Event announcement: USAID, Global Coffee Platform to launch Sustainable Coffee Dialogues
September 29, 2021 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Global Coffee Platform, a member-based organization of persons and institutions working in coffee, will launch on October 6, 2021 a seven-part industry-led series, Sustainable Coffee Dialogues, focused on lowering emissions in the global coffee value chain with a focus on Southeast Asia. Webinars explore how the coffee industry can achieve climate commitments through sustainable land use, and other climate-smart interventions to scale low-emission coffee production. On October 6th, organizers will present the series’ objectives, expected outcomes and resources available for businesses seeking to meet climate commitments/ buyer’s sustainability requirements, followed by results from an industry survey on sustainability, and a panel with the world’s two largest coffee buyers on how they have adopted sustainable strategies to improve supply chain management.
Throughout the series, corporates and other supply chain actors will share their sustainability challenges, interventions and best practices through industry chats, while all attendees will have the chance to network and carry out joint sustainability planning exercises. At the series’ finale, participants will have a clearer understanding of how to plot a low carbon pathway for the coffee sector and the tools and innovations available to implement sustainability plans.
Registration is open to the public, which will receive the webinar recording and materials post-event. To learn more, contact [email protected]. The remaining webinars are expected to take place in November 2021, with the rest being held from January to September 2022.