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Fortunately, companies can simultaneously address climate targets and no-deforestation and no-conversion goals through many of the same actions. Guidance from the AFi and its partners supports companies to tackle these two sets of goals in an integrated manner:

  • The Science Based Targets initiative’s Forest, Land and Agriculture project (SBTi FLAG) supports companies to set credible targets for emissions reductions and carbon removals in the land sector. In line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the FLAG guidance requires companies to eliminate deforestation and conversion in their operations and supply chains. It specifically requires companies to set Accountability Framework-aligned commitments to eliminate deforestation.
  • The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s Land Sector and Removals Guidance provides a standardised method to account for corporate emissions related to agriculture, forestry, and other land use. These methods align with the Accountability Framework’s definitions of deforestation and conversion.
  • To help align corporate action on land use change and emissions, the AFi provides additional guidance in partnership with the SBTi and GHG Protocol. This guidance clarifies how companies can address land use change emissions in concert with target setting, accounting, and reporting related to commodity-driven deforestation and conversion in line with the Accountability Framework.

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The AFi, GHG Protocol, SBTi, and SBTN have developed an integrated suite of practical, aligned, and complementary tools to support companies in setting and achieving sustainability goals. Companies that produce, trade, or source agricultural or forestry commodities anywhere in the world can use these tools to account for and reduce deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and land use change emissions in their supply chains.

In partnership with GreenBiz, the AFi explored the immediate steps companies can take to position themselves to meet a range of land sector goals associated with their operations, supply chain, and investments in a webcast on Aligning corporate targets for forests, climate, and nature.

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Additional information on aligned target setting, accounting, and disclosure for deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and land use change emissions is available in the AFi’s webinar on Deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains and land use change emissions.

There we welcomed speakers from IKEA and Nestlé who shared insights about their companies’ climate and nature journeys. They are among the thousands of companies using industry guidelines, tools, and standards that are aligned with the Accountability Framework.

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