Peru will host Good Growth Conference | WWF

Peru will host Good Growth Conference

Posted on 09 May 2019
Diego Pérez / WWF Perú
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Over 300 national and international leaders will meet in Lima and San Martin to promote deforestation-free commodities
Lima, Peru.  From May 13 to 17, Peru will host the Good Growth Conference, which will gather more than 300 national and international leaders, including politicians, managers of multinational companies, representatives of producers and local communities, to discuss growth opportunities through deforestation-free commodities.

The Good Growth Conference will be held in Peru, a country that due to its great biodiversity has become one of the main producers of coffee and cocoa; and at the same time, one of the leaders in the fight against deforestation in the Amazon forests.

As part of this fight, the Good Growth Conference will be a space for exchange of perspectives and experiences to guide the production of agricultural commodities such as cocoa, coffee and palm oil towards sustainability, conserving forests, generating decent jobs, and reducing inequalities.

The inauguration of the conference, to be held on May 13 in Lima, will be attended by the ministers of the Environment, Lucía Ruíz, and Agriculture and Irrigation, Fabiola Muñoz, of Peru as well as other authorities of Ecuador and Colombia. In addition, the managers of multinational companies and senior managers from countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, Liberia, Paraguay, Germany and Switzerland will participate.

From May 14 to 17, delegates and professionals interested in commoditieswill congregate in the San Martin region through field visits, learning sessions and networking on specific topics to achieve sustainability in commodities.

This global event represents a unique opportunity for Peru to position its valuable efforts in the promotion of flag commoditiessuch as coffee and cocoa; exchange first-hand experiences and generate new alliances with the leading companies in world markets. Within the framework of its policies to reduce deforestation, and aligned with the National Policy on Competitiveness and Productivity, the Peruvian Government is leading an alliance with over 50 organizations from the public, private and civil society sectors to define a joint road map that promotes productive practices free of deforestation, via a territorial approach and associated with commoditiessuch as cocoa, coffee, oil palm and even livestock activity.

The Good Growth Conference will be held within the framework of the global work conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Conservation International (CI), the Environment Program of the United Nations (UN Environment) and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank (IFC). 
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