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30x30 Forests, Food, and Land Challenge: Bending the curve on forest loss

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Land is at the heart of the solution to climate change.

The way we use land for food, forestry, and other purposes contributes about 24%—or approximately 12 billion tons—of total annual greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the second largest source of emissions after energy, and greater than the entire global transport sector. But land, from forests to farms, is also the second largest storehouse of carbon and is crucial to achieving global climate commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – it could contribute up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.

Companies are stepping up to help meet these goals by committing to remove deforestation and other habitat conversion from their supply chains. This month, at the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development, companies will share how they are leading on this front in the context of the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge of the Global Climate Action Summit.

On Tuesday, July 17, join World Wildlife Fund, hosted by the World Economic Forum, for 30x30 Forests, Food, and Land Challenge: Bending the curve on forest loss, featuring a key note speech and a panel discussion between representatives of leading companies, on what they are doing to remove deforestation from their supply chains and generate benefits for people, the planet, and economy.

Welcome remarks:
Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

Panel Members:

Gregory Belt, President of Sustainability & Value Creationat AB InBev
Rachael Sherman, Director Global Supply Sustainability, McDonald's Corporation
Michael Rinaldi, Sustainable Business Development Manager Wholesales, Rabobank
Josefina Braña-Varela, Senior Director, Global Forest and Climate Hub of Expertise, World Wildlife Fund

Faciliated by Kavita Prakash-Mani, Global Markets Practice Lead, World Wildlife Fund

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For more information:

Amanda Stone, Director, Engagement & Platforms, WWF: amanda.stone@wwfus.org
Hermine, Kleymann, Policy Manager Forest Practice, WWF: hkleymann@wwfint.org
Martina Fleckenstein, Policy Manager Food Practice, WWF: mfleckenstein@wwfint.org

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