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Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum

Investing in People and Nature

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WHEN
29 November 2022
TIME
14:00–16:30 CET (UTC+1)
WHERE
Online
SOCIAL
#LuxFinance4Nature

This Digital Forum will explore how finance can tackle the global extinction crisis by investing in conservation and restoration.

Food, medicine, energy, raw materials – we depend on biodiversity for all of these things. But as the sixth mass extinction beckons, how can we make our natural resources last for generations to come?

On 29 November, the Luxembourg–GLF Finance for Nature platform will explore ways to support local action for nature-based solutions, conservation and ecosystem restoration through appropriate financing mechanisms and incentives.

Ahead of the CBD COP15, this Digital Forum will dive into some of the major challenges facing the world of finance in the context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Join financiers, business leaders, policymakers and scientists to learn how we can protect and restore nature while also boosting our economies.

AGENDA

14:00–14:07

Opening statement

Speakers:
  • André Weidenhaupt
    Director General at the Ministry of Environment
    Climate and Sustainable development of Luxembourg
14:07–14:52

Financing nature-based solutions: Needs, opportunities and way forward

This session addresses some of the gaps that local communities face accessing financial resources that help protect biodiversity while improving livelihoods. Finance experts provide examples of how microfinance institutions and impact funds can play a catalytic role to enhance biodiversity and community benefits

Speakers:
  • Mathilde Bauwin
    Head of Knowledge Management
    Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA)
  • Andrea Rosales
    Head of communications and capacity-building
    Red Centroamericana y del Caribe de Microfinanzas (Redcamif)
  • Kaspar Wansleben
    Managing director
    Forest and Climate Change Fund
  • Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022
    Nature and People as One (NaPO), GLF
14:52–15:45

Biodiversity finance innovations: How can we maximize impacts for local communities and nature?

Biodiversity finance mechanisms, such as Conservation Trust Funds and Crowdfunding, with potential to increase resources for nature and local communities at the same time will be described and a dialogue will take place on the key success factors for their implementation in various contexts.

Speakers:
  • Annabel Trinidad
    Technical Advisor
    UNDP-BIOFIN
  • Niran Nirannoot
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Thailand
  • Ana Orozco
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Costa Rica
  • Executive Director
    Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
  • Karen Price
    Executive Director
    Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust, Malawi
  • Aiita Joshua Apamaku
    Education Taskforce Lead
    Youth4Nature
15:45–15:50

Announcement: ‘Huella del futuro’ campaign, Costa Rica

15:50–16:05

Finance, forest and restoration: How to protect biodiversity and improve livelihoods?

This session will bring together expert perspectives from across the globe to share how the private, public and philanthropic sectors can work together to deliver sustainable products while also improving biodiversity and livelihood outcomes. It will reflect on the role of finance and the importance of effective collaboration to deliver positive impacts at scale.

Speakers:
  • Forestry Officer, Sustainable Forest Products
  • Mokena Makeka
    Principal
    Dalberg Advisors
  • Mark Wishnie
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head
    Landscape Capital at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
16:05–16:12

Do forest investments strengthen biodiversity and local communities? Insights from an Indonesian case study

OroVerde and Global Nature Fund (GNF) are conducting a market analysis in their project “Investments for Forest and Biodiversity Conservation – Developments and Trends”, including 2 case studies. One of them covers Fairventures Social Forestry’s investment offer, which is developing a community- based forestry and agroforestry project on Borneo, Indonesia. In their session, Jan Ohnesorge (OroVerde) and Steffen Kemper (GNF) analyze environmental and social aspects of the project, while Tisha Wildayanti Ramadhini and Iga Sari (Fairventures Social Forestry) provide Indonesian perspectives on positive biodiversity effects and beneficiaries.

Speakers:
  • Jan Ohnesorge
    International Project Officer
    OroVerde, Tropical Forest Foundation
  • Steffen Kemper
    Project Manager
    Business & Biodiversity, Global Nature Fund (GNF)
  • Tisha Wildayanti Ramadhini
    Stakeholder Relationships Coordinator
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • Iga Sari
    Executive Assistant to General Manager
    Fairventures Social Forestry
16:12–16:25

Announcement: Restoration Stewards Cohort 2023

16:25–16:30

Closing statement

Speakers:

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Speakers

  • CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
    Global Environment Facility
  • Kaspar Wansleben
    Managing director
    Forest and Climate Change Fund
  • Tisha Wildayanti Ramadhini
    Stakeholder Relationships Coordinator
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • Steffen Kemper
    Project Manager
    Business & Biodiversity, Global Nature Fund (GNF)
  • Niran Nirannoot
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Thailand
  • Mokena Makeka
    Principal
    Dalberg Advisors
  • Mathilde Bauwin
    Head of Knowledge Management
    Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA)
  • Mark Wishnie
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head
    Landscape Capital at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
  • Forestry Officer, Sustainable Forest Products
  • Karen Price
    Executive Director
    Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust, Malawi
  • Jan Ohnesorge
    International Project Officer
    OroVerde, Tropical Forest Foundation
  • Iga Sari
    Executive Assistant to General Manager
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • H.E. Minister Joëlle Welfring
    Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development
    Luxembourg
  • Executive Director
    Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
  • Annabel Trinidad
    Technical Advisor
    UNDP-BIOFIN
  • Andrea Rosales
    Head of communications and capacity-building
    Red Centroamericana y del Caribe de Microfinanzas (Redcamif)
  • André Weidenhaupt
    Director General at the Ministry of Environment
    Climate and Sustainable development of Luxembourg
  • Ana Orozco
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Costa Rica
  • Aiita Joshua Apamaku
    Education Taskforce Lead
    Youth4Nature
  • Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022
    Nature and People as One (NaPO), GLF

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Join us at the 6th GLF Investment Case Symposium to define how investors and the private sector can finance the stewardship economy of the future.

Join a growing global movement of 60.000 young people bringing positive change for the sustainability of their landscapes.

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Contact

GENERAL INQUIRIES

Ludwig Liagre

GLF Sustainable Finance Lead

L.Liagrecgiar[dot]org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

n.haasecgiar[dot]org