Public consultation on the draft Accountability Framework at UNFCCC 23rd Conference of the Parties

 

When:

Thursday, November 9th, 09:30 to 12:00 noon

Where:

FSC International Headquarters, Main Conference Room
Charles de Gaulle Straße 5, 53113 Bonn, Germany

About the Event

In connection with the UNFCCC COP23 meetings in Bonn, Germany, the Accountability Framework initiative will be holding a half-day meeting to introduce the initiative and invite input from all interested parties. This session is part of the open public consultation process on the draft core document, which is currently running through mid-December. For more information on the consultation process and to access the draft core document, please visit our consultation page.

RSVP

This event is open to all interested participants; however, for planning purposes we kindly encourage RSVPs to Jessie Baker (jbaker@ra.org) at your earliest convenience. If you are not able to attend but would like to learn more about the Accountability Framework initiative and contribute input, we invite you to participate in the e-consultation platform available through the links above.

Background

The Accountability Framework initiative is a collaborative effort to establish common definitions, norms, and good practices for delivering on companies’ ethical supply chain commitments. The Framework will fill in vital implementation details that are missing from high-level pledges, while helping to align a multitude of other efforts to implement commitments, foster transparency, and track progress. The Framework is being developed by a coalition of leading environmental and social NGOs together with private companies, government, and other stakeholders. This event will introduce the initiative and present a first draft of the Accountability Framework core document, which outlines approaches to key implementation topics such as traceability, risk management, treatment of non-compliance, monitoring, verification, reporting and disclosure, remedy, land use planning and management, and company engagement with government and in landscape and jurisdictional initiatives. The majority of the session will be dedicated to discussion, inviting input from participants on the draft core document and how the Framework and initiative overall can best support efforts to address deforestation, human rights, and other key issues in responsible supply chains.

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