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Co-hosted by Forest Trends and the World Bank

Exploring the findings from two reports that illustrate the breadth of public and private financing for forests:

"Converging at the Crossroads: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2015"
"REDD+ Finance Flows 2009-2014: Trends and Lessons Learned"


Wednesday, November 18, 2015,  3:30 – 5:00 pm with reception to follow   

World Bank Main Building, Room MC4-800 1818 H Street, NW 

(Visitor entrance is on 18th street) 


Please RSVP to Lina Scott at lscott@forest-trends.org by COB Monday, November 16


Presenters:

Allie Goldstein, Senior Associate, Forest Trends' Ecosystem  Marketplace
Brian Schaap, Senior REDDX Associate, Forest Trends' Forest Trade  and Finance Program


Moderator:

Michael  Jenkins, President and CEO, Forest Trends


Panelists

Gustavo  A. Silva-Chávez, Manager, REDDX, Forest Trends' Forest Trade and Finance Program
Chris Dragisic, Team Lead – REDD+ and Land Use Sector, US Department of State
Additional panelists TBC, representing private sector developers and  multilateral donors




The challenge of financing forest protection has emerged as a central issue in the  upcoming Paris COP negotiations, as negotiators seek to ensure that greenhouse  gas reductions related to forest and land use are incorporated into the final  Paris agreement. National climate and mitigation pledges for many developing  countries include a conditional forest protection component that can be fully  implemented with additional financial support. Although voluntary and compliance  markets for forest carbon saw record activity last year, scaling up this  private sector finance for forests depends on additional policy signals.


Two of Forest Trends' latest reports document a convergence of public and private  finance around forest carbon and REDD+. The panel discussion will focus on  current levels of finance that have been made available to support  on-the-ground activities and how to overcome the remaining challenges to  financing forest protection.

NOTE: RSVPs are mandatory for non-World Bank staff. Please RSVP to Lina Scott at lscott@forest-trends.org by COB Monday, November 16. Please plan on arriving 15-20 minutes early to go through World Bank security and obtain an access pass.

 

Posted by Anne Thiel at 11:54am on 11 November 2015

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