Financial sector bets on carbon markets and sustainable land use
mercredi 30 mars 2022 à 07:13
As carbon markets expand and ’greener’ finance regulations emerge, experts at digital forum will chart pathways for channeling money to address the climate and biodiversity crises.
The Amazon Basin is hurtling towards an irreversible ecological ‘tipping point’, with deforestation rates currently their fastest in fourteen years. Can recent breakthroughs in sustainable finance, policy, and the development of carbon markets, save our planet’s remaining forests – upon which our existence depends ?
On 30 March 2022, at the digital forum ‘Sustainable Finance for Nature-Based Solutions : How to Seize the Full Potential of Carbon Markets and Taxonomy Regulations’, leading experts will discuss ways to scale up investment in nature-based solutions – which make the most of the latest developments in sustainable finance.
The forum will convene leading practitioners, policymakers, and scientists to speak at the event, including :
- Anna Lehmann, Global Climate Policy Director, Wildlife Works Carbon
- Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia
- Gabriel Labbate, Senior Programme Officer, UN-REDD Programme
- Jelmer van de Mortel, Head of Acorn, Innovation Lead, Rabobank
Issues will include :
- How can carbon finance best serve nature-based solutions at the local level ? What opportunities exist to develop local carbon markets in the Global South ?
- What are the opportunities to develop local carbon markets in the Global South ?
- How can companies transform their net zero commitments into opportunities to finance sustainable land use and resilient landscape projects ?
- What are the next steps for the EU taxonomy regulation to fully integrate sustainable land use and biodiversity ?
- What are the potential pathways to develop taxonomy and disclosure regulations on sustainable land use in the Global South, such as in African and Latin American contexts ?
Carbon markets are very crucial. If you want to move towards climate neutrality in the EU, for instance, by 2050, we have to invest in all kinds of options. What research has shown is that up until 2030 carbon markets and nature-based solutions, as investing in forestry and tree planting, can contribute up to 37% in the emission reduction we want to achieve” – Paul Burgers in a GLF Live interview, October 2021
The forum is organized by the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as part of the Luxembourg-GLF Finance for Nature platform, which seeks to scale up sustainable investments for nature-based solutions.