Governing for sustainability in tropical forest landscapes
About the talk
Halting deforestation and forest degradation are central in the efforts to protect forests and achieve sustainability goals in forest landscapes, particularly in the tropics. Forest sustainability has increasingly been framed within broader policy agendas of conservation, climate change and sustainable commodity supply. This has triggered disparate interventions with a growing involvement of the private sector, which have been implemented under different approaches including individual adoption of voluntary standards, sector-wide supply chain-based interventions, and mixed supply chain and territorial initiatives at jurisdictional level. This presentation will evaluate critically the progress and implementation challenges of these approaches and provide insights on what is needed to overcome those challenges.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) program.
About the speaker
Pablo Pacheco is WWF’s Global Forest Lead Scientist, based in Washington DC. He supports WWF’s Global Science Team and the Forest Practice that coordinates forest conservation actions across the globe. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. He has an interdisciplinary background. He holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, a Msc in Agricultural Economics and a BA in Sociology. Before joining WWF, he led a team conducting global comparative research, outreach and policy engagement on sustainable and inclusive value chains, investments and business models. He also coordinated work on sustainable value chains under the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). His main research areas focus on the governance of forests, landscape transformation and agrarian change, drivers and dynamics of land use change, and sustainable and inclusive value chains.
Pacheco, P., G. Schoneveld, A. Dermawan, H. Komarudin and Marcel Djama. 2018. Governing sustainable palm oil supply: Disconnects, complementarities and antagonisms between state regulations and private standards. Regulation & Governance, https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12220
Lambin, E.F, H. Gibbs, K.M. Carlson, L. Fleck, R. Garrett, R. Heilmayr, R., Y. Polain de Waroux, C. McDermott, D. McLaughlin, P. Newton, C. Nolte, P. Pacheco, L. Rausch, C. Streck, T. Thorlakson and N. Walker. 2018. The role of supply-chain initiatives in reducing deforestation. Nature Climate Change, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-017-0061-1
Pacheco, P., H. Bakhtary, M. Camargo, S. Donofrio, I. Drigo and. D. Mithöfer. 2018. The private sector: Can zero deforestation commitments save tropical forests? In Angelsen, A. (ed.) Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions. Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR. Pp. 161-174 (link to PDF file). http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/Books/BAngelsen180113.pdf