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Climate finance opportunities to foster forest-positive agriculture

Wed,  Oct
20
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Virtual

Event Date

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This webinar is the last of a series of online events to be held in September and October under the common topic of “Halting deforestation: approaches and tools for forest-positive commodity value chains.”

This session will cover the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of opportunities to use climate finance, including REDD+ funding mechanisms, to develop forest-positive agriculture;
  • Provide an overview of how carbon finance can incentivize private sector investment in forest-positive agriculture, conservation and restoration of forests;
  • Provide an overview of advanced technical requirements to improve access to climate finance, including accounting methods, clear carbon rights and distribution of benefits;
  • Share experiences and lessons learned from countries’ efforts to utilize climate finance as a catalyst for scaling ups and implement forest-positive agriculture, and demonstrate how this supports national climate ambitions and transformational change.

About the speakers:

Opening remarks:

  • Takashi Yamazaki, Director of the International Forestry Cooperation Office, Forestry Agency, MAFF;
  • Astrid Agostini, REDD+/NFM Cluster Coordinator, Forestry Division, FAO.

Background Presentation:

  • Lucio Santos, Climate Finance REDD+ Officer, REDD+/NFM Cluster, Forestry Division, FAO;

Presentation on experiences and lessons learned from countries:

  • Argentina, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Indonesia,  more information upcoming

Panel Discussion on private sector investments and private-public dialogue:

  • Philippe Crete, Fondaction, Principal Advisor, Alternative Investments
  • Ayaka Fujiwara, Climate Investment Specialist, Private Sector Facility (PSF), Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Argentina, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Indonesia, more information upcoming.

Commentator/Final Remarks:

  • Ivo Mulder, Head of the Climate Finance Unit, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Closing remarks:

  • Astrid Agostini, REDD+/NFM Cluster coordinator, Forestry Division, FAO.

Sponsored by

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF)

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