FEFAC President Nick Major joins GCF Global Steering Committee

On 1 May 2018, the Governors’ Climate & Forest Task Force launched a Global Steering Committee (GCF) to bring together local governments with international experts in an effort to tackle tropical deforestation. FEFAC President Nick Major has joined on behalf of the European compound feed industry.

The Global Steering Committee seeks to advance new partnerships in GCF jurisdictions that tackle commodity-driven deforestation and secure jurisdictional sourcing deals by 2020. It will support strategies that are already under development in GCF states and provinces and work to link those efforts with regional and international processes, such as the Accountability Framework and TFA2020. The Committee is now establishing working groups to support jurisdictional sourcing agreements and to foster global consensus on how best to define progress in solving deforestation. The work of the Global Steering Committee will feed directly into regional and state-level strategies in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico and Peru that are supported by the GCF Task Force Secretariat in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme REDD+ Team in Geneva. A first official meeting was held on 28 March 2018.

For more details on FEFAC’s involvement and interest in the GCF Task Force, see here for an interview of Feednavigator.com with FEFAC President Nick Major. For more information about GCF and the composition of the Global Steering Group see here.