Event: Forests and Finance

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  • #3791
    Madeline Craig
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    FORESTS AND FINANCE: Shifting private sector finance to accelerate forest action  

    Date & Time: 27 September 2018, 18:30-21:00

    Location: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

    Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forests-finance-shifting-private-sector-finance-to-accelerate-forest-action-tickets-49114315239

    Although forests contribute up to a third of climate mitigation solutions, and forest restoration is one of the most effective strategies for carbon drawdown, forests only receive 2% of climate-related mitigation finance. Moreover, public sector finance for drivers of deforestation outpace sustainable forestry finance by 40 to 1, and private sector finance by 140 to 1.

    Furthermore, although investors have signaled a readiness to finance forest projects, and many successful forest-based enterprises are seeking finance to grow their activities and impact, viable financial deals to accelerate forest protection, restoration and sustainable management remain few and far between.

    This lively, interactive dialogue, organized by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests, aims to:

    • Summarize best available information on green and gray forest finance;
    • Showcase forest-based enterprises as an investment- ready opportunity;
    • Describe the elements of enabling national policies required to catalyze finance;
    • Highlight barriers and solutions in scaling up inclusive, forest-based enterprises through finance; and
    • Highlight the role of investors and investor commitments in transforming the finance sector

    Two short and interactive dialogues, focusing on barriers, opportunities and strategies for transforming finance, will include representatives from governments, banking and finance, corporations, non-profits and communities.

    Please use this discussion page to post questions or comments you have on this topic or any relevant resources. If you are unable to attend the event we will post updates from the event here.

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  • #3793
    Madeline Craig
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    Panel 1: What are the barriers, opportunities, and solutions for reducing gray finance and investment from the drivers of deforestation?

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  • #3794
    Madeline Craig
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    Panel 2: Barriers, opportunities and solutions to improve access to finance by inclusive, forest-based enterprises?

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  • #3843
    Madeline Craig
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    We are pleased to share the final list of speakers for the event.

    H.E. Fabiola Muñoz Dodero, Minister of Environment, Peru
    Justin Adams, Managing Director of Lands, The Nature Conservancy
    Gabriel Thoumi, Director Capital Markets, Climate Advisers
    Tom Bregman, Senior Sustainable Finance Associate, Global Canopy Programme
    Peter van der Werf, Engagement Specialist, Robeco
    Amber Nystrom, Co-Founding Principal, 5th Element Group; Co-Founder and CEO, Fifth Element Fund
    Stevie Smyth Valdez, Acting CEO, Social Venture Exchange
    Pedro Moura Costa, Founder and Director, BV Rio Environmental Exchange
    Tammy Newmark, President, EcoEnterprises Fund
    Sebastian Teunissen, Managing Director, Solidaridad
    Adalberto Val, senior researcher with INPA-Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon, Sustainable Amazonas Foundation
    Camilo Santa, Director, Banca de Inversión Sostenible

    For anyone who is unable to attend, there will be a live stream available during the event at: https://www.facebook.com/pnudlac/ 

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  • #3879
    Nicole DeSantis
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    FORESTS AND FINANCE: Shifting private sector finance to accelerate forest action

    The video playlist capturing opening remarks and both dialogues at the Forests and Finance event is now available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLswFbvIqfbcI4ngzzuMp8FzJMJ2SRrWVO

    On the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) hosted a lively and interactive dialogue on Forests and Finance: shifting private sector finance to accelerate forest action. The event was held on September 27, 2018, at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations and the topics covered included transformation from gray to green finance, forest-based enterprises, barriers to scaling and the role of investors in this area.
    The two dialogues were moderated by John Ehrmann from the Meridian Institute, and Jamison Ervin from UNDP, respectively. Each panelist shared insights from their experiences as well challenges they face in their work – highlighting themes such as investing in small-scale ventures, creating opportunities for multi-stakeholder dialogues, and ideas for necessary shifts in the current model of finance. A number of speakers also shared their thoughts on the bigger picture ahead and what we should be doing to meet 2020 and 2030 commitments.

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  • #3939
    Meghna Ravishankar
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    Thanks, @maddie, and @nicoledesantis for sharing these resources. The event report which provides an overview of the discussions can be accessed here.

     

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  • #4012
    Madeline Craig
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    @JamisonE , Manager of the Global Programme on Nature for Development, UNDP and Secretariat for the NYDF Global Platform shares her insights on finance for inclusive, nature-based enterprises.

    Read her blog here: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/accelerating-private-sector-finance-for-inclusive-nature-based-enterprises.html?platform=hootsuite

     

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