The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development BioTrade Initiative (UNCTAD BioTrade) and the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) with IPB University and Center for Climate and Sustainable Finance University of Indonesia (CCSF UI), are delighted to invite you to participate in the upcoming Regional Stakeholders Consultation in Asia: A nature-positive trade for sustainable agriculture supply chains and inclusive development. This will take place both virtually and in-person participation in Jakarta, Indonesia on 26 and 27 September 2023*.
The event will convene a diversity of stakeholders from governments, private sector – smallholders, commodity associations, trading cooperatives, policymakers, civil society, research and financial institutions to discuss priorities, challenges and opportunities in the region, and explore and provide recommendations for actionable solutions to move towards a sustainable and inclusive nature-positive trade that supports countries to:
- Achieve sustainable supply chains of agricultural commodities;
- Facilitate market access to all stakeholders in compliance with regional trade agreements, and multilateral environmental agreements such as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework; and better prepare for changing market regulations, e.g. EU deforestation-free products regulation (EUDR)
- Advance national plans for sustainable social and economic development
This event will also hold a cross-regional exchange between stakeholders from Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, who will share their perspectives on the solutions and the way forward to promote a trade system supportive of sustainable agriculture, protecting biodiversity, and facilitating sustainable development.
The event will be held in English.
For further info and in-person attendance please contact:
Please also visit the event site.
*Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements visas and costs.