The Cocoa and Forests Initiative is a collective action to stop cocoa-related deforestation.
The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and 35 leading cocoa and chocolate companies, representing 85% of global cocoa usage, have joined together in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to end deforestation and restore forest areas. Their combined actions play a crucial role in sequestering carbon stocks in West African forests and addressing climate change, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Cocoa & Forests Initiative delivers on Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action) and 15 (Life on Land).
The Cocoa & Forests Initiative is a public private partnership based on frameworks for action (Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) and action plans for the private sector (Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) and public sector (Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) that spell out commitments to:
- PROTECT AND RESTORE FORESTS,
- PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE COCOA PRODUCTION AND FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS,
- ENGAGE COMMUNITIES AND BOOST SOCIAL INCLUSION.
CÉMOI and Transparence Cacao are proud partners of its initiative, driven by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
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