Deforestation Free Public Procurement Webinar: Tackling Wales’ Overseas Emissions Through Public Spending

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Please join us for a knowledge-sharing event and Q&A on Deforestation Free Procurement.

This event has now finished, but you can watch it back here:

Hear from international policymakers leading the way on deforestation-free procurement and learn how public bodies in Wales can use their purchasing power to tackle the climate and nature crises and protect indigenous communities, through measures such as:

  • Sustainable and ethical sourcing
  • Reducing consumption of products that contribute to overseas deforestation, such as soy (used in livestock feed in the UK), palm oil, beef and timber.
  • Circular economy; and
  • Diversifying protein sources

We will also be launching our Deforestation Free Procurement Toolkit, which supports public bodies to reduce their tropical forest footprints, to help Wales to become a healthier, resilient and globally responsible nation.

Speakers include:

  • Jane Davidson, former Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing and author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country, will be chairing our event.
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra from the California State Assembly, author of the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act.
  • Diane Simiu, Deputy Commissioner General for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Ecological Transition, will be speaking about France’s Zero Deforestation Procurement Strategy.
  • Dr Jane Lynch, Reader in Procurement at Cardiff Business School.

This event is suitable for:

Public sector (e.g. Welsh Government, NHS Wales, Local Authorities), particularly policy makers, strategy leads, sustainability practitioners and procurement practitioners e.g. buyers and relationship managers, but also any employee who raises purchase orders for food products or other forest risk commodities as part of their role.

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