Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

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Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

Please join us via Zoom to follow the event in Spanish, Portuguese or French, and ask questions.

Please follow these instructions during the digital forum:
  • Please ensure that communication is conducted in a respectful manner, with particular consideration to avoid marginalization or exclusion
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Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

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WHEN

21 November 2023

TIME

14:00–17:00 UTC

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#ThinkLandscape

At this digital forum, learn how we can protect our food, water, carbon stocks and biodiversity by restoring landscapes.

The climate and biodiversity crises are already affecting people and landscapes around the world. But there’s one natural remedy that can tackle them both: restoring degraded and damaged landscapes.

There are already countless restoration projects that are turning degraded landscapes into beacons of hope and resilience. On 21 November, you’ll have the chance to get to know some of these projects and meet the people behind them.

Discover how local restoration projects are reshaping landscapes globally, and get inspired to start your own!

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Agenda

14:00–14:15

Opening remarks

  • Director General
    Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV)
14:15–16:00

Harvesting restoration experiences

At its core, this digital forum is a space to explore insights from restoration projects around the world. For this session, we have invited restoration project representatives to share their experiences and lessons learned.

Through a series of presentations, we will explore key lessons from the following focus areas that are crucial to landscape restoration:

  • Capacity development
  • Monitoring impact
  • Collaboration and multi-stakeholder approaches
  • Access to markets and livelihood development

After these presentations, our panel of experts will discuss the insights shared and draw conclusions.

Project representatives

Expert panel

16:00–16:45

How policy and finance can support restoration

This session will feature a panel discussion focusing on policy advocacy and restoration funding. Building on the presentations in the previous session, the panel will discuss what is working and assess what is missing in restoration projects today.

16:45–17:00

Closing statement and announcement of the 2024 Restoration Stewards

Join us as we announce the next cohort of Restoration Stewards – youth restoration practitioners who will receive funding, mentorship and training to grow their projects next year.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DIGITAL FORUM

EXPLORE RELEVANT RESOURCES

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Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Please join us via Zoom to follow the event in Spanish, Portuguese or French, and ask questions.

Please follow these instructions during the digital forum:
  • Please ensure that communication is conducted in a respectful manner, with particular consideration to avoid marginalization or exclusion
  • Use Chat to introduce yourself and share comments.
  • Ask questions using the Q&A function
  • Click Interpretation to choose your preferred language between English, Spanish, Portuguese and French

 

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Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Investing in Equitable Futures

In Latin America and the Caribbean

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WHEN

13 July 2023

TIME

9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#LuxFinance4Nature #ThinkLandscape

At this digital forum, discover how finance can join forces with nature across Latin America and the Caribbean.

No one knows the land better than rural communities – yet the local people receive just a tiny fraction of climate finance. It’s time to work together to steward our planet for generations to come.

On 13 July, join the Luxembourg–GLF Finance for Nature platform to explore ways to support the stewardship of local communities and enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean through sustainable finance. 

This event will bring together community representatives, business leaders, financiers, policymakers and scientists to discuss how we can raise and equitably distribute funds for sustainable land use at the grassroots level.

Agenda

9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)

09:00–09:10

Opening statement

  • Advisor on International Climate Finance
    Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg
09:10–10:10

Promoting sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Join us for a discussion on how corporates, local communities, NGOs, policymakers and other stakeholders can work together to promote and implement sustainable agricultural practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Listen in as local and global experts share their experiences and insights on how to create effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate sustainable value chains that benefit smallholder farmers and promote sustainability.

Moderator
Speakers
10:10–10:15

Meet and support local communities in Latin America

Join this session to discover the incredible work of our eight Latin American GLFx chapters dedicated to sustainable, integrated landscape management and learn how you can get involved.

10:15–10:50

Dragons’ Den

In this session, investment-ready projects presenting nature-based solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean will pitch their work to investors, who will ask questions and share feedback in a Dragons’ Den format.

Moderator

Project developers

Judges

10:50–11:40

How can climate finance reach Indigenous Peoples?

Discover how place-based, thematic and impact-first funds can drive direct investments on the ground. Learn about the importance of upholding Indigenous knowledge, values and rights and fair benefit-sharing agreements in nature-based solutions finance. Join us to discuss the agency and ethical considerations of investors in accelerating capital flow for urgent climate and impact goals.

Moderator

Speakers

11:40–11:45

Closing statement

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DIGITAL FORUM

GET INVOLVED

On 11 and 12 October, discover local solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises, including the crucial role of finance.

Want to be a part of our grassroots restoration community? Learn more about our two flagship programs and apply now.

Check out our curated catalog of nature-based solutions and sustainable land use projects – or showcase your own project with us!

Contacts

Nina Verduin

Sustainable Finance Project Coordinator

n.verduincifor-icraf[dot]org

Ludwig Liagre

Sustainable Finance Lead

l.liagrecifor-icraf[dot]org

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GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth

The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, as it happened

Hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, and online, the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth united over 7,000 participants from 130 countries, along with 218 speakers and 121 global and local partner organizations, to pave a path to a fairer world ahead of COP28. The global event reached 27 million people via social media and media channels, with more than 170,000 engagements.

Across 89 plenaries, expert and interactive sessions, side events, networking sessions, onsite presentations and inspirational talks, the conference sparked vibrant conversations on local solutions to the global climate and ecological crises in 2023.

Explore investable nature-based projects

Are you an investor looking for a project to make a difference with? Explore your options, including three projects that featured in our special Dragons’ Den session at the event.

Or if you’re a nature-based project looking for funding, simply reach out and we’ll find you the support you need.

PHOTOS

#GLFNairobi Photo Competition Summary

What’s your vision for Earth?

Photographers from all over the world submitted amazing photos of local solutions being implemented to protect their landscapes. Each image submitted reminds us that every effort counts, urging us all to preserve and protect our precious landscapes for the current and future generations. Meet the winners of the GLF Nairobi 2023 Photo Competition!

Sponsors

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Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum: Investing in People and Nature

Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum:
Investing in People and Nature

Simultaneous interpretation available (English | Français | Español)

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Funded by:

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:
14:07–14:52

Microfinance for nature-based solutions: Needs, opportunities and way forward

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)
  • Executive Director
    Forestry and Climate Change Fund
  • Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022
    Nature and People as One (NAPO) co-founder & GLFx Africa Officer
14:52–15:45

Conservation trust funds and other biodiversity finance innovations: How can we maximize impacts for local communities?

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)
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?

Speakers:
  • Forestry Officer, Sustainable Forest Products
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
  • Mokena Makeka
    Principal
    Dalberg Advisors
  • Mark Wishnie
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head
    Landscape Capital at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
16:05–16:12

Experience sharing by OroVerde Foundation - Global Nature Fund

Speakers: TBC
16:12–16:25

Announcement: Restoration Stewards Cohort 2023

16:25–16:30

Closing statement

GEF Secretariat

Speakers

  • CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
    Global Environment Facility
  • Executive Director
    Forestry 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
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
  • Karen Price
    Executive Director
    Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust, Malawi
  • Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development
    Luxembourg
  • Jan Ohnesorge
    International Project Officer
    OroVerde, Tropical Forest Foundation
  • Iga Sari
    Executive Assistant to General Manager
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • 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) co-founder & GLFx Africa Officer

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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

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Working away at climate change

Media seminar:

Working away at climate change

Reporting on the intersections of climate change, rights and labor

Free online seminar in English | 2–3 November 2022

Hosted by:

WHERE

Online

WHEN

29 September, 13:00–17:00 CEST (UTC+2)

SOCIAL

#COFO26

The hard truth is that most people spend the majority of their lives working, but due to climate change, occupation, location and financial rewards and are slipping increasingly out of control.  

In preparation for COP27, and in a time in which fact-based reporting must serve as a cornerstone of climate action, the Global Landscapes Forum and Pulitzer Center have prepared a two-day free online seminar for English-speaking journalists to better examine climate change through the lenses of the rights and labor of the most vulnerable populations. 

Join leading reporters, editors and researchers from around the world to learn about the regional and global impacts of climate change on health, migration, productivity and more. Be the first to hear of the latest advancement for Indigenous Peoples’ land rights as well as the rising concept that puts people at the center of novel economic frameworks. 

Participation in the seminar will afford interview opportunities with leading sources as well as an in-person or online ticket to the hybrid conference GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change, 11–12 November 2022 alongside COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. See more information in the application form below. 

Agenda

DAY 1 (2 NOVEMBER 2022 - 14:00-15:30 CET)

14:00 – 14:45

Panel: Toward healthier places of work in climate-stressed environments

Interaction: 15-minute Q&A at the end of the 30-minute panel

Three Pulitzer Center journalists will present and discuss investigations they are currently pursuing, focused on climate change’s impact on human health in places of work around the world. From climate-related conflict among farmers in the Upper Nile, to worker productivity under extreme heat in Qatar, to the dichotomous realities of flooding and drought in East Africa, the journalists will discuss the purpose of their stories and reporting mechanisms.  

Moderated by
Speakers
15:00 – 15:25

Briefing: The launch of the Land Rights Standard

Interaction: 10minute Q&A at the end of the 15-minute briefing 

What began as a humble initiative for Indigenous leaders to voice their demands is this year being launched alongside COP27 at GLF Climate as a first-of-its-kind international standard for fair, just, inclusive and sustainable land rights for Indigenous, local and Afro-descendent peoples. Three years in the making, the Land Rights Standard saw the Rights and Resources Institute, in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Major Group and the Global Landscapes Forum, facilitate a drafting process led by more than 70 Indigenous and local groups and organizations from around the world. In this briefing, representatives will share how the standard was created and the impact it can achieve. 

Moderated by
Speakers

DAY 2 (3 NOVEMBER 2022 - 14:00-15:30 CET)

14:00 – 14:45

Panel: Agile reporting on labor migrations

Interaction: 15-minute Q&A at the end of the 30-minute panel 

As climate change forces people away from their homes, workforces are interrupted and forced to adapt to incoming and outgoing populations, bringing massive market implications on global scale and upheaval at the local level. In this session, two Pulitzer Center journalists and an expert from the UN International Organization for Migration will share insights from some of the regions facing migration most – India, Iraq and Latin America and the Caribbean – to compare and contrast how environmental and cultural landscapes are handling climate migration. 

Moderated by
Speakers
15:00 – 15:25

Briefing: The meaning of “stewardship”

Interaction: 10-minute Q&A at the end of the 15-minute briefing 

The concept of stewardship is engrained in history, but in the climate space, it’s being given a new lease on life as a term of the moment. From economic models to value chain frameworks to policy, stewardship is being looked to as the basis when revising relationships between humans and nature within existing global systems. But what are the origins of this term? Who is a steward? How has stewardship looked in the past, and in what forms should it take hold now? The briefing will acquaint journalists with what this term really means, how it can be protected from becoming jargon, and why it’s important in shaping narratives about the future. 

Moderated by
speakers
  • Senior Associate
    Center for International Forestry Research Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

How to apply

This online seminar is open to English-speaking journalists reporting on climate change and sustainable development, currently collaborating with a media outlet(s) of global, national or regional reach. It will gather journalists who share a passion for learning and raising awareness about the environment and want to dig deeper into its intersection with rights and labor. 

We can only accept a limited number of participants. Therefore, we encourage you to:  

  • Be very precise with the information you will provide in the application form below. 
  • Share the most recent and/or relevant content that you have produced. 
  • Attend the four sessions offered in the seminar.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle Lipton (g.lipton@cgiar.org) and Kelly Quintero (k.quintero@cgiar.org). 

The applicants will be informed of their selection by 31 October.

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Contacts

Theresa Loeffler

Theresa Loeffler

Forestry Officer, FAO Forestry Division

Theresa.Loefflerfao[dot]org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

n.haasecgiar[dot]org

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Transforming agrifood systems with forests

FAO–GLF Digital Forum

Transforming agrifood systems with forests

Simultaneous interpretation available (EN | FR | ES)

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