. Brent Loken