Global Landscapes Forum Washington, D.C. 2018: As it happened
On May 30, almost 9,000 people tuned into the Global Landscapes Forum Investment Case in Washington, DC to connect, learn, share and act around mobilizing capital for landscape restoration and sustainable investment. About 3.6 million people were reached on social media with close to 500,000 likes, comments and shares around the conversation. Actors included local community practitioners, investors and policymakers who came together to share expertise and opportunities for investment.
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When I started working in forest and landscape about 20 years ago, only innovative capital like GEF was promoting links between production and conservation; but today is a very special day. Having the private and Banking sectors investing in sustainable landscape is a revolution.
The land use sector has suffered disproportionately from setting the bar so high and being unable to generate expected results. But I don’t give up. We don’t have any other option.
When restoration commitments are made, it is young people like me who will get excited and ready to begin planting but to do that we need to build trust with investors.
We need to show farmers we can restore through production, and produce through restoration.
We need blended knowledge, we need to learn from the work of others. Then we can move on to blended finance for landscape restoration.
We need to convince our citizens that we need a restoration program. We are proving that restoration is a big issue, an urgent action that all actors should pay attention to.
The challenge is to really capitalize on the financial infrastructure we have; we need to collaborate effectively, know our role and how to put that capital to work.
We need to stop talking and thinking and acting like we will meet these targets, we will not. WE must all begin the work of adapting to a much warmer and uncertain global climate.
21 Jun 2018
Honduras charts course for climate commitments
REDD+ money for green results? What REDD+ finance needs to succeed
Emerging Tech Innovation Driving New Landscape Sustainability Business Models
Investor Strategies for Land Tenure Risk Mitigation to Scale-up Landscape Investments
The Many Faces of Blended Finance for Forest Landscape Restoration
Creating “Bonds” at the Landscape Level
The Private Ask: How the Public Sector can Support Private Sector Investments in Sustainable and Productive Landscapes
Landscape Investment and Finance Tool (LIFT)
Delivering scalable and replicable finance in natural capital
A multi-layered approach to achieving sustainable production, forest protection and social inclusion
The Next Decade of REDD+: Opportunities to invest in natural forests
Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility & BioCarbon Fund
Production, Protection, Inclusion: A multi-layered approach to achieving sustainable production, forest protection and social inclusion
IT platform and tools for the community eco-credit movement
Sustainable landscapes rating tool – providing information to facilitate investment in sustainable landscapes
The GLF Dragons’ Den 2018
This year, our large and small finalists were looking for real investments to make a real impact. They pitched to investors, and explained their triple bottom line - returns for the environment, returns for social causes and importantly financial returnsFind out more about the investable projects here
Have you checked out Landscapes News? What about the Knowledge Hub? The GLF is much more than the sum of its events! Dive into the GLF community and discover what it means to #ThinkLandscape.