Halting and reversing global forests' loss is a condition for limiting warming to 1.5°C and seeing a nature-positive world.
To that end, the CDP nature-positive challenge connects companies together to implement collaborative forests and land use projects.
Projects for inclusion in the challenge may be submitted from any company disclosing to CDP on forests. For supply chain members and their suppliers, CDP also plays an active matchmaker role to streamline the process and identify relevant projects in line with the challenge's guiding principles, based on data already disclosed.
As a result, the challenge effectively supports global businesses to work together to realize projects, achieve zero-deforestation commitments, and work towards a nature-positive impact.
Companies join the challenge: either through their account manager as a supply chain member, or by submitting a proposal as a company disclosing to CDP.
CDP runs a preliminary analysis of 2021 supplier disclosures, provides a shortlist of potential projects in line with the challenge’s set of guiding principles, and members can select 1-2 projects. Companies disclosing to CDP may also submit proposals.
CDP facilitates conversations between companies to develop projects and build implementation plans. Companies work together in 2021 and 2022 to jointly develop project proposals, undertake cost-benefit analyses, and prepare business cases. CDP will facilitate introductions to third-party funders, to whom members and suppliers will have an opportunity to pitch their projects.
In August 2022, companies notify CDP whether they will commit to joint implementation of the projects and update CDP on progress in the coming months.
CDP supports the communication and awareness of projects being implemented. Relevant updates and information may be published on our dedicated challenge webpage, in case studies, or through blogs, media interviews and/or reports. CDP will also recognize projects being implemented at CDP global events (such as the CDP Europe Awards).
By joining the challenge you will receive:
CDP supply chain member
CDP disclosing company
Collaboration and business relationships
The challenge provides an excellent structure for increasing collaboration between companies to reach common goals.
Use the challenge to demonstrate your leadership and commitment to environmental action.
Opportunities to present implemented projects at relevant CDP events.
Visibility in CDP content
Preliminary analysis of project proposals (disclosed through the supply chain forests module)
In addition to proposals submitted by companies, CDP carries out scoping analysis of supplier responses in 2021 (SF2.1) and provides a tailored, cleaned shortlist of potential projects, that are already selected as in line with the challenge's guiding principles.
CDP-facilitated introduction to third-party funders and partners
Exclusive to supply chain members, benefit from connecting with potential funders and to partners delivering technical support for developing and implementing projects, such as CDP accredited solutions providers.
CDP supply chain members only
To join the challenge, companies must be a CDP supply chain member for forests, or a company disclosing to CDP's forests questionnaire.
Supply chain members select projects proposed by suppliers in their 2021 CDP forests response and screened by CDP.
Companies disclosing to CDP on forests must register for the challenge & submit a project proposal following this template by February 28, 2022.
There are seven categories for eligible projects through the nature positive challenge. Clicking on the projects below will take you to further resources and examples.
CDP will provide preliminary analysis of suppliers’ proposed concepts and projects to each participating member. We have developed a set of principles to guide this process. Members can also refer to these principles for the final selection of the projects:here are seven categories for eligible projects through the nature positive challenge.