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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