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In the 2021 Sustainable Development Report, the Philippines ranks 103rd among all 193 United Nations member states in terms of overall performance towards achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among all SDGs, the report shows a decreasing score on SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 15: Life on Land. SDG 4 is labeled yellow which stands for "challenges remain" whereas SDG 15 is labeled red, signifying "major challenges remain". For the indicators under SDG 15, there seems to be the biggest gap in terms of Red List Index of species survival wherein the status is labeled red and the trend is currently decreasing for the Philippines. Other indicators such as mean area that is protected in terrestrial sites important to biodiversity and mean area that is protected in freshwater sites important to biodiversity have stagnating trends yet are also labeled red. Significant challenges also remain on the issue of permanent deforestation.


With the current status of the Philippines, SDG 15 is where there is biggest room for improvement. SDG 15 aims to "protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" (SDR, 2021). With NordCham PH's Sustainability Series, we aim to give more light and focus on the aspects of sustainability in terms of SDG 15: Life on Land. We hope to ignite and foster meaningful and constructive dialogues on this topic for the continued progress of the Philippines' life on land in the years to come.


Program:


3:45 PM

Opening of Zoom room to participants


4:00 PM

Welcome Message and Introduction of Keynote Speaker


4:10 PM

Keynote Message

Yayu Javier, Chairperson

UN Global Compact Network Philippines


4:25 PM

Anders Haagen, Co-Founder & Director

Lionheart Farms Corporation


4:35 PM

Simon Bakker, CEO

Kennemer Foods International, Inc


4:45 PM Panel Discussion


5:25 PM Closing Remarks


5:30 PM End of Event


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Aug 12, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (GMT+8)

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Makati, Philippines
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GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK PHILIPPINES


The GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK PHILIPPINES is the local entity of the UN Global Compact whose primary goal is to inspire and promote collaboration primarily among business corporations with the support from the government, academe and NGOs. It is the UN-mandated collaboration platform on, and thought leader in, sustainable business and value creation, practicing the 10 Principles a wider scope of programs of sustainable business and contributing to the Philippines' Sustainable Development Goals. How: Access to international partnerships, tools, reports, recognition and local affiliations.

 

To-date, GCNP has moved into an Active Level Status and now has 26 members in the Philippines with Manila Doctors Hospital and Nestle Philippines as additional founding members.

LIONHEART FARMS


More with Less in the Philippine Coconut Industry (https://dmdp.dk/projects/more-with-less-in-the-philippine-coconut-industry/)


In the Philippines, 50% of the 3.5 million coconut farmers live below the poverty line, earning less than USD 2 per day. As there are hardly any alternative sources of income, there is a very high poverty incidence. Poor farming practices and low yielding coconut varieties further enforces poverty amongst the coconut farmers. The "More with Less in the Philippine Coconut Industry" project by PBSP, Lionheart and Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), will improve productivity and generate jobs in the coconut industry. The project will develop the coconut sap value chain in the Philippines, by introducing innovative technologies and farming practices, and by integrating Good Agricultural Practices. Contributing to SDG 8, the project activities stimulate higher levels of economic activity in the coconut sector, through technological upgrading and innovation, and by focusing on safe and labour intensive production of high-value added products from coconut sap. By increasing the income of coconut farmer communities, the project will contribute to poverty alleviation.

KENNEMER FOODS INTERNATIONAL, INC.


Kennemer Foods International, Inc. is a Philippine agribusiness company specializing in the growing, sourcing and trading of high-quality agricultural crops such as fermented cacao beans sourced from smallholder farmers. Kennemer is committed to rural development in the Philippines, working in various areas covering agrarian reform, community-based forest management and indigenous people communities. Kennemer ensures inclusive growth in these communities by (1) promoting market transparency, (2) providing fair value pricing for produce, and (3) implementing sustainable farming practices. Kennemer enables farmers to have sustained improvements in income and quality of life, thus reducing poverty in some of the poorest areas in the country.

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