Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum: Investing in People and Nature

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:
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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The seeds of food justice

The vast majority of our planet lives outside the global industrial food chain – a linear system that brings our food from the farm to our plates. Subsistence and small-scale farmers, ecopreneurs, hunters, pastoralists, fishers, and so many others are often overlooked in the dominant narrative on food systems, but they are a vital part of food sovereignty and climate justice.

In this Youth Daily Show, young ecopreneurs and food experts will share their visions for the future of African agriculture, exploring innovative technologies and traditional methods to challenge the world’s understanding of how food can be produced.

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From landscape to table, food systems in perspective

How can we implement innovative food systems that positively impact the environment whilst also benefiting local communities? Earlier this year, the GLFx Cape Town Speaker Stage at Greenpop’s Reforest Fest posed this question to a series of speakers, inviting them to discuss the topic of landscapes and food systems in a series of talks. In conversation with Nicola Rule (Professional Officer, ICLEI Africa), GLFx Cape Town will present extracts from this series, discussing the complex dynamics of food and equity and the potential for shaping the future of food systems in South Africa.

Blog articles

Restoring rural landscapes and communities in South Africa

Food choices and ocean health

Is cultivated meat the future of sustainable meat consumption?

The Carbon Credit feedback loop

POEM: You Can Find Me In Nature

White Paper

From landscape to table, food systems in perspective

Websites

Viva con Agua

Oceaneers

Climate Neutral Group

Mzansi Meat

Rosie’s poetry and other materials

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Virtual Tours: Cameroon and Kenya

Have you always dreamed of learning from the Maasai community, or traveling to the beautiful landscapes of Western and Central Africa? Join us in this immersive virtual tour visiting Kuku Group Ranch, near Mount Kilimanjaro, and Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Our landscape, our rights, our investment

Building on recent discussions at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), this session will explore how to integrate and monitor communities’ legitimate rights to land and forest resources within and adjacent to landscape restoration sites.

The session will draw on experiences from Benin, Kenya, Madagascar and Malawi in pursuing the UNCCD’s Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) target, as a backdrop for exploring how to successfully reconcile ecosystem restoration the livelihood needs and land tenure rights of local communities. With an eye on the upcoming UN Climate Change and Biodiversity conferences, the session is expected to provide practical insights on how to operationalize the UNCCD’s landmark decision on land tenure to support greater synergies in the implementation of the three Rio environmental conventions, for the good of people and planet.

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Networking | Expert & Thematic networking tables

GLF Africa offers a unique chance to connect with participants from all corners of Africa and beyond. We will be hosting thematic networking tables to ensure that different topics are touched on. During the networking at GLF Africa you can expect to find: Thematic tables with GLFx chapters, Thematic table on Indigenous communities and agroecology Expert table with Rewilding Community of Practice. We’ll do our best to support you to learn from others and find valuable new contacts, see you there!

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Speaking with one voice: Growing an alliance of Kenyan urbanites to create regenerative urban food systems

We are farmers and gardeners, chefs, suppliers, musicians, artists, researchers, and trainers; we are running businesses, CBOs and NGOs. We believe and experience the power of regenerative urban agriculture to transform our food systems in Kenya. We are exploring ways to connect like-minded urbanites and provide opportunities to take action: advocacy, knowledge sharing and education, producer-consumer communications etc. We believe feeling connected to others is key to creating more just and regenerative food systems and societies. We would like to share our ideas and experience with you and hear your feedback and recommendations. We are looking to build relationships and grow our network in every corner of Kenya and elsewhere.

Website

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Voices of the landscape: The role of Cameroon’s traditional rulers in restoration

Africa’s cultural and political identity cannot exist without its traditional rulers. For centuries, traditional rulers, some known as “chieftaincies,” “Igwes,” or “queen mothers,” have been key in maintaining peace, preserving customary laws & in helping to ensure the legitimacy of post-colonial politicians/leaders. Their influence in maintaining Africa’s cultural anchoring was and is still key. Now, they are working to tackle climate change in a fight to preserve their ways of life. This session will explore the critical role traditional rulers have played in community-led restoration projects in Nkambe Cameroon and will feature the stories of Chiefs from GLFx Nkambe, Cameroon, Chapter.

This session has been made possible through the generous support of the Robert Bosch Foundation
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