Rio+20: Rainforest Alliance on why a sustainable economy depends on strong local communities

Rio+20 (18/06/12): Ana Paula Tavares Executive Vice President of Rainforest Alliance talks to Pavilion TV about Rainforest Alliances’ main purpose which is to build a sustainable economy with working with businesses, government, other NGOs and local communities to build a sustainable future.

Tavares speaks about how Rainforest Alliance works with mainstream companies to encourage that products are grown in a sustainable way. Rainforest Alliances works with some of the biggest companies and organisations to work towards transforming land use practices in 80 countries. Tavares speaks about how she has seen change in major companies that have been criticised in the past for their negative environmental impact.

Tavares talks of Rainforest Alliances’ impressive work in Guatemala.