The UK has launched the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue which aims to bring together key countries exporting agricultural products and the countries consuming these products to discuss how to make this process greener and more sustainable.
COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, was joined by ministers from more than 18 different countries, including Brazil and South Korea, to kick start this new initiative. The FACT Dialogue will agree principles for collaborative action, a shared roadmap for the transition to sustainable supply chains and international trade, and to take action now to protect forests while promoting development and trade.
COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, said:
I am proud to bring together the countries that can make global trade more sustainable for everyone.
This is about working together to protect our precious forests while enhancing livelihoods and supporting economic development and food security, which is one of our key priorities as we work towards COP26 in Glasgow later this year.