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Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) dialogue - Launch event (WP1880V)

Tuesday 2 February from 11:00 GMT – Live streaming on the COP26 YouTube channel

As part of the UK’s Presidency of COP26, the UK government is launching this new dialogue between consumers and producers that aims to protect forests while promoting trade and development.

The Launch Event seeks to explore how to address the key needs and priorities in the forest, agriculture, and commodity area such as agricultural jobs, growth, and trade, while taking actions to protect forests and the climate. The Launch Event will feature high profile speakers and consist of a mix of speeches, panel discussions, and informational videos and will feature voices from governments and non-state actors including civil society, business, and indigenous groups.

Wilton Park is delighted to be supporting the UK Government with these dialogues. We hope you can join us for the launch which will be live streamed on the COP26 YouTube channel



Welcome from host – Julia Bradbury

Session 1: Why do we need the FACT Dialogue?

Featuring keynote from Alok Sharma, COP26 President Designate, special guests and voices from Ministers around the world who are taking action.

Session 2: Ministerial roundtable: Sustainable Change – challenges and opportunities for reducing deforestation driven by agricultural commodity trade

Minister Cooper (Liberia), Minister Zea (Colombia), Minister Park (South Korea) and Commissioner Sinkevičius (EU) in conversation about forest protection and sustainable commodity trade.

Session 3: Multi stakeholder Roundtable: Mobilizing collective action to tackle commodity driven deforestation

Panel session hosted by Justin Adams (Tropical Forest Alliance) and including keynote from Fabiola Munoz.

Session 4: The road to COP26 – Closing remarks and call to action

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