Generation Restoration Film Festival Panel: From Devil’s Breath

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Region: UK
Year: 2022
Duration of the film: 40 minutes
Language: English and Portuguese, with English subtitles

Screening

November 10, 1:00 – 1:40 PM (GTM)
Will be featured in panel 2 with special guests, on November 10
Instagram: @fromdevilsbreath | Hashtag: #FromDevilsBreath

From Devil’s Breath tells the unlikely story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary, inspiring community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they’ve lived through can never happen again; and a revolutionary, world-changing scientific discovery which could help protect us all from the climate emergency.

Take action with From Devil’s Breath 
Help fight the climate crisis by supporting frontline restoration and nature-based solutions at www.restor.eco.
Visit www.fromdevilsbreath.com.

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Generation Restoration Film Festival Panel: Kiss the Ground

Join “Alternative Nobel Prize” winner Vandana Shiva along with a select group of experts, restoration enthusiasts and producers from the Kiss the Ground film at the second panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Finian Makepeace. Although the film will be available during the whole festival, you can also watch a pre-panel screening of the documentary here.

Pre-panel live screening: 2:30 – 3:15 PM (GTM)
Panel: 3:15 – 4:00 PM (GMT)

This digital panel is free of charge. Participate in commenting and sending questions on the chatbox.

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Closing panel: The power of film for climate action

Join a select group of award-winning filmmakers, athletes, experts and restoration enthusiasts at the closing panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Musonda Mumba. Participate in a conversation about the impact of the climate crisis on our emotions and psychology, and hear the panelists talk about the personal experiences that moved them to act for climate and restoration.
This digital panel is free of charge. Participate in commenting and sending questions on the chatbox.

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Amazonia Is the Way to Our Future: Business as a Force for Good

This session will delve into how we can create more value out of the forests standing, rather than chopped down, and how this value can be shared widely with others. Ultimately, we want to highlight how respecting biodiversity has positive impacts not just for nature but also for businesses themselves. We also want to emphasize the extent to which businesses rely on nature to prosper. By doing so, we hope to convey the business case for halting and reversing nature loss rapidly.

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Carbon Credits as an Enabler of Sustainable Cooking Fuels, Reforestation and Food Production

Mozambique Renewables together, with partner Pamoja Moçambique, has developed a hybrid cooking stove that runs entirely on agri-residues to eliminate the use of wood and charcoal as cooking fuels. The projects will be funded through the creation of high-quality Carbon Credits that meet multiple UN SDG’s and include numerous additionalities and are verified by the Gold Standard. Furthermore, our Local communities no longer need to cut trees to provide fuel so we can start the process of re-establishing community forests that combine conservation with food production from agroforestry to ensure their long-term viability.

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Greening Finance & Financing Green: Opportunities and Challenges for a Holistic Approach to Boosting Finance for Nature

The question is not if we move, but if we are able to move quickly enough, and if we are able to move together and create the right alliances,” said Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, in her opening address at the fourth GLF Investment Case Symposium in 2019. ‘Financing green’ and ‘greening finance’ are two sides of the same coin, and they enable us to respond to the above challenge by providing an opportunity for increased coherence and depth in efforts to achieve ecosystem restoration objectives and zero-deforestation value chains while delivering the mitigation and adaptation benefits our planet requires.
As the World Bank defines it, ‘financing green’ refers to the financing of projects that contribute – or intend to contribute – to the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of biodiversity and its services to people. Meanwhile, ‘greening finance’ is centered on directing financial flows away from projects with a negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystems, and towards projects that mitigate the negative impact – or pursue positive environmental impact as a co-benefit. This plenary will examine ways to hasten the move towards the adoption and incorporation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and sustainable land-use approaches in sustainable finance practices while exploring new opportunities to help increase financing for sustainable land use activities.

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Indigenous Women in Climate Change Solutions: A Holistic and Rights-Based Approach to Forests, Food and Finance

In this session, Cultural Survival and the Global Landscapes Forum seek to bring Indigenous women leaders to speak about their leadership in addressing climate change: how we are advocating for this work at the national, regional, and international levels, what we are doing at the community level and share our success stories.

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Dispelling the Myths of Community Forest Projects: An ‘Eyes Wide Open’ Approach

There are no easy wins or silver bullets in forest conservation. Community forest landscapes are inherently complex ecosystems made up of often competing interests for limited and contested resources. The only way sustainable change can be achieved in this environment is by putting community perspectives at the heart of any intervention design discussion and accepting that nature is complex and multilayered. During this session, the host, Plan Vivo hopes to dispel myths around community forestry projects, showing that complexities are necessary, and must be thoroughly considered and navigated if such projects are to truly deliver impact for people, nature and climate.

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Unveilling the Restoration Alliance

Local change agents, youth and small initiatives, working on ecosystem restoration often struggle to attract funding for their innovative projects. In this session with donors and funding partners, we will explore how to bridge the finance gap between small projects and financial flows.

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Restore Africa: Connecting Community-Led Solutions to the Carbon Market

The Global EverGreening Alliance is announcing a partnership that will launch a landmark carbon program to restore landscapes across six African countries as part of its Restore Africa initiative. As pioneers for multi-sector collaboration, we’re driving Natural Capital Investment to support the transition to climate-smart landscapes through the most simple and scalable approaches.

Join Restore Africa representatives for a launchpad event announcing the details of the project, including a video and insights from crucial players in the restoration sector. With the support of the Alliance’s 60+ members, financial institutions are stepping up as global climate leaders to prove what is possible.

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