BY INVITATION ONLY
This is your opportunity to take part in a collaborative discussion on how multi-stakeholder action at both the regional and global levels can insure the future of Cerrado, the world's richest savannah. This event will introduce and provide background information on unique opportunities to transform the Cerrado into a productive and profitable sustainable landscape. The event will debate the role business communities can play in protecting and developing the Cerrado sustianably.
Inputs will be sought on how broad sectoral agreements being developed by the Cerrado Working Group and partners can be most successful.
A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of the event.
Approximately the size of Western Europe, the Cerrado is the world's oldest and most biodiverse savannah. It contains 5% of all species on earth. It also delivers 40% of all Brazil's freshwater and stores 13.7 billion tons of carbon, two thirds hidden underground. The Cerrado is home to unique traditional cultures, and is also one of the world's largest and most active agriculture hubs.
Since 2017, 136 global companies and investors have pledged to collaborate with local stakeholders to halt Cerrado conversion. The Cerrado Working Group (Grupo de Trabalho do Cerrado - GTC) was established as a Brazilian multi-stakeholder platform responsible for agreeing terms and strategies to protect the Cerrado. GTC brings together the most influential traders (85% of the market share), civil society, consuming companies, banks and the government. It is, together with global partners from the retail, manufacture and finance sectors, actively developing concrete solutions for sustainable land use planning and concrete economic incentives for producers to insure a profitable and sustainable future, while becoming active patners in protecting the Cerrado.
- Mauricio Voivodic (CEO, WWF-Brazil)
- Jean Francois Timmers (The Cerrado Initiative)
- Charlotte Streck (Climate Focus)
- Daniel Salte OR Danielle Carreira (Representatives from SoS Cerrado Manifesto/TESCO/UNPRI)
- Andre Nassar (Executive Producer of Abiove)
- Louis Dreyfus Commodities -Brazil Food
This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.