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States & businesses discuss deforestation initiatives at Forests Global Climate Action day

Author: UNFCCC, Published on: 27 November 2017

"New National and Corporate Climate Action on Forests at COP23", 12 Nov 2017

New action from countries and corporations to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management featured at COP23 Forests Day...Initiatives from Ecuador, Gabon, Walmart and Mars Inc were welcomed by delegates...

...A commitment to deforestation-free commodities by Walmart presented by Laura Phillips, Walmart’s Senior Vice President of Sustainability...Mars Inc.’s new policy to reduce their carbon footprint 27% by 2025 and 67% by 2050 by addressing deforestation throughout their corporate value chain, presented by Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Vice President of Sustainability...

...Sustaining and increasing forests is vital to get on track in time to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement’s goal...“Our planet’s forests are being decimated at an alarming rate. Putting a stop to this destruction is crucial to tackling climate change, reducing poverty and feeding a growing global population, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

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Related companies: Mars Walmart