Supply Chain Transparency Network Annual Workshop at CoP

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The Weinstube

Auf dem Godesberg 5

Bonn

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Background

The Supply Chain Transparency Network (SCTN) works to provide an effective knowledge-sharing and learning network for organizations working on supply chain transparency and sustainable commodity production. Core activities for achieving this include an annual meeting of the network, in-depth assessments of the availability, coverage, quality, uptake and use of supply chain transparency information, and developing ways to strengthen the communication of key messages by organizations working in this space.

This year’s annual meeting will build on last year’s success by using a similar format of small group discussions on thematic challenges, together with plenary discussion on strategies for addressing these challenges and setting concrete next steps for developing the network.

Objectives

The annual meeting sets out to achieve three objectives: 1) sharing new supply chain transparency tools and program advancements; 2) a facilitated discussion on challenges common across participating initiatives, as defined by prior conversations with members, and 3) a forum to identify concrete activities jointly conducted by members in an effort to address these challenges.

Unlike previous meetings, this year’s seeks to have more participating members organize sessions and lead on the discussions given their particular expertise or the challenge they wish to bring to the group. While GCP and SEI convene the meeting, it is intended that members can take ownership over sections of the meeting most relevant to their own initiatives, sharing leadership among the participants. The annual meeting will be held during the COP 23 meeting in Bonn Germany in order to minimize necessary travel and maximize participation.

AGENDA

9:00 -9:30 Introductions by participants, welcome, and overview of work to date – Niki Mardas, Director, Global Canopy Programme

9:15-10:00 “Ten challenges of supply chain transparency” plenary – Toby Gardner, Senior Research Fellow, SEI, and Co-Lead, Trase

An overview of key tenets advanced in a new World Development paper.

10:00-11:10 Assessing the state of play of supply chain transparency tools and information: a way forward – TBC

A review of the state of play of tools and an opportunity for lightning updates from participants.

Lightning updates: 10:40-11:10

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Database of supply chain transparency data – Stephen Fick, Research Fellow, SEI, and Ben Ayre, Research Assistant, GCP

Presentation and discussion on an approach for developing an explorable meta-database of supply chain databases and platforms with a view to: leveraging existing data sets more effectively across initiatives to improve insights and impacts unlocked by these data; improved understanding of available data; improved access to existing data relevant to sustainable commodity production and supply chain transparency.

12:30-13:30 Lunch – World café

Join your colleagues for lunch to further discuss particular initiatives and identify opportunities for collaboration.

13:30 -14:45 Challenges and opportunities to leveraging supply chain transparency data for communicating progress and assessing barriers to sustainability - Panel: Franziska Haupt (Climate Focus), Stephen Donofrio (Forest Trends), TBC

A rapid fire panel to examine how we are currently using supply chain transparency data to measure progress and how we can advance both the data and the communications based on the data.

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:45 Accountability Framework – Jeff Milder, Chief Scientist, Rainforest Alliance

As the Accountability Framework advances alignment in key elements of monitoring and measuring progress, Jeff Milder will share updates and lead a discussion on the way forward for building such alignment among the NGO community. This will also be an opportunity to explore the contribution of this group, and work on supply chain transparency to advance the goals of the Accountability Framework.

16:45-17:30 Reflections and Ways Forward – Niki Mardas, Director, Global Canopy Programme

Plenary discussion on opportunities for alignment, and upcoming activities of the SCTN. Members will identify concrete next steps and propose contributions.

17:30 Invitation to join team for drinks afterwards.

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