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.

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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.

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ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DIGITAL FORUM

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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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The digital forum is hosted by:

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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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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Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum: Investing in People and Nature

Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum:
Investing in People and Nature

Simultaneous interpretation available (English | Français | Español)

This digital forum is hosted by:

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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Transforming agrifood systems with forests

FAO–GLF Digital Forum

Transforming agrifood systems with forests

Simultaneous interpretation available (EN | FR | ES)

This digital forum is presented by:

 

WHERE

Online

WHEN

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

SOCIAL

#COFO26

This Digital Forum will explore how forests can help transform global agrifood systems.

Agriculture and forestry can provide crucial tools to support sustainable development and tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and biodiversity loss, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Systemic solutions

These challenges can only be addressed through a coordinated and cross-sectoral approach that presents agriculture and forestry as solutions. This includes conserving, restoring and sustainably managing forests, avoiding deforestation, and maintaining ecosystem services.

In this Digital Forum, we will showcase and promote best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.

World Forest Week

The Digital Forum will be organized back-to-back to the 26th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO26), and the 8th World Forest Week, to be held from 3–7 October. It will provide space for FAO, partners and FAO Members to discuss topics related to forestry and agriculture linkages, food security, financing, gender and inclusiveness, and digital innovations. FAO has been a GLF Charter Member since 2021.

MEDIA CORNER

The digital forum Transforming agrifood systems with forests took place online on 29 September and showcased and promoted best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.

Use this space to ask questions, request interviews, read our media advisories, download our publications, access visuals to enrich your content, connect with the GLF communications team, and much more.

Agenda

13.00–14.10
High-level Panel

The World in 2050: A vision of forestry towards sustainable and resilient agrifood systems

During this session the publication Grazing with trees: A silvopastoral approach to managing and restoring drylands will be launched.
Moderated by
  • Deputy Director
    Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Opening Remarks

The World in 2050: A vision of forestry towards sustainable and resilient agrifood systems

KEYNOTE SPEECH

High-level panel

In this high-level panel, speakers will offer regional perspectives on the role of forestry in sustainable and resilient agrifood systems with a focus on drylands and grazing with trees.

SPEAKERS

Closing reflections

SpeakerS
14:10–15:10
Technical Panel

Learning from good practices: How do we make our forests fit for the future of agrifood systems?

During this session the policy brief What have we learned from trees? Three decades of farmer field schools on agroforestry and forestry will be launched.

TOPICS
  • How can extensive grazing be beneficial for the restoration of dryland ecosystems?
  • How can private sector engagement boost sustainable agroforestry systems in Mauritius?
  • How does a climate-smart village after the field school model work in Pakistan?
  • What is the potential for upscaling agro-ecology for the transformation of agrifood systems under the GEF-7 Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Programme?
  • How can forests increase biodiversity and ecosystem benefits for agriculture? The role of pollinators
Moderated by
SpeakerS

Q&A

15:10–15:50​

How can agriculture production be decoupled from deforestation?

During this session the technical paper Halting deforestation from agricultural value chains: The role of governments will be launched.
TOPICS
  • How can a certification for forest risk free agriculture production work?
  • Perspectives of a consumer country
  • Halting deforestation from agricultural value chains: The role of governments
  • Measures that can foster synergies between forestry and agriculture and reduce trade-offs
  • Tracking the land footprints of commodities: Introduction to a new database
Moderated by
SpeakerS

Q&A

15:50–16:15

How to improve decision making using better data and the latest tools?

TOPICS
  • Introduction to Forest Data Partnership
  • Role of governments
  • Role of the private sector
  • Harnessing technology for better data
  • The Framework on Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM)
  • Good practices for the effective restoration of ecosystems in the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
  • Supporting forest restoration planning: Se.plan, a free and open-source SEPAL tool
  • Setting up systems for monitoring restoration initiatives: The Aurora app
  • Integrated landscape planning for informed decision-making
  • Conservation Approaches and Technologies
Moderated by

The Forest Data Partnership – eliminating supply chain deforestation and catalyzing ecosystem restoration through better data

SpeakerS
  • Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Program Manager, Forests and Climate
    US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Senior Manager Sustainable Sourcing, Digital Solutions
    Unilever
  • Sr. Program Manager, Forest & Nature at Google Earth Outreach
    Google

Q&A

16:15–17:00

Better data and latest tools

moderated by
SpeakerS

Q&A

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