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Sustainability is our responsibility

The strive for an Environmental, Social and Economic global solution
 
June 9th & 10th, 2010
São Paulo, Brazil

Conference Moderator

Miguel Hernández 
RTRS Executive Secretary

FIRST DAY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

OPENING AND KEYNOTES SPEECHES

08:30 – 09:00 Final conference registration
09:00 – 09:05 Rules of participation
Miguel Hernández
RTRS Executive Secretary
09:05 – 9:20 Welcome and Conference Opening

 Jeroen Douglas, The Netherlands
 President of the RTRS
09:20 – 10:00 Conference keynote speeches
Keynotes speakers

  • Gustavo Grobocopatel, Grupo Los Grobo, Argentina
  • Chen Ying, China Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export of Foodstuff, Native Products and Animal By-Products, China
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session one: Economic Perspective

Examining the challenges for Responsible Soy in the industry and civil society sectors, what is the next to come for differentiation within complex markets? 

Speakers

  • Jason Clay, WWF, US
    Topic: RTRS Issues: Traceability, Bundled Values, and Global Market Strategies
  • Jan-Kees Vis, UNILEVER, The Netherlands
    Topic: Managing sustainability in global value chains
  • Ron Van Erck, DG Energy, European Commission
    Topic: Renewable Energy Directive and the state-of-affairs
11:30 – 11:45 Questions and answers
Moderator: Miguel Hernández, RTRS Executive Secretary
11:45 – 13:15 Quick introduction to panel session and lunch break
Conference Moderator: Miguel Hernández, RTRS Executive Secretary
13.15 – 15:15 Session two: Parallel moderated panel sessions

Hall A
Biodiesel, Green House Gases calculations and some cases in soy producing countries

Panel Moderator: Michelle Morton, Shell, International

What is the context of the soy complex in Argentina and Brazil for biodiesel production? Examining the available methodologies for GHG calculations and how they are aligned to the Renewable Energy Directive.

  • Jorge Hilbert, INTA, Argentina
    Topic: Argentine soy case study
  • David Walden, Winrock, US
    Topic: Biodiesel from soy in Brazil – is it sustainable?
  • Martina Gaebler, GTZ, Germany
    Topic: A RED compliant methodology and an overview of other relevant GHG methodologies
  • Victoria Junquera, RSB, Switzerland
    Topic: Addressing GHG Emissions and Indirect Impacts in the RSB Standard


Questions and answers
Panel Moderator: Michelle Morton, Shell, International


Hall B
Field testing of RTRS P&C

Panel Moderator: John Strak, RTRS Outreach Director Europe, United Kingdom

The RTRS has embarked in the process of field testing the principles and criteria for Responsible Soy, it is time to share the success cases, lessons learnt and next steps.

  • Alvaro Dilli, SLC Agricola, Brazil
    Topic: Vision of big scale producer in Brazil
  • John Landers, APDC, Brazil
    Topic: Vision of medium- and small-scale producers in Brazil
  • Ashis Mondal, India soy forum, India
    Topic: Vision of small scale producers in India
  • Feng Xiao, China Soybean Industry Association, China
    Topic: RTRS and China: opportunities for Chinese small scale producers
  • Patrick Lynch, Greenergy, United Kingdom
    Topic: Vision of a European Biodiesel Buyer


Questions and answers
Panel Moderator: Michelle Morton, Shell, International


15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:45 Continue parallel panel session

Hall A
Biofuels opportunities and challenges

Panel Moderator: Michelle Morton, Shell, International

Learn about opportunities for the biofuel sector in Latin America and Europe; are there opportunities for the soy sector?

  • Frederique Abreu, IICA, International
    Topic: Biofuels in the Americas: An overview
  • Alberto Saucedo, FAO, Chile
    Topic: Sustainable Bioenergy Integrated Food Energy Systems
  • Victor Castro, CARBIO, Argentina
    Topic: Importance of biodiesel sustainable certificate within the soybean value chain
  • Hazel Schofield, Renewable Fuel Agency, United Kingdom
    Topic: Soy biodiesel in the UK and European Union


Questions and answers
Panel Moderator: Michelle Morton, Shell, International



Hall B
Joint multi-stakeholder forces for market transformation

Panel Moderator: Daan Wensing, IUCN NL, The Netherlands The world is facing the age of mainstream certification for market transformation; stakeholders are committing more and more to sustainable sourcing as a mean to comply with local legislation, market regulations, and savvy consumers needs.

  • John Strak, RTRS Outreach Director Europe, United Kingdom
    Topic: What the customer wants – the retailers’ standards for food in Europe
  • Ana Maria Cuenca, Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program, US
    Topic: BACP: Supporting Biodiversity Conservation in Soy Landscapes
  • Oswaldo de Carvalho Junior, IPAM, Brazil
    Topic: Evaluating the Impacts of Soybean Production on Amazonian Biodiversity: Foundations for Better Management Practices
  • Karin Kaechele, ICV, Brazil
    Topic: Mapping High Conservation Value Areas in Mato Grosso State
  • Marcos Reis, Aliança da Terra, Brazil
    Topic: Producers for Biodiversity


Questions and answers
Panel Moderator: Daan Wensing, IUCN NL, The Netherlands


17:45 – 18:30 Debriefing plenary session

    • Plenary debriefing by moderator Hall A
      Michelle Morton, Shell, International
    • Plenary debriefing by moderator Hall B
      John Strak, RTRS Outreach director Europe, United Kingdom
  • Plenary debriefing by panel moderator Hall B
    Daan Wensing, IUCN NL, The Netherlands
18:30 Closing first day
Conference Moderator: Miguel Hernández, RTRS Executive Secretary
19:30 Cultural performance and drinks
SECOND DAY
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

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08:30 – 08:45 Opening second day

Roberto Codas, Grupo DAP, Paraguay Vice President RTRS representing producers

08:45 – 09:45 Session three: Initiatives promoting forest conservation

Deforestation contributes to climate change, there are initiatives and projects promoting forest conservation, let´s examine how this can be seized as opportunities by creating payment for environmental services.

  • Leonel Mello, Ecosecurities, Brazil
    Topic: Carbon as an alternative payment for environmental services in soybean production
  • Carlos Augusto Klink, IFC, Brazil
    Topic: IFC’s Brazilian Amazon Initiative
  • Yvonne Hofman, IDH, The Netherlands
    Topic: Rewarding ecosystem services in the soy supply chain
  • Gerhard Dieterle, World Bank, US
    Topic: REDD Plus architecture
09:45 – 10:00 Questions and answers
Conference Moderator: Miguel Hernández, RTRS Executive Secretary
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session four: Roundtables-the shape of things to come

Round tables as multi-stakeholder process are seen as new forms of sustainability governance, with a broad range of social network and business network, to create a level plain field in which producers, industry and civil society have the same objectives.

  • Otto Hospes, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Topic: Round tables multi-stakeholder consultations as new forms of sustainability governance
  • Christine Dragisic, Conservation International, US
    Topic: Responsible Cultivation Area
  • Nathan Ruby, World Soy Foundation, US
    Topic: Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility programs around the soy industry
11:30 – 11:45 Questions and answers
Conference Moderator: Miguel Hernández, RTRS Executive Secretary
11:45 – 12:15 Keynote closing speech
Keynotes speakers

  • Jerry Vergeer, Nutreco, The Netherlands
12:30 Final closing of the conference

  • Jeroen Douglas, RTRS President
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