NYDF Progress Assessment

NYDF Progress Assessment

The New York Declaration on Forests is a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and indigenous peoples who strive to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. The NYDF outlines ten ambitious global targets related to protecting and restoring forests, which, if realized, have the potential to reduce annual carbon emissions by 4.5 to 8.8 billion tons of CO2 - equivalent to the annual emissions of the United States.

Launched at the Climate Summit held at UN Headquarters in New York in September 2014, the Declaration is currently endorsed by more than 190 entities including more than 50 governments, more than 50 of the world’s biggest companies, and more than 50 influential civil society and indigenous peoples’ organizations.

Climate Focus leads network for annual progress assessment

Climate Focus annually leads an independent network of civil society groups and research institutions - the NYDF Assessment Partners – in undertaking a general and goal-specific progress assessment towards the 10 goals formulated by the NYDF. 

The 2018 general progress assessment shows that despite the fact that forests have the potential to provide at least 30 percent of the solution to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees, our forests are disappearing faster than ever. In 2017, tropical forests emitted 4.6 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere – more than four times the average annual value between 1990 and 2010 – and the second highest loss on record after 2016. 


Find out more: nydfglobalplatform.org

Release Date

October 2018

Team Members

Charlotte Streck
Co-founder and Director
Darragh Conway
Lead Legal Consultant
Franziska Haupt
Executive Director Berlin
Ingrid Schulte
Land Use Consultant