FINAL EXTENSION ANNOUNCED! Until 15th Dec 2019 - eDialogue on Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes
Last Saturday, 30 November 2019, in the prestigious European Convention Center in Luxembourg, an outstanding and diverse panel discussed innovative mechanisms and initiatives to upscale sustainable finance.
Inspired by the words of Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg, who in her opening speech immediately made clear the expected outcomes of this very intense day (“It is not an investment, if it destroys the planet!”), the afternoon plenary session organized by FTA, Tropenbos and CIFOR saw 7 very different backgrounds and perspectives come together, seeking common ground for change.
Starting from the success story of ACOFOP/FORESCOM who manage total annual turnover of 8-10 million from FSC certified sustainable forest management, a story exemplified through the passionate words of María Teresita Chinchilla Miranda and Elmer Francisco Méndez Hernández (senior advisor and CEO respectively), the other panelists: Pauline Nantongo – Director of Ecotrust in Uganda, Edit Kiss – Director of Development and Portfolio Management of Althelia Funds, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar of the Carbon Neutrality Branch of Total SA, Hans Loth – Global Head UN Environment Partnership of Rabobank, Veronica Galmez of the Forest and Climate Team of the Green Climate Fund all were unanimous in agreeing that innovation requires considerable risk, but it is the only way we have to renovate finance and transition towards true sustainability.
The discussion also touched upon the draft study currently being analyzed by a community of experts online through an eDialogue also summarized in a White Paper.
Given the success of this event, to allow participants and panelists to continue sharing their views, FTA, CIFOR and Tropenbos have agreed to extend one last time the deadline for commenting the paper in the eDialogue until the 15th of December 2019.
Don’t miss this opportunity to voice your ideas, experiences and comments, the discussion is open to all!