The New York Declaration on Forests

The New York Declaration on Forests is a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and indigenous peoples who strive to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. The NYDF outlines ten ambitious global targets related to protecting and restoring forests, which, if realized, have the potential to reduce annual carbon emissions by 4.5 to 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2 - equivalent to the annual emissions of the United States.

Launched at the Climate Summit held at UN Headquarters in New York in September 2014, the Declaration is currently endorsed by more than 190 entities including more than 50 governments, more than 50 of the world’s biggest companies, and more than 50 influential civil society and indigenous peoples’ organizations. Click here to see the current list of NYDF endorsers.

The New York Declaration on Forests

The New York Declaration on Forests is a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and indigenous peoples who strive to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. The NYDF outlines ten ambitious global targets related to protecting and restoring forests, which, if realized, have the potential to reduce annual carbon emissions by 4.5 to 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2 - equivalent to the annual emissions of the United States.

Launched at the Climate Summit held at UN Headquarters in New York in September 2014, the Declaration is currently endorsed by more than 190 entities including more than 50 governments, more than 50 of the world’s biggest companies, and more than 50 influential civil society and indigenous peoples’ organizations. Click here to see the current list of NYDF endorsers.

The NYDF Goals

 

The NYDF Goals

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Mondelez International has signed a memorandum of understanding with the #Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and @UNDP, reinforcing its commitment to reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain across Ghana. https://t.co/zlZ3nSb5cs #Deforestation #Sustainable
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Over 500 years ago, clearing tropical #forests was a way of survival to provide land for families to farm and villages to prosper. Researchers can now more precisely view how much lasting impact this had on the Amazonian #rainforests. https://t.co/8Mj785hQSM
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Planting 20 percent more #trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban #forests, like #pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction. https://t.co/MVuiajOt3Z

Take Action

Learn more about becoming a NYDF endorser here.

Resources

  • The Declaration
  • NYDF Action Agenda
  • Endorsers

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