March 23, 2018
Join us to learn why tropical forests are essential for both climate stability and sustainable development
At the Paris climate talks in 2015, about 190 countries made clear commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase their resilience to climate change. Better forest and land management figured prominently among their national plans.
To mark the anniversary of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is pioneering large scale emission reductions programs, a panel discussion will focus on how those pledges are becoming a reality, the current challenges, and how we can continue to mobilize support for forest conservation, climate change mitigation and improved livelihoods.
After the event, we’ll catch up with the speakers about how to best seize the policy will and financing opportunities of the international forest and climate agenda and put them to work to deliver big forest conservation and climate change mitigation wins. In one interview, a leading researcher will make the case for why tropical forests are essential for both climate stability and sustainable development, and about the timeliness, affordability, and feasibility of scaling up funding for reducing deforestation. You’ll hear how an NGO is working on advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate and forest policies. And an Indigenous Peoples representative will speak about the urgency of action – in and outside forests – to preserve livelihoods, save lives and slow climate change and how multi-stakeholder platforms are making this possible.
Ellysar Baroudy, Coordinator for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, tells us about the importance of forests for development
Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Banner and thumbnail photo credits to the World Bank