To implement the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, a major challenge will be to customize and redesign financial instruments to ensure that investment plans are evaluated for their potential risk to nature, or to create incentives for biodiversity-friendly investment into value chains. The session will bring together expert practitioners from the public and private sectors in multiple continents to discuss existing approaches in the field of financial instruments, good practices and lessons learned, as well as how to bring successful approaches to scale and how to link COVID-19 response measures to financing for a biodiversity-friendly future.
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Biodiversity is already a well-recognized element of sustainable forest management (SFM). The role of forests in maintaining biodiversity is also explicitly recognized by the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The purpose of this session is to discuss the state of mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector, take stock of existing concepts and tools for integrating biodiversity in forest management and make recommendations for future actions. The results of the discussion will inform the research of FTA as well as preparatory work towards the implementation of FAO’s Strategy on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors.Array ( )
Landscape restoration is often a long-term and costly exercise. CIFOR-ICRAF have developed two important mobile tools for farmers and restoration practitioners plant the right tree in the right place for the right purpose, and collect information on how farmers are managing and protecting trees on their farms. CIFOR-ICRAF experts Roeland Kindt and Tor-Gunnar Vågen will explain how the vegetationmap4africa and the Regreening Africa App can help those involved in landscape restoration make better decisions.Array ( )
Besides the few headline-grabbing big pledges from companies this year, tree planting and landscape restoration at scale have struggled to attract sufficient investment. And yet, investment opportunities abound with commitments by governments to restore hundreds of millions of hectares through agreements like the Bonn Challenge and the New York Declaration on Forests, in addition to growing willingness among companies to make their supply chains more sustainable.
This session will consider where investments in tree planting are happening and where the opportunities remain untapped. Investors – public and private – will discuss their interests and their challenges.Array ( )
CIFOR Director General/CIFOR-ICRAF Managing DirectorArray ( )
Tree planting techniques and technology, from species selection to considering natural regeneration, can help reduce costs, improve survival rates while connecting communities. During the second session we will consider what trees make the most sense under different climate scenarios, the role of biodiversity, where do we plant which tree species – or let nature do the work through natural regeneration. New technologies, their applications to the future of tree planting and restoration will also be discussed.Array ( )
ICRAF Director General/CIFOR-ICRAF Executive DirectorArray ( )
Planting a trillion trees: a feel-good exercise or an important mission to save the planet? What does it take to make tree planting successful?
The discussion will investigate some of the misconceptions about tree-planting and look at the pathways to restoring landscapes and growing trees that provide the greatest chance of success – for people and the planet. We will hear from researchers, community representatives and tree planting leaders who seek to build sustainable communities and business models.Array ( )